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Whitney Port Sued Over Fashion Line

Posted on Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:58 PM PDT

whitneysued.jpg Whitney Port may be living the dream, but now the reality TV star/fashion designer is being sued by former pal Adrienne Baravetto, who claims she helped Port with her line back in 2007 but has yet to see a dime for her work.

Baravetto says that she did almost all the design work for the line (then called Eve & A) and she also claims she had an oral agreement with Port and her father for a $80,000 yearly salary plus a 25 percent stake in the company. Baravetto’s attorney Peter Maretz says, “Ms. Baravetto did the heavy lifting for these designs and she just wants to get paid fairly.”

Port’s lawyer Michael A. Taitelman released the following statement:

    “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. 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. For reasons that we will uncover, she has decided to make these unsubstantiated allegations at this time. The defendants will vigorously defend themselves, and upon the successful conclusion of this lawsuit in their favor, they intend to hold Baravetto and her counsel accountable for their reckless conduct.”

Speaking of drama in the workplace, check out some of the cattiness we can expect from Olivia, Whit and the gang on the upcoming episodes of The City. Season two premieres on Tuesday, April 27th at 10:30 PM...we'll definitely be watching!

Think Adrienne is just hungry for fame? Or is there some truth to her accusations?



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