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Drama seems to follow these MTV stars wherever they go. Whitney Port, star of The Hills spin-off The City, is being sued over her fashion line, called Whitney Eve. According to Port's former friend and employee, Adrienne Baravetto, the reality TV personality is passing off Baravetto's designs as her own.
"The actual designs were virtually all done by Baravetto, much of which was inspired by her own vintage clothing collection," a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on March 19 claims. "Baravetto presented design ideas to Whitney Port, [who] made minor, if any, modifications to Baravetto's work.
Baravetto is seeking $90,000 in back pay along with punitive and statutory damages.
A lawyer for Port calls the suit "baseless and without merit."
"Baravetto worked for Whitney Eve for a short period of time ending in early 2008," attorney Michael A. Taitelman said in a statement. "For more than two years, she has been silent. For reasons that we will uncover she has decided to make these unsubstantiated allegations at this time."
The new season of The City premieres on MTV on April 27.
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