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Karrueche Tran Sues Ex-Manager For $1.4 Million, Accuses Him Of Underpaying Her

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By Ryan Naumann

Karrueche Tran is accusing her former manager of screwing her out of $1.4 million in a new lawsuit.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the actress is suing her talent manager Yaqwb Muhammed aka Jacob York and his management company Electric Republic for breach of contract, fraud, breach of private duty and punitive damages.

Tran signed with the management company in 2016. She allowed them to collect her monies and take their 20% before sending to her. The company was to provide her with monthly accounting which she claims they never did.

The actress says she relied on her manger to tell her the accurate amounts owed to her. However, she claims they repeatedly misrepresented the amount of money her business ventures were making.

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In November 2019, she claims to have discovered her manager had failed to pay her $267,000 owed for personal appearances. She had her lawyer send off a letter demanding the money and accounting for other ventures.

Tran started to investigate the situation and found that failed to report money she made with her makeup company. She reached out to the makeup partner for accounting. Once she received the accounting it showed ColourPop made $1,795,026.33 in royalties for Tran, which her managers were to be paid $359,005.27, leaving her with $1,436,021.06.

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However, she says the problem is her managers only paid her $276,003.90 from the payment.

The suit adds, “Electric had only paid Tran $276,003.90 attributable to the Venture, thereby causing Tran to believe that the Venture had only generated approximately $345,004.87 in total revenues. Defendants encouraged this false belief by repeatedly misrepresenting to Tran that the Venture had not been particularly successful, and that her relatively low royalty payments were therefore to be expected. In truth, the Venture had been one of ColourPop’s most successful cosmetic lines to date.”

Tran is suing for the $1.4 million plus punitive damages.

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