An international DJ who is suing over an accident that left her ‘unable to perform’ has been accused of lying, as online reports appear to show her playing on a party shortly afterwards.
Chloe Caillet is claimed a £100,000 payout after falling rocks hit her as she stood outside the Kipferl Cafe in North Kensington, on a night out in June 2018.
The Paris-born music star is claiming £50,000 for a loss of earnings with injuries, “dizziness, sleep disturbances and bad dreams,” meaning she had to take six months off to recover.
But defense attorneys say Ms. Caillet performed at events around the world during this period, including the famous Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert.
Now facing charges of “fundamental dishonesty,” a judge is being asked to dismiss the 30-year-old’s claim entirely and hand her the attorney’s bills for the case.
Chloe Caillet, 30, is suing after an accident outside Kipferl Cafe, North Kensington
Ms. Caillet is a French DJ, producer and multi-instrumentalist, who has played in some of the most renowned clubs in the world.
Although she has lived a jet set life and has lived in New York and Ibiza several times, Ms Caillet was living in Kensal Rise, North West London, when the accident happened.
According to a summons filed by her lawyers at Central London County Court, she was injured “without warning” when “a piece of brick cornice fell from the front of the building and landed on the plaintiff.”
It is alleged that Ms. Caillet suffered soft tissue injuries to her left shoulder and ACL joint, back injuries, bruises and abrasions to her legs, feet and hands, as well as numerous psychiatric after-effects.
She also claims to suffer from dizziness, sleep disturbances and bad dreams, anxiety and memory impairment.
“I was unable to work for six months after the accident,” she said in connection with the £50,000 loss of earnings claim.
Chloe has enjoyed a jet set life and was based in New York, Bristol and Ibiza at various times
Burning Man is a famous music and arts festival held annually in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert
“I couldn’t perform. My first set was on January 19, 2019 at the Petit Palace in Paris.”
But at a preliminary court hearing earlier this month, Nick Grimshaw, lawyer for the builder’s owner, O’Hare Holdings Ltd, said her social media painted a different picture.
An investigator issued a statement containing a 300-page bundle of online evidence, largely from her own Instagram account.
It showed the French DJ “headlining several concerts on different continents,” he told Judge Christopher Lethem KC.
Her performances reportedly include a World Cup party in Shoreditch, East London, on or about July 7, 2018, and at the Burning Man Festival in Nevada in August to September.
Burning Man is a famous music and arts festival held annually in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert that draws approximately 70,000 people each year.
She also performed at a magazine launch and pop-up street events in New York in September, an October event for Burberry and the opening night of an Andy Warhol exhibit in November, the defense said.
Between that and the end of 2018, she played sets in Shanghai, New York and the Maldives, Mr Grimshaw claimed.
The international DJ is now facing charges of ‘dishonesty’ after being spotted at Burning Man
In his defense he continued: ‘From publicly available reports on social media, including plaintiff’s own Instagram account, it appears that she performed/worked a lot in the period from July to December 2018.
From July to December 2018, she played professionally at events and/or was able to do so if she wanted to.
“The defendant will invite the court to find that plaintiff has been fundamentally unfair to her ability to work/perform, given the nature of her action and the magnitude of the loss of earnings.”
He said that while O’Hare Holdings has admitted guilt for the accident, Miss Caillet’s claim should be dismissed entirely because of her dishonesty.
“The plaintiff is required to prove every item of alleged loss and damage,” he said.
“The Defendant alleges that the Plaintiff has been fundamentally dishonest in the presentation of her claim and in particular the length of time she was unable to work/perform as a DJ.”
During the hearing in court, Judge Lethem gave directions for a later hearing of the case.
He said most of the matter would come down to whether or not she worked during the six months she claimed she was too unwell.
“Plaintiff is confronted with a large number of posts on social media in her testimony,” he said.
“She will have to provide an explanation for those positions, and also indicate when she has worked.”
No date has been set for the adjudication of Miss Caillet’s claim.