Katy Perry was named the global ambassador for ghd – the haircare company that makes expensive, bomb ass straighteners (I have one and love it!) – a couple of years back and has appeared in several ad campaigns for the company like the one above for their European consumers. Katy’s clothing choices might not be so great, but her hair always looks nice (thanks, extensions!) so I can see why they signed a deal with her.
However, things have gone awry and Katy is close to suing ghd for $2 million, claiming that they agreed to extend her contract and are now reneging on the deal – something ghd is calling bullshit on.
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.”
Damn, way to play her, ghd. I don’t think it’s that Europeans don’t really like her any more, I think it’s that the Teenage Dream wave has been ridden from here to eternity she’s been taking a break. As soon as she releases new music, her popularity will go back up. It doesn’t take rocket science, people.
Not sure who to believe on this one, but time will tell… In the meantime, more of Katy’s ghd shots are below. That ’20s-era flapper one gets a side eye, though.