NEW YORK — Come Thursday, Naomi Campbell will be back in a place she’s come to know well over the years: a courtroom.
Lawyers representing Moodform Mission, a cosmetics firm started by Campbell’s former agent, Carole White, are taking the supermodel to court for a ruling in an alleged breach of contract case. Moodform’s lawyer, Dan Bright of Schwartz, Lichten & Bright, is looking for a dismissal of Campbell’s countersuit, which claims White misrepresented her role in the company. Bright will also ask the judge to review the affidavits of Campbell, her manager Bruno Michel and her U.K. lawyer Gideon Benaim for perjury.
White, who claims she helped develop a line of fragrances for Campbell, provided a recording of her 2006 meeting with Michel and Benaim, which she contends contradicts the trio’s affidavits.
The case, which was filed in October 2009 in the Supreme Court of New York State, will go before Judge Judith Gische, who presided over the high-profile divorce of former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Donna Hanover.
If the summary judgment is denied, the case will go into discovery and attorneys will meet again to potentially settle the case before a trial date is set.
Moodform Mission is seeking $8 million in damages, not including other costs.
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