April 10, 2006 02:03:33 GMT
Designer sued Melanie Griffith for allegedly refusing to pay nearly $26,000 for dressing the actress and her daughters for the Golden Globes Awar
Melanie Griffith is facing a $26,000 lawsuit filed by Emmy Award-winning designer Niklas J. Palm. In his lawsuit, filed on Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Niklas claimed that Griffith refused to pay the $26,000 dress he designed for her and her daughters, Dakota Johnson and Stella Banderas, for the Golden Globes Awards.
Further, Niklas alleged that he has on Jan 16th submitted a $25,960 bill and Griffith was overdue in making any payments. Moreover, Griffith promised "that he will receive publicity that money could not buy, then conveniently forgot his name when reporters on the red carpet specifically asked who designed her beautiful gown - taking credit for the gown herself," the lawsuit said.
Thus, Niklas claimed breach of oral and written contract and intentional misrepresentation while also named Griffith's husband, Antonio Banderas and their production companies as defendants.