Hilton vows vigorous defense of $35 million suit (AP)

Aug 12th, 2010 | By entertainmentnews | Category: Entertainment

LOS ANGELES – Paris Hilton’s attorneys say a $35 million lawsuit against the heiress lacks merit and are vowing a spirited defense — and a possible countersuit.

The 29-year-old socialite was sued Wednesday in Los Angeles for allegedly breaching a contract to promote and wear hair extensions manufactured by Hairtech International Inc. The company is seeking $35 million in damages — 10 times what it paid Hilton for her endorsement.

Spokeswoman Dawn Miller said in a statement Thursday that Hilton’s attorneys have deemed the lawsuit is without merits.

Hairtech claimed Hilton did not wear the company’s extensions as promised and missed a launch party in 2007 because she was in jail.

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