LOS ANGELES (CN) – Ahh, Los Angeles. Carmen Electra claims NWWL Productions owes her $300,000 plus royalties for her work as hostess of the Naked Women’s Wrestling League, and her appearance on DVDs. Electra, whose given name is Tara Patrick, also claims the many defendants falsely claimed that she created the league.
Electra says she is “an extremely well known and immensely popular actress” who is “highly sought after as a spokesperson and commercial actress.”
Defendants in 2004 promised her $400,000 plus royalties, to make a DVD/videocassette series and appear at four performances of the Naked Women’s Wrestling League, she says, but they only paid her $100,000 and stiffed her for the $300,000 and the royalties.
She claims they have been selling without permission the DVDs in which she appears, including Volume 1, “Carmen Electra’s NWWL: Operation Naked Storm;” Volume 2, “Tag Team Dream;” and Volume 3, “Twin Peaks.” And, she claims, they are using her name without permission to sell the stuff.
Plaintiffs Electra Blue Productions and Tara Patrick pka Carmen Electra demand punitive damages from NWWL Productions, NWWL Productions, Howard Mann, 121 Ventures Inc., 121 Productions Inc., Erotic Wrestling Productions, Full Speed Productions, Geoffrey MacKay, Virtcom Enterprises aka VCE, and Douglas Freeman.
Plaintiffs allege breach of contract, negligence, unfair competition, unjust enrichment, violation of right of publicity, and misappropriation and unfair use of her name.
Electra is represented in Superior Court by Rosenfeld Meyer & Susman in Beverly Hills.