7/12/2016 9:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Matthew Morrison‘s refusing to pay his acting coach $182k … claiming in a new lawsuit he never struck a ludicrous deal with the guy.
The former “Glee” star denies ever verbally agreeing to pay Peter Mattaliano 2.5% of his acting salary from any TV or movie roles. Matthew says Peter is demanding “this outrageous figure based upon a purported oral agreement” in May 2011.
Matthew denies ever agreeing to that deal, and says he actually did pay Peter generously in excess of what acting coaches are normally paid … although he doesn’t say a specific amount.
On top of asking the court to wipe out the amount, Matthew’s suing Peter for using his name and images on a website.