Maccer's ex-wife sued for not paying hairdresser
- Blog Post by: James Lileks
- October 19, 2011 - 1:32 PM
Maybe it’s just my honest, thrifty, Midwestern upbringing, but something tells me you shouldn’t pay $5,000 for a haircut if you can’t actually pay for it. On th other hand, there’s probably no better loan guarantee than “I’m about to get alimony from a former Beatle.” You can dine out for that on a while. Reuters says:
Paul McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills has been sued by a Los Angeles hairdresser who claims the former reality TV show contestant failed to pay as much as $80,000 as she pursued stardom in Hollywood.
David Miramontes, who works under the name David Paul, claims in the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday that he worked for Mills starting in 2005 and quit in 2008 after she repeatedly failed to pay him, saying she had no money until her divorce from the former Beatle was finalized.
Mills and McCartney ended their acrimonious marriage in 2008 and in December of that year, Mills began avoiding Miramontes. He prepared an invoice for $80,000, but it has yet to be paid. Miramontes charged as much as $5,000 per haircut for an out of office appointment, according to the lawsuit.
If you wanted the bargain rate of $4000, I suppose you had to go to his studio. Sure, $1000 seems steep for travel expenses, but there’s the limo, the driver, gas, champagne, six kinds of cheese, and all the other fortifications one makes for an arduous journey.
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