MAC Presents’ Marcie Allen Sues Agent Cara Lewis Over Office Space, Commissions: Updated

Marcie Allen and Cara Lewis
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– Marcie Allen and Cara Lewis
Marcie Allen (L) and Cara Lewis.
Super agent Cara Lewis has been sued by Marcie Allen, who heads marketing and branding group MAC Presents, over a New York City office sublet and an alleged agreement in which Lewis and Allen would split commissions and expenses for branding partnerships between Cara Lewis Group clients and MAC Presents.

 Variety reports the suit, filed May 9 in New York Supreme Court, claims that Allen allowed Lewis to sublet space in MAC Presents’ offices while helping Lewis establish her business after her departure from CAA in 2015.  Allen in the complaint says Lewis has so far refused to vacate the space since asked by Allen on Feb. 8.

 Allen alleges that Lewis engaged in “bullying, threats, false assertions and improper conduct … out of greed and a clear lack of gratitude for [Allen’s] actions towards them in the past,” and generally created an “untenable” work environment, Variety reports.

Allen reportedly seeks $4.5 million plus punitive damages and attorneys fees.

Lewis represents artists including Eminem, Travis Scott, Khalid, Chance The Rapper, The Roots and Questlove. 

Lewis, through her attorneys, respond: “We have reviewed the complaint filed by MAC Presents and Marcie Allen. This suit has no merit and was filed by MAC Presents in response to a previously filed suit by C Lewis Group against MAC Presents and we will vigorously defend it.  This dispute arises out of significant unpaid loans and commissions that MAC Presents and Marcie Allen owe to C Lewis Group.  We have no further comment at this time.”