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Donald Faison Sued By Agents

You Made $75k Per Ep on 'Scrubs' ... So Pay Us!

5/9/2013 4:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0509-donald-faison-scrubs-tmzDonald Faison made nearly $1 MILLION for the final season of "Scrubs" ... but screwed over the people who negotiated that paycheck, this according to a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ.

Faison is being sued by United Talent Agency -- which claims they got Faison his job on "Scrubs" back in 2001 ... and convinced producers to pay him $75,356 per episode.

But according to the suit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Faison -- who played Turk on the show -- stopped paying UTA its 10% commission after Episode 3 of Season 9.

UTA also claims Faison stiffed them on commission for his role on a pilot episode of the ABC sitcom "The Law," for which he made $60k.

UTA -- clearly bitter -- writes in the lawsuit, "Faison has not only turned his back on the people that helped slingshot his career, but on his contractual obligations to those people."

UTA is asking for more than $70k in damages.

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May 11 -- We're told Faison immediately paid his debt as soon as he heard about the lawsuit, claiming he was unaware of the debt until the suit was filed.

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1.

Woot    

Dat's some serious fo-head.

531 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

If UTA is correct, I hope they get every dime owed to them plus damages. The very least thing Faison can do is pay his bills to those who helped him. UTA certainly carved a career niche for Faison because he is not all that looks or talent.

531 days ago
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gegeok    

... That was over .. 10 yrs ago!!! Lol.... What bums.....lol...

531 days ago
4.

TheEric    

they're ****ty agents if they were only able to get him 75k an ep after being on the show for 9 years

531 days ago
5.

en Todo Momento!!    

oh. so you impose yourself as some door blocker middleman, for jobs people could get without your busybody regulatory behavior, and then you seriously expect them to pay you? seriously. these casting companies could simply hire based on artistic performance, and not based on some agent plugging their 'special clients' as they please, where weird sexual dominations demands gauge your success.

531 days ago
6.

TMZZ    

Zach Braff should Kickstarter fund this for him. Douches

531 days ago
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Spludge    

Only 75k an episode after 9 seasons? I think he needs a different agency.

531 days ago
8.

Harlin's Garage    

Dudes knocked up various baby mama's... Expect any less? Settled for a blonde/Simpson's BFF.. Jessica still can't get married even after getting plowed twice.
Just saying...

531 days ago
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Harlin's Garage    

BTW, we know now where that $75 grand went to--
Forehead Transplant.... Prick..

531 days ago
10.

Harlin's Garage    

The more I think about it this guy's about to piss me off. Deadbeat.

531 days ago
11.

PhilipMarkum    

Don't screw over the moneymakers, Faison, or you'll be selling shoes at Nordstrom for the rest of your life. Pay up...and fast.

531 days ago
12.

Harlin's Garage    

But he was good on that there show...

531 days ago
13.

guy    

Wonder if he's also like Lauryn Hill...next it's Uncle Sam. They spend it all and forget that some others are due their portion.
Most of us understand this. You just deal.

531 days ago
14.

Jay W.     

Chocolate Bear is a stingy bastard... ay?

531 days ago
15.

Tracey    

That's pretty good for a 1st grader..

531 days ago
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