You’ve Been Served: Tia Mowry-Hardrict Sues Over Twitter Deal
She may still have the same sweet personality of her Sister, Sister days, but don’t get it twisted: Tia Mowry-Hardrict is about her business.
She’s definitely at no shortage for income since Nickelodeon has ordered a second season of her latest sitcom “Instant Mom” which will include 20 new episodes and six additional segments to be added to the show’s first run.
Unfortunately, she’ll be seeing a few business partners in court. TMZ reports that the actress was swindled out of her share of earnings in a deal to send sponsored tweets to her almost 2 million followers for certain companies. In deals which were supposed to pay Mowry-Hardrict more than $108,000, a shady agent/social media specialist allegedly took way more than the 10% commission to which he signed on for. She alleges Innovative Artists Agency employee Brian Hanley, took a 5% administrative fee as well as 35% tax withholding fee in addition to the 10% they agreed on. Mowry-Hardrict is suing for the near $60K she says she was cheated out of as well as $120K in punitive damages.
We love everything Tia and twin sister, Tamera have done to transform their teeny bopper images into sweetly,sophisticated “mommy branding”. Their company Need Brands focuses on all natural products for mothers and babies. But we still can’t believe how much these celebs are making for tweeting. Can you imagine $108,000 for something we all do for free (or just for more followers). If you think that’s major money, stars like Kim Kardashian and Charlie Sheen are rumored to pull in almost $10,000 a tweet. We hope Tia gets what’s owed to her.