‘The Cosby Show’ Alum Sued

by | March 2, 2012 at 10:55 AM | TV News

Keshia Knight Pulliam (Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

“Cosby” kid Keshia Knight Pulliam is facing a lawsuit from her former talent agency for unpaid commissions from her gig on the TV series, Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Greene & Associates filed the suit Thursday in Los Angeles, claiming they had an oral agreement with the actress to represent her in 2007, followed by a written SAG agreement confirming the deal, which would give them a standard 10 percent of her earnings.

The agency helped Pulliam land the role on the TBS dramedy in 2008; she fired them in 2011 after joining a rival agency and allegedly has refused to pay commissions on the new season of the show. The suit claims more than $100,000 in unpaid commissions and $250,000 in future commissions, according to THR.

Pulliam joined “House of Payne” in 2008, where she plays reformed con artist Miranda Lucas-Payne.

She’s still best known for playing the baby of the family, Rudy Huxtable, on the beloved family sitcom “The Cosby Show,” when she was five years old.