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Katy Perry Sued

Entangled in Hairy

$2 Million Lawsuit

4/15/2013 7:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0415_katy_perry_glamourKaty Perry doesn't give good oral ... agreements according to a lawsuit from a British hair care company that wants to cut ties with the pop singer because it claims her popularity ain't what it used to be.

According to the suit ... Perry had a $4.5 million written contract to promote "ghd" (stands for "good hair day") products for two years starting in 2011. Her agent claims Katy's owed an additional $2 mil based on an oral agreement to extend her contract.

But in the docs ... the company behind "ghd", Jemella Group, insists there was never an oral agreement -- and they decided not to renew Perry's deal because market research shows Europeans just aren't that into her anymore.

Jemella says Perry's agent has been threatening to sue for the $2 mil ... so it struck first, asking the court to block team Perry from filing a lawsuit.

Katy's rep tells TMZ, "Jemella's attempt to embarrass Ms. Perry by including defamatory statements about her in a public filing is shameful." The rep says they plan to sue over the money Katy's owed if Jemella doesn't pay up.

Katy tells us, "They're backing out of the deal because of an ownership change, and just throwing shade to hide their bad faith."

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23 COMMENTS

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1.

LetsBeReAL    

She's never been that famous. She's famous among Tweens, I think. The whole theater release was a bit bizarre to me. I think her publicity team did an excellent job portraying like she was as big as gaga but she definitely wasn't/isn't. Even gaga has faded into obscurity but at least she was huge at some point.

495 days ago
2.

su    

14 minutes 56 seconds and counting...3,2,1...who?

495 days ago
3.

Cricket    

I like Katy, and I think she's gorgeous. I can't imagine she really needs the $2 million, but if this oral contract is legitimate and binding, of which I am unsure, she should have it.

495 days ago
4.

James25    

Come on. When millions of dollars are at stake, you have to get everything in writing. Katy Perry needs better agents.

495 days ago
5.

lazypadawan    

It's tough to prove oral agreements, which is why it's a total mystery they are so common in the entertainment business. If there was proof of an oral agreement and Katy acted in reliance of that agreement, i.e. turned down other endorsements, she might have a case. Absent of any of that, it's not worth the $2 mil.. It's going to cost a lot more than that to litigate.

495 days ago
6.

NOT ELMO    

i think Adele would look just like Katy Perry if She Lost Weight......

495 days ago
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BECKER    

Katie is a no talent auto tune Bimbo. Why anyone would sign her to a contract is unbelievable. She should just kiss another girl and go away

495 days ago
8.

Lisa    

Since when did oral agreement hold up in court?

495 days ago
9.

OooooNooo!    

She should be a spokes-person for industrial strength bra manufacturer.

495 days ago
10.

spectator72    

"ghd" (stands for "good hair day")
If they wanted someone with good hair
GHD should have signed Kathy Lee Gifford

495 days ago
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spectator72    

I hope Katy Perry didn't negotiate her contract the same way Farrah Abraham did her oral agreement

495 days ago
12.

LindaJay    

"Throwing shade"? Does that mean disparaging remarks, or degrading remarks? When did we start using so much slang?

495 days ago
13.

Politico Pablo    

Know what they say about oral agreements not being worth the paper they're printed on. I don't remember saying that...

495 days ago
14.

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

"Throwing shade to hide their bad faith"? Well, if that oral agreement was negotiated with that kind of "English", who knows what either side THINKS they agreed to... Onwards Christian souljas 'n' representz, all y'alls!

495 days ago
15.

Tesla_Consulting    

I'll do oral for one million.

494 days ago
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