By Bobby Mathew on
Taylor Lautner, heartthrob Jacob Black from Twilight, has donated the $40,000 he won in a lawsuit to a charity with whom he has had a longstanding relationship.
Taylor was filming on the set of Abduction, when an Irving, Calfornia RV dealer failed to deliver him the trailer he requested on June 21st. McMahon’s RV reportedly delivered Lautner a shoddy, unsafe vehicle instead of the custom trailer he paid for.
Lautner sued for fraud and breach of contract on August 23. Initially, Brent McMahon challenged the fit actor to a pushup contest to determine the outcome of the lawsuit. Lautner’s lawyer declined, stating in an email how the lack of professionalism that McMahon and his associates once again demonstrated is what sparked the lawsuit in the first place.
Robert Barta, Lautner’s attorney, made this statement to US Magazine: "McMahon’s RV has agreed to settle its dispute with Taylor Lautner. McMahon’s RV will pay $40,000 to Lautner, which the 18-year-old actor will donate to The Lollipop Theater Network, a children’s charity with which he has a long-standing relationship."
The Lollipop Theater Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to showing sick children in hospitals, many of whom have life-threatening illnesses, newly released movies.
Lautner, who is 18 years old, is one of Hollywoods highest-paid teen actors. He appeared in 2005 family films such as “The Adventures of Sharkboy” and “Cheaper by the Dozen 2.” He also appeared on a UPN sitcom, Love Inc. He will resume his old role, as Jacob Black, in the second half of the two-part Twilight finale.
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