Lindsay Lohan lawsuit says L.A. apparel firm owes her $1 million
Lindsay Lohan is suing a Los Angeles apparel company behind her clothing brand 6126 Collection, alleging that she is owed more than $1 million in guaranteed royalties and damages from her licensing deal for the line.
With her continued troubles in the Los Angeles criminal courts hampering her bank account, Lohan is turning to the federal courts to get what her attorney said she is due from her designer label.
Beverly Hills attorney Perry C. Wander filed the lawsuit in federal court on Wednesday seeking damages and an injunction against the sales of the brand. He also alleged that D.N.A.M. Apparel Industries violated federal trademark law and contract agreements with the actress.
In the suit, Lohan's attorney says her firm, 6126 LLC, owns the trademark to the 6126 Collection and drew the name from Marilyn Monroe's birthdate -- June 1, 1926. Wander said "Lohan admires and has been greatly influenced " by Monroe.
The brand began by selling leggings, but collaborated with Kris Kaylor and quickly branched into a full clothing line with both Lohan and her sister modeling the clothes. The brand sold at retail stores, including Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's and the Kardashian-owned D-A-S-H boutique.
The lawsuit alleges that in December 2009, Lohan entered into a written agreement with the apparel company and its President Henry Levy. Lohan received a $100,000 upfront payment but the firm failed to pay over $900,000 in "guaranteed royalties" during the last three years as part of a worldwide trademark licensing agreement, the suit alleges.
D.N.A.M. did not return calls for comment.
Wander said Lohan is passionate about fashion design and wants to produce a new line of clothing for the 6126 Collection with a new apparel partner.
Regardless of sales, Wander said Lohan is owed $900,000 from the contract and that the apparel firm has done everything possible to avoid payment -- even citing Lohan's convictions for drunk driving and theft as a reason for non-payment.
"They basically don't want pay ... they tried to pretend that there was a morals clause in the contract when there never was one. They were looking for excuses," Wander said.
Lohan, who recently appeared in the TV movie "Liz & Dick" as Elizabeth Taylor, is currently facing three misdemeanor charges after she allegedly lied to officers when she told them she was not behind the wheel of her Porsche during a traffic collision.
-- Richard Winton
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