SANTA MONICA — Actress Lisa Kudrow was ordered today by a jury in Santa Monica to pay her former manager $1.6 million in residuals from her work on the 1994-2004 series “Friends.”
Scott Howard had asked for $1.7 million in his lawsuit, saying he worked with Kudrow for 16 years.
Kudrow, 50, contended during trial of the lawsuit that she and Howard parted ways in 2007, but said she had already paid Howard more than $11 million. Howard said that under an oral agreement with the actress, he was owed a percentage of her earnings from the series.
Testimony during the trial indicated that Kudrow was earning more than $1 million per episode by the end of the hit sitcom's run.
Howard worked with Kudrow from 1991 to 2007.