bill-swift - April 17, 2006
Yes, you heard right. Jessica Simpson is being sued for $100 Million by a clothing company, for breach of contract. Reports from The BBC state that even though both parties tried to settle the dispute amicably, negotiations failed, and the case is now headed to court.
Tarrant Apparel Group (TAG) said in court papers she signed a deal in 2004 to use her name to sell sportswear.
The deal requires Simpson to be "actively involved in promoting products, whether requested or not".
TAG claims she not only failed to wear their clothes, but has also named a rival make of jeans as her favourites.
Simpson's lawyer, Jed Ferdinand, said his client denies the allegations.
"It's absolutely untrue," he said. "That's what the evidence will show, and she will vigorously fight the lawsuit."
California-based TAG said it had already paid Simpson $2.2m, with another $1.6m guaranteed in sales royalties and $4.4m for the remainder of the contract.
The deal also requires the actress to "publicly wear/display or use the products, particularly at events, shows and appearances", said the papers filed in Manhattan's state Supreme Court.
The clothing lines are Jessica Simpson, Princy, and JS by Jessica. A fourth brand, to come out in January 2007, is Sweet Kisses.
You see, the problem really stems from the fact that the clothing lines suck. Nobody wants to buy cheap clothes made in China at WalMart, just because it's got Jessica Simpson's picture on the packaging. Now if Jessica was selling clothes like the ones she's got here, well, that would be a completely different story.
Check out more pictures of Jessica Simpson's and her cleavage, after the jump.
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