Lauryn Hill Sued by Former Stylist

Singer is accused of refusing to return expensive clothing

September 27, 2011 12:50 PM ET
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Lauryn Hill performs at the Rock the Bells Festival in New York City.
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Lauryn Hill is being sued by a former stylist who claims that the singer breached their contract on her 2007 European tour by refusing to return items of clothing. According to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Hill had agreed to pay a fixed weekly fee to Via Davia Vintage for an entire wardrobe of "high fashion items" for four weeks, but the singer only returned about a fourth of the collection after three months and held on to the most expensive items.

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This is the second lawsuit that has been filed this year against Hill regarding her behavior on her 2007 European tour. Jay Gore, a guitarist on the tour, filed a suit in August alleging that she had refused to pay him thousands of dollars in wages and had regularly berated the band and crew on the road.

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