Katy Perry in USD 2m lawsuit with haircare brand

Last Updated: Apr 17, 2013, 16:01 PM IST

Los Angeles: Singer Katy Perry is caught up in a multi-million dollar lawsuit with the makers of the ghd hair products.

The singer signed a USD 4.5 million deal with the Jemella Group - the firm behind the brand - in 2011, starring in a series of adverts to promote ghd.

She is now threatening to sue the company, claiming it owes her USD 2 million based on an oral agreement to extend the two-year contract, reported TMZ Online.

Jemella says there was no agreement, explaining that it decided against renewing the endorsement deal after market research suggested Perry`s popularity in Europe had declined.

Pre-empting the lawsuit, the firm filed papers against Perry in an attempt to block her taking legal action over the disputed USD 2 million.

"They`re backing out of the deal because of an ownership change, and just throwing shade to hide their bad faith. Jemella`s attempt to embarrass Ms Perry by including defamatory statements about her in a public filing is shameful," Perry`s representative said.