Chris Tucker, Netflix Sued over Standup Special

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On July 10, Rush Hour star Chris Tucker's first-ever standup special will land on Netflix, as an exclusive.

Now, just a few days before his big moment, the actor is being hit with a lawsuit.

TMZ reports that another comedian is responsible for the lawsuit. Terry Hodges is suing both Tucker and Netflix, claiming he's been working on the special, with Tucker, for years and has not been compensated.

Apparently, the two began working on material for the special way back in 2008.

And there's more. From TMZ:

Hodges says he's racked up $66k in fees, during trips to Philadelphia, L.A., and Atlanta -- and hasn't been regularly paid since 2011. On top of that, he says Tucker promised to make him a co-producer ... which would entitle him to a little back end, but that also fell through.

According to Tucker and his lawyer, the suit is "absurd."

"A man who needs no introduction, Chris Tucker is a comedy legend and is bringing his larger-than-life comedy to Netflix in his FIRST EVER stand-up special. Filmed in his hometown of Atlanta, nothing is off-limits as Tucker brings it home for the comedy special worth waiting for," says Netflix in promotion of the special.

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