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Wesley Snipes Compares Hollywood Agents To Pimps, Actors To Hos In UTA Dispute Deposition Video

by Tambay A. Obenson
July 18, 2012 1:46 PM
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This gave me a good laugh! 

The short story goes... while being questioned by attorney Bryan Freedman, in a deposition regarding his dispute with his then former talent agency (UTA) over upaid commissions, Wesley Snipes so eloquently compared talent agencies to pimps and their actor clients to hos.

Is his analogy a fair one?

Watch this hilarious exchange for the history books (h/t THR):

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  • Said in Los Angeles | July 24, 2012 4:01 PMReply

    I am on the floor! It may sound wrong, but that analogy to Pimp and Hoe's is so right...

  • Real Talk McGee | July 22, 2012 12:11 PMReply

    This is crazy. Stingy rich people are hilarious; they think they're entitled to hold on to ALL of their riches, IRS, employees, and agents be damned. Agents and managers are the people who help actors get in the room, do their deals, make sure they're treated properly on set, help guide a career. Some people who have "made it" like to think they've done it on their own and that's simply not the case. Hate them or love them, agents, managers, and casting directors are necessary to the entertainment industry; there are far too many actors and they help weed out the worst and promote the mediocre to best.

  • DRT | July 22, 2012 10:47 AMReply

    This is the mistake actors make everyday w/ Talent Agents/Agencies. Flip the script, they work for you. You're the Pimp and the Agent is your Ho...

  • Hassan Fvckry | July 18, 2012 10:28 PMReply

    Yeah, this was a good laugh. Glad he got one in too before they sent him up river...

  • Miles Ellison | July 18, 2012 8:59 PMReply

    I doubt that an SNL sketch would be as funny as that was.

  • Nicole | July 18, 2012 9:54 PM

    You're probably right Miles. Wesley is in rare form.

  • Nicole | July 18, 2012 8:32 PMReply

    *waits for this to become a SNL sketch*

  • ALM | July 18, 2012 4:46 PMReply

    Is this video from 2008? This looks like it was shot in 1975.

    Dead @ "No further questions"

  • tina | July 18, 2012 3:33 PMReply

    please...he wasn't complaining when he was at the top of his game. he sounds like he did when he took the stand in New Jack City...he blamed everybody in the court and the world for why he was selling crack. at the 2nd window and drive thru.

  • NO BRAINER | July 19, 2012 5:37 PM

    How is he "complaining" with this obvious FACT?! He explained it perfectly. Stop killing the messenger you people. Start appreciating them, or else you will scare them to silence and it'll you left in the dark...

  • Bishop Don Magic Juan | July 18, 2012 2:58 PMReply


  • Darkan | July 18, 2012 2:27 PMReply

    Wesley is totally correct. He kept it real. Speak the truth and shame the devil but I can see why he lost his case though. Wow...

  • Jeremy | July 18, 2012 2:20 PMReply

    wisdom for dat a$$

  • Will Wright | July 18, 2012 2:18 PMReply

    Clearly, Mr. Snipes doesn't wanna work in Hollywood for the foreseeable future.

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