NEW YORK (Reuters) – Jessica Simpson, who famously sang that she “never felt so beautiful” with “nothing but a T-shirt on,” has had second thoughts about the T-shirt.
Simpson, the star of MTV’s “Newlyweds,” has filed suit for $140,000 claiming she wore a T-shirt with a promotional logo in the video for her single “With You” but was never paid by the promotion company that arranged for the deal.
Simpson also has asked the New Jersey company, 4 Dog Productions, LLC., to pay her damages and interest to be determined at trial.
The complaint, originally filed in federal court in April, claims that Simpson agreed to sing at the Grand Prix auto race of Puerto Rico in October last year.
The contract had called for Simpson to be paid $14,000 by Oct. 8, 2003 and $126,000 before Oct. 22.
But on Oct. 10, the lawsuit says that 4 Dog Productions “unilaterally canceled” plans for her auto race performance without the consent of Simpson or her agency.
“The lawsuit is baseless,” Mike Zaccaro, owner of 4 Dog Productions and the defendant in the lawsuit, told Reuters.
Simpson’s lawyer was not immediately available for comment.
The singer recently ended her second season of the “Newlyweds.”