Christian Siriano Responds to Talent Agency Lawsuit

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Designer Christian Siriano attends Christian Siriano's Spring Summer Collection 2012 after party at The VAULT at Pfaff's on September 10, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Henry S. Dziekan III/Getty Images for Slate) Photo: Henry S. Dziekan III/Getty Images/Getty Images

A lawsuit filed last week against Christian Siriano alleged that the designer had, over a two-year period, neglected to pay a talent agency representing him over $53,000 in commission and fees. Siriano's attorneys released the following statement via e-mail:

"It is unfortunate that Designer's Management Agency ("DMA") has commenced a legal proceeding. Christian does not work with DMA and has no obligation to them. DMA concedes that it does not have a written contract. However, based upon an alleged oral contract, it incredibly seeks to obtain commissions in perpetuity. This legal action it has taken against the companies of Christian Siriano is without merit."

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