Orlando Bloom’s former management company has sued the actor for allegedly failing to pay $660,000 in commissions.
In June 2002, Bloom entered into an oral agreement with The Firm to pay the management company 10 percent commission for work negotiated on the actor’s behalf, according to the suit filed Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
Calls to Bloom’s lawyer seeking comment Wednesday were not immediately returned. Bloom’s publicist, Robin Baum, declined comment.
Bloom terminated his relationship with The Firm in July 2005 but did not pay money he owed, court documents allege.
Talent manager Aleen Keshishian, a former employee of The Firm who had managed Bloom, left the company around that time and now manages the actor at Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, the suit said.
According to the complaint, Keshishian and BGE, who also were sued by The Firm in a related suit, have wrongfully collected at least $200,000 in commissions for the upcoming second and third “Pirates of the Caribbean” films.
The Firm contends it is entitled to those commissions because the films were negotiated on Bloom’s behalf while Keshishian was at The Firm.
Calls made to Keshishian at BGE after business hours Wednesday were not returned.
Bloom has also starred in “Troy” and the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.