Eve was hit with a lawsuit by modeling agency
Wilhelmina Artist Management, claiming the rapper failed to pay the agency their
share of endorsement deals that they originally initiated.
According to a lawsuit posted on thesmokinggun.com,
Wilhelmina claims that Eve and a company that she owns, Blondie Rockwell Inc.
as well as manager Troy Carter entered into a two year contract with Wilhelmina,
agreeing that the agency would be her "sole and exclusive representative"
in the field of "commercial marketing."
Wilhelmina claims that the agreement encompassed
modeling, runway, fashion, commercials, spokesperson deals, tour sponsorships,
celebrity endorsements, licensing and product placements.
The lawsuit alleges that Wilhelmina was in the
process of negotiating deal with Reebok, only to find out that the rapper had
already signed a deal to appear in various Reebok "Classic" commercials.
The lawsuit claims that Eve’s agreement with
Reebok was the product of Wilhelmina’s work.
The same claims are made over deals that Eve
has entered into with Candies and her Fetish line of clothing.
The lawsuit seeks an unspecified amount of damages
against Eve, Blondie Rockwell Inc. and her managers.