08/16/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley
Los Angeles, CA—Paris Hilton, actress and Hollywood socialite, has got herself in quite a hairy situation. Hairtech International Inc. has filed a $35 million lawsuit against Hilton for allegedly wearing hair extensions from a competitor in 2008, as reported by the New York Daily News.
The 29-year-old hotel heiress is being sued for 10 times what she was paid under contract with Hairtech International Inc. The hair extension company is also claiming they lost $6.6 million due to Hilton’s absence at a launch party.
According to the lawsuit, Hilton failed to appear for a launch party in 2007 for the hair extensions line. But during that time, Hilton was serving 23 days in jail after being caught twice for driving with a suspended license while she was on probation for reckless driving.
Hairtech also claimed that Hilton’s partying lifestyle “contradicts Hairtech’s marketing campaign.”
Hilton’s publicist could not be reached for comment.
This is the heiress’ first time being sued for promotional obligations. In 2008, Hilton was also sued for allegedly not fulfilling promotional responsibilities for the film, “Pledge This!” A judge ruled that Hilton didn’t owe the $8.3 million it cost to make the flick, but the court is still trying to decide if she will have to pay the $1 million she was paid to appear in the movie.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Los Angeles entertainment lawyers.