Paris Hilton sued for $2mln by shoe company
New York: New York-based Antebi Footwear Group - designer of the Paris Hilton Footwear collection of stilettos, flats, wedges and other footwear - has slapped Paris Hilton with a 2-million-dollar breach-of-contract suit in Manhattan federal court.
The counterclaim demands Hilton refund 2 million dollars in royalties Antebi has paid the hotel heiress since it began selling her footwear products in 2007 and other money damages, the New York Post reported.
It alleges that Hilton back-stabbed Antebi by tapping a rival footwear company, Retouch, last year to license a competing footwear line, "Parisian Parc" in violation of a contract agreement with Antebi.
Hilton then took to Twitter and Instagram to promote the new footwear line, the counterclaim says.
The counterclaim is in response to Hilton socking Antebi with a 1 million- dollar plus lawsuit last month alleging she was unlawfully squeezed out of royalties after the firm allegedly failed to honor its licensing agreement.
Antebi claims Hilton broke her agreement first. The new filing also seeks Hilton`s suit be dismissed.