LAWYER FOR AMY WESSON ASKS FOR DISMISSAL OF SUIT BY AGENCY
NEW YORK — While model Amy Wesson walks the runways of Milan this week, her lawyer is asking courts here to dismiss a $5 million breach-of-contract lawsuit filed by her former agency, Company Management.
The lawsuit unleashed a flurry of international media activity last week, with Company accusing 19-year-old Wesson of missing assignments and substance abuse.
Wesson’s lawyer, Steven Cohen, said Friday his motion to dismiss remains before State Supreme Court in Manhattan. It counters that Company did not obtain a child-model work permit for Wesson when she signed on with the agency in 1994. Wesson is now working for Paris-based agency Marilyn Gauthier, which recently opened a branch here.
Cohen said Wesson is also considering “remedial action” for statements made by Company about Wesson’s professional conduct and lifestyle.
Company officials could not be reached for comment Friday.