Kendall Jenner has been dragged to the court by an Italian fashion brand Liu Jo which accused her of breaching their photoshoot contract.
Per Fashion Law, Jenner was contractually bound to do one photoshoot for Liu Jo’s Spring/Summer 2020 campaign and another for its Fall/Winter 2020 campaign, among other obligations. Reportedly, the deal was signed in 2019 and the model was set to be paid $1.5 million “plus a 20 percent service fee.”
She was paid $1.35 million before completing her services and the brand claims that “by late September 2020, it became clear that Ms. Jenner had no intention to fulfill her obligations under the agreement by performing the second photoshoot [on a rescheduled date in] October 2020.”
They added that she refused to respond to several urgent messages they sent her and that she “also claimed that she was unable to travel to Italy due to her health concerns relating to the coronavirus pandemic,” but was “at the same time…repeatedly reported to be violating CDC guidelines by engaging in multiple international non-essential trips and hosting large parties with her friends.”
Now, the Italian fashion brand is seeking at least $1.8 million in damages.
Meanwhile, Jenner’s modeling agency, the Society Management, told TMZ Liu Jo was delaying the photoshoots and that the lawsuit is baseless.
“This suit is without merit,” they said. “The Society Management, on behalf of Ms. Kendall Jenner, has continually offered Liu Jo alternative dates and locations to fulfill an agreement that was forced to be delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.”