MIAMI (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Miami trial of Paris Hilton begins on Thursday. The lawsuit, filed by Michael Goldberg, the court-appointed receiver for Jack Utsick's Worldwide Entertainment, accuses Hilton of not living up to her contractual obligations to promote the 2006 sorority film, "Pledge This!"
The film was an utter failure at the box office and earned approximately $2.9 million worldwide, the Associated Press said.
Hilton had been hired by one of Worldwide's subsidiaries, Entertainment Group Fund at the princely sum of $1 million to promote the film which she also started in. The film was plagued by production delays and when it was announced that the film would also be released as an unrated DVD featuring nude scenes, Hilton skipped the Cannes premiere of the film in protest, stating "I was so angry I snubbed my own premiere."
Now Goldberg, on behalf of Worldwide Entertainment investors, is seeking 8 million in damages from Hilton's entertainment company. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers