Marisa Miller Hit With $1 Million Dollar Verdict
theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Victoria Secret’s model Marisa Miller was shut down in the $2.8 million dollar legal battle with her ex-business partner, following 5 days of testimony in a Federal courtroom. A jury came back with a unanimous decision in favor of the tanning company who sued accusing the model of breaching their multi-million dollar endorsement deal.
Here’s the latest: Last week, the trial began and both the supermodel and Glissin presented their cases to the jury. Following 5 days of courtroom testimony, the jury came back with their decision on Monday, October 31st. The jurors’ all came to a unanimous decision in favor of Glissin, finding Marisa had breached her endorsement contract and is on the hook for damages to the company. The verdict forms filled out by the jury explain the company was harmed in the amount of $300k for reliance damages and $700k against the model’s husbands company Cartel Management.
Here’s the backstory: Earlier this year, Glissin, a tanning company, filed a $2.8 million dollar suit against the supermodel accusing her of breaching her endorsement deal with them.
The company accused Miller of breaching her deal by refusing to make scheduled appearances, failing to promote their salons, lotions and sprays and never developing a line of products bearing her name.
The company said they paid Miller a total of $1.8 million dollars but she failed to do 7 print advertisements, a behind-the-scenes video of a photo shoot and numerous appearances for them and all she did was post a 30-second video and one Facebook/Twitter post. Further, they explained the model was supposed to show up at the opening of their Glissin Salon in Los Angeles but never appeared.
The company filed suit demanding the return of the $1.8 million along with an additional $1 million in damages. The supermodel responded and accused them of breaching the deal, NOT her. Miller explained she did everything she was asked to do per her contract and claimed to be willing to even complete the remaining provisions in their deal.
Miller blasted the company’s allegation that her non-appearance at their Los Angeles store caused it to fail, saying she had nothing to do with the business not being successful. The model demanded the lawsuit be thrown.