Friday, February 8, 2008

Pepe Jeans to sue private jet firm for making Sienna Miller late

Sienna MillerA jeans firm is suing a private jet firm for failing to get Sienna Miller to a photoshoot on time.

Pepe Jeans claims it paid $160,000 USD to Jet Set Private Air Service to get Miller - the face of its advertising campaigns - from London to New York last year.

But the flight was delayed, and the 26-year-old Factory Girl star was told she couldn't travel.

In a lawsuit filed on Thursday in Manhattan federal court in New York, Pepe Jeans said it paid Jet Set Private Air Service for a chartered plane to deliver Miller, along with several associates, to a New Jersey airport.

The Spanish denim firm said that it was in touch with Jet Set "numerous times" to make travel arrangements for the flight on October 7.

But the plane never took off. Instead, the flight was delayed by six hours, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., according to the lawsuit.

Miller's group left the airport to eat dinner but when they returned, they were told they could not board the plane because they did not have "the necessary paperwork" to enter the United States.

Miller missed the photo shoot and a "replacement model" was hired, the company said. Jet Set promised to reimburse the clothing company, but never did.

The lawsuit reads: "Pepe Jeans was forced to expend additional resources to find and use a replacement model, although its ongoing ad campaign was premised on Ms. Miller's participation.

"Hiring a replacement model at the last minute was costly but necessary, given the circumstances."

A spokesman for California-based Jet Set had no comment.

By Gavin Wilson, Feb 08 2008 © Copyright 2008 - Showbiz Spy

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