Chelsea Handler sues lingerie maker ThirdLove for $1.5M claiming they backed out of endorsement deal
Chelsea Handler is suing lingerie company ThirdLove for $1.5 million, alleging they withdrew from the endorsement contract
- Handler, 47, filed suit in the Superior Court of California alleging the company breached its obligations
- Comic said late last year that it agreed to a deal for $1.06 million and expenses
- Handler said she started a “specialized training regimen” to prepare for an ad campaign
Chelsea Handler has filed a $1.5 million lawsuit against lingerie brand ThirdLove in California for failing to pay her in accordance with a contract they had.
Handler, 47, said in court documents filed Thursday in California’s Superior Court that ThirdLove did not “fairly compensate her for an advertising campaign it hired her to lead,” according to page six†
In legal documents, Handler said she agreed to a $1.06 million deal with ThirdLove late last year, as well as related costs.
Latest: Chelsea Handler, 47, has filed a $1.5 million lawsuit in California against lingerie brand ThirdLove for failing to pay her in accordance with a contract they had. She was caught in LA last year
ThirdLove “loved Handler’s unique, active, body-positive image and brand” and hoped to make her the center of a TV advertising campaign, Handler said in legal documents.
The Livingston, New Jersey native said she began a “specialized training program” to prepare for her appearance in advertisements for the lingerie brand, and had “several meetings” with company representatives ahead of a scheduled shoot scheduled for the end of January.
Handler said in court documents that she turned down other professional opportunities as part of her commitment to ThirdLove, TMZ reported.
The Chelsea Lately personality said she was traveling to Whistler, Canada for a scheduled photo shoot around Jan. 26, when the company canceled the shoot and contract, Page Six said.
ThirdLove “loved Handler’s unique, active, body-positive image and brand” and hoped to make her the center of a TV advertising campaign, Handler said in legal documents
Handler, pictured in January, said she began a “specialized training regimen” to prepare for her appearance in advertisements for the lingerie brand.
The comic was featured on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon last fall
Lawyers for Handler said the comedian “believes and is informed that despite the statements made to her, the ThirdLove creative team responsible for her campaign has never received board approval.
“When the board learned of the campaign at 11 a.m., it instructed ThirdLove officials to terminate the agreement between the parties.”
Handler said in legal documents that “repeated requests” to the company to pay her for the shoot and breach of contract were not honored.
Handler’s legal team also included a conditional eviction notice in its legal complaint, according to the outlet, citing experts who cited the factor as a litigant’s ability to “redress based on a promise made when the trustee’s trust.” party to that promise was reasonable’.
A Handler attorney told Page Six, “We think the complaint speaks for itself. Nothing else from us at the moment.’