Kendall Jenner has found herself in hot water after allegedly bailing on a modeling job for Italian brand Liu Jo.
According to E! News, the fashion company filed a legal complaint in New York City court on Monday (Aug. 2), and is suing the supermodel for breach of contract. Reportedly, Jenner failed to appear at one of two campaign photo shoots. In its lawsuit, Liu Jo claimed that she showed up for the first shoot in July 2019, but didn't travel for the second one, which was scheduled to take place in London in March 2020, but was later postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. By this point, Jenner had already been paid a total of $1.35 million.
Both parties allegedly agreed to reschedule for the fall — however, according to the company, Kendall eventually "ceased responding to Liu Jo" and they've been unsuccessful in obtaining a refund from her.
A spokesperson for Jenner's model management company told E! News, "This suit is without merit. The Society Management, on behalf of Ms. Kendall Jenner, has continually offered Liu Jo alternative dates and locations to fulfill an agreement that was forced to be delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic." They added, "Jenner has willingly offered to complete services honoring her commitments."
All in all, the company is seeking $1.8 million in damages. "Due to Ms. Jenner's refusal to negotiate in good faith, Liu Jo was forced to find replacement models and restructure its entire Spring/Summer 2021 photoshoot [sic]—at great expense to Liu Jo," the lawsuit stated, adding: "Due to Ms. Jenner's refusal to uphold her end of the bargain."