Bling it on…Sarah Jessica Parker faces a new battle as jeweller sues
SARAH JESSICA PARKER’S behind-the-scenes reputation is back in the spotlight — she is being sued by a jewellery firm which claimed she presented a string of diva-esque demands.
The actress is already in the middle of firefighting claims from her former Sex And The City co-star Kim Cattrall, 61, who trashed her ‘nice girl’ persona.
Now Kat Florence Design is suing the 53-year-old for failing to hold up her side of the bargain in a multi-million-dollar endorsement deal.
Legal papers allegedly obtained by The Blast rattled off a long list of SJP’s strict requirements. They included no filming until she is ‘camera ready and gives her verbal consent’ or while she is eating.
She demanded all interviews were to be in English and that she personally pick the publications and journalists.
The star also refused to have her image in any window displays or on shopping bags, and insisted that she approve any other star the company wanted to work with. In terms of perks, she insisted on first-class travel and tickets for two pals, expenses for her guests and a personal greeter.
SJP settled for nothing less than a ‘first-class trailer’ and a second just to house her make-up and wardrobe.
Lunch also had to be ‘first class’, with the actress insisting she pick her own ‘glam squad’, too.
However, Parker’s team batted back the accusations, saying it was the jewellery house that ‘reneged’ on the contract.
In a statement, her reps added that the company refused to compensate SJP after she fulfilled her contractual obligations ‘and continued to use her image for advertising and publicity to promote their brand’.
It has been a brutal week for the star, who once again tried to extinguish Cattrall’s character assassination when she said: ‘I’d just like to remind everybody that there is no catfight. I have never uttered an unkind, unsupportive, unfriendly word… I’ve always held Kim’s work in high regard.’
Parker’s team are yet to reply to Guilty Pleasures’ requests for comment.
Author: Tom Stichbury