“SVU” Star Mariska Hargitay Suing Former Agents

It’s probably not a case that her detective character would investigate, but Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star Mariska Hargitay is suing her former agents, claiming they’re attempting to collect SVU commissions even though both sides have parted ways.

According to an April 27 Hollywood Reporter story, Hargitay’s former representatives at William Morris Endeavor (formerly William Morris Agency) are trying to get their hands on part of her contract for the eleventh and twelfth seasons, which she signed after leaving the agency.

“WME bases its claims on the long-expired WMA Agreement — to which it was not a party, and which was never assigned to it — and a purported implied or oral contract which it contends arose between WMA and Ms. Hargitay,” the actress’ lawsuit reads.

Hargitay, who reportedly pads her checking account with $400,000 per episode, was a WME client from 2002 until 2009, when she left due to current agent Edwin Moore’s decision to move to rival Paradigm Talent Agency.

The Reporter’s, er, report is available here.

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