Whitney Port Got Sued!
Whitney Port was just stepping out in the fashion designer world, but she already faced her first obstacle.
The former Laguna Beach star got sued by designer Adrienne Baravetto, who claims she helped Port design and launch her line (then called Eve & A) starting in 2007.
Baravetto alleges she had an oral agreement with Port and her father, including a $80,000 yearly salary plus a 25 percent stake in the company. She also alleges that she did virtually all the design work and that the Ports haven’t paid her a dime.
As Baravetto’s attorney Peter Maretz said, “Ms. Baravetto did the heavy lifting for these designs and she just wants to get paid fairly.”
But according to Port’s lawyer, Michael A. Taitelman, “The lawsuit that Adrienne Baravetto filed on March 19, 2010 against Whitney Eve, Inc., Whitney Port and others regarding the Whitney Eve clothing line is baseless and without merit.”
He added, “Whitney Port is, and always has been, the designer of Whitney Eve. Baravetto worked for Whitney Eve for a short period of time ending in early 2008. For more than two years, she has been silent.” Taitelman also said that the 25-year-old aspiring designer will defend this case vigorously.
Well… we wish you good luck to defeat the lawsuit, Whitney!