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Another day, another Kardashian/Jenner lawsuit…
Kendall Jenner is reportedly being sued for $1.8 million by Italian fashion brand Liu Jo, as the model was allegedly in breach of their contract.
According to reports, the 25-year-old model failed to show up to the second of two photoshoots which were already agreed upon, which therefore meant she was in breach of contract.
Due to her absence, the lawsuit claims that the brand was forced to rework its new campaign, at “great expense” to the company…
“Liu Jo was forced to find replacement models and restructure its entire Spring/Summer 2021 photoshoot — at great expense to Liu Jo — due to Ms. Jenner’s refusal to uphold her end of the bargain,” the lawsuit states.
So what actually happened that meant that Kendall Jenner wasn’t able to attend the second photoshoot?
There were said to be some scheduling problems due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which meant that Kendall couldn’t fly to the photoshoot on the initial dates due to the travel restrictions. However, Kendall’s reps are insisting that they did try to work around the situation, although Liu Jo are insisting the opposite…
According to Liu Jo, Kendall attended the first photoshoot back in July 2019 for the brand’s Spring/Summer 2020 campaign, while the second photoshoot was meant to be used for its Fall/Winter 2020 campaign. However, the coronavirus pandemic meant that she was unable to travel to complete the second photoshoot on the desired dates.
Despite not being able to travel on the agreed upon date, Kendall’s people are insisting that they tried to work around this and provide alternative solutions, which therefore means the lawsuit is “without merit”…
“This suit is without merit,” a rep for Kendall Jenner told Page Six.
“The Society Management, on behalf of Ms. Kendall Jenner, has continually offered Liu Jo alternative dates and locations to fulfil an agreement that was forced to be delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Jenner has willingly offered to complete services honoring her commitments.”
The lawsuit, on the other hand, alleges something completely different, claiming that the model “repeatedly failed to provide Liu Jo with definitive responses to Liu Jo’s proposals, proposed no reasonable alternatives, and ultimately turned down all of Liu Jo’s good-faith offers of compromise.”
Liu Jo also claims that she told the brand it would be “impossible” to travel to Italy to reshoot in September 2020, yet managed to do so for another brand.
And after ignoring the brand for so long, Kendall allegedly responded “only after Liu Jo informed her that it considered her in breach of the contract and that, therefore, the contract was terminated.”
Kendall Jenner was due to be paid $1.5 million alongside a 20% service fee (nice work if you can get it!), and the lawsuit claims that she was already paid a “significant” portion of her fee (reports say $1.35 million) after just the first photoshoot.
Liu Jo is now reportedly seeking a minimum of $1.8 million, in addition to attorney fees, litigation costs, and “any additional damages”, according to the lawsuit.
Stay tuned for more updates…