Lisa Kudrow ordered to pay ex-manager $1.6M

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — A California jury has ordered Lisa Kudrow to pay her former manager $1.6 million in residuals from her work on "Friends."

The Los Angeles County Superior Court jury returned its verdict Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by Scott Howard. He claimed he had an oral agreement with the actress and was owed a percentage of her earnings on the hit NBC sitcom.

Kudrow contended during the trial that she had already paid Howard more than $11 million before they parted ways in 2007.

City News Service says testimony during the trial indicated that Kudrow was earning more than $1 million per episode by the end of the show's run. Kudrow starred on "Friends" from 1994 to 2004.

Howard worked with Kudrow for 16 years, beginning in 1991.

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