A jury has ordered actress Lisa Kudrow to pay her former manager 1.6 million dollars (£963,000) in residuals from her work on Friends.

The Los Angeles County Superior Court jury found for Scott Howard, who claimed he had an oral agreement with Kudrow and was owed a percentage of her earnings on the hit TV sitcom.

Kudrow argued that she had already paid Mr Howard more than 11 million dollars (£6.6m) before they parted ways in 2007.

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City News Service said evidence during the trial indicated that Kudrow, who starred on Friends from 1994 to 2004, was earning more than one million dollars (£602,000) an episode by the end of the show's run.

Mr Howard worked with Kudrow for 16 years, beginning in 1991.