SANTA MONICA (CN) - NBA player Kris Humphries promised but failed to bring other NBA players to a store in exchange for free and discounted clothes, a Beverly Hills clothier claims in a $53,000 demand in court.
Scott Hill and Darian Group sued Kris Humphries in Superior Court.
Humphries, a forward for the Brooklyn Nets, is known to tabloid fans for his marriage to Kim Kardashian. (Fl. ca. 2011.)
Hill describes himself and his store as "a long respected designer and purveyor of men's upmarket fashion clothing" in Beverly Hills, "the clothing manufactured in Italy for final fitting at the Beverly Hills store."
According to the complaint: "Kris Humphries, along with his then friend Ms. Kim Kardashian, within two years last past approached Scott Hill in the Beverly Hills store and requested that he provide sartorial clothing for Mr. Humphries. It was proposed that Mr. Humphries be allowed a discount on retail price of purchase, as well as free goods, and in exchange he would introduce at least two other NBA players to Scott Hill's store within 12 months thereafter."
There was no obligation to buy - just to introduce the players, Hill says in the complaint.
"It was orally agreed between Mr. Hill and Mr. Humphries that clothing sold to Mr. Humphries would be priced at retail less 30 percent, and in addition he would be provided certain free goods, in exchange for Mr. Humphries performing the introduction services within the 12-month period."
Alas!, Hill says. "Mr. Humphries has received the benefit of discount and good for a total of $46,821.80 in merchandise. Mr. Humphries has never at anytime performed the service of bringing any professional players, or anyone else, to the store. Upon information and belief, Mr. Humphries never attempted to do so. Instead, he enjoyed the discount on clothing purchase and fee [sic] goods, without keeping his end of the bargain."
In a final insult, Hill claims: "After receiving the last shipment of goods, Kris Humphries has failed to pay even the discounted price of $6,109, which remains due and unpaid. Instead, Mr. Humphries has stated he has hired a stylist in New York for an alternative, in what he believes his hip design, rather than sartorial merchandise, and has proceeded to chop up the delivered goods. Mr. Humphries has announced he no longer needs to meet his obligation to Scott Hill."
Hill demands $52,930.80, plus interest, and costs.
He is represented by Paul Sigelman of Beverly Hills.
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