Hilton vows vigorous defense of $35M suit

Paris Hilton arrives at the Activision E3 2010 Preview event in Los Angeles on Monday, June 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

August 12, 2010 4:46:09 PM PDT
Paris Hilton's attorneys say a $35 million lawsuit against the heiress lacks merit and are vowing a spirited defense -- and a possible countersuit.

The 29-year-old socialite was sued Wednesday in Los Angeles for allegedly breaching a contract to promote and wear hair extensions manufactured by Hairtech International Inc.

The company is seeking $35 million in damages -- 10 times what it paid Hilton for her endorsement.

Spokeswoman Dawn Miller said in a statement Thursday that Hilton's attorneys have deemed the lawsuit is without merits.

Hairtech claimed Hilton did not wear the company's extensions as promised and missed a launch party in 2007 because she was in jail.