Erin Heatherton is being sued $10 million dollars
Victoria’s Secret model Erin Heatherton is in hot water today after allegedly bailing on a sportswear line she started with her own stylist Clare Byrne, according to The Blast. The publication reported court documents outlining the issues that reportedly unfolded during Clare's business partnership with Erin.
The activewear line, named RetroActive, began in 2015 after working closely together for several months. Claire Byrne was working as Erin's personal stylist and agreed to a discounted $25,000 fee for 20 days of consulting services in exchange for a 40 per cent equity stake in the future company, according to the lawsuit. Byrne claims she organised fittings and created a marketing plan for RetroActive while working over the summer on the project. According to court papers, the 28-year-old Victoria Secret's Angel 'repeatedly demanded that Ms. Byrne continue working on the project to meet an aggressive timeline' since they wanted to debut RetroActive at the 2016 Super Bowl.
Clare filed a $10 million lawsuit against Erin, citing that only a few weeks after her last appearance in RetroActive, she abandoned the project and partnership “without warning or justification.” Clare arrived at the large financial figure after taking into account both expenses that she sank into the failed line, as well as money she would have made had she not cut the discounted deal initially.
Erin Heatherton has yet to comment on the failed project or the lawsuit, but watch this space for updates.