The world of modeling has a pretty catty reputation, but do modeling agencies also have the same stigma? If you'd ask Constance Jablonski's opinion, we're guessing she'd say yes -- now that she's being sued by Marilyn Model Management, at least.
The Victoria's Secret Angel has just been slapped with a $3.3 million lawsuit by Marilyn, her former agency, New York Daily News reports. The company is claiming that Constance, who serves as the face of Calvin Klein and Christian Dior, violated a three-year contract with Marilyn when she left to seek representation with DNA Model Management. (Ms. Jablonski was legally bound to stay with Marilyn until September 2014, according to NYDN.)
The case asserts that Constance was “a virtually unknown model” before signing with Marilyn in 2008 -- ouch. Two years later, the French stunner was landing major contracts like Estée Lauder and strutting down the catwalk for her first Victoria's Secret show. Marilyn claims that losing out on that annual runway gig and Constance's lucrative beauty contract has hurt the agency.
"DNA’s wrongful conduct is for the purpose of destablizing Marilyn’s business, and causing irreparable damage to its image [and] reputation,” the model's former agency claims.
To add more intrigue, Marilyn alleges that the 21-year-old was lured to DNA "under false pretenses." We're not sure what that means, but, lucky for us, Constance addressed the drama via her Twitter account today:
“With a New Year comes new beginnings. After my bookers, many of those I began with at Marilyn and my dearest Marilyn Gaultier left the agency this past year, I decided to move on to DNA. I’m very excited with the move and I hope you are too!! Wishing all my friends from Marilyn all the best with their new beginnings. Thank you to all of you followers and fans, for always supporting me!!”
Hm, we'll just have to wait and see what happens. But, from the sounds of it, it seems like this is more of an issue between the two agencies than Marilyn and Constance. Can't everyone just play nice?
What do you think of the case? Should Constance Jablonski have to pay up the $3.3 million in damages to her former agency?
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