06/21/2010 11:05 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Women Model Management SUING Ford Models For Stealing Employees

Women Model Management is suing Ford Models for stealing several of Women's top execs, the New York Post reports. The lawsuit reads: "[Ford's] concerted recruiting efforts to date have led to the departures of eight of plaintiff's key employees," including former President Paul Rowland and two of his assistants. And Rowland allegedly owes Women $866,904 for purchases made with the company's money.

Women's lawyer Brian Kaplan summed up the situation aptly with a style metaphor:

"It's one thing for an employee to move from one company to another, so long as he acts properly and leaves with 'nothing but the shirt on his back,' so to speak. [But they] tried to take not only the shirts on their backs but also the entire wardrobe."

This is the latest in a stream of lawsuits in the modeling industry. Next Management recently sued Ford for taking three of its immigrant models.