Maker of 'Dessert' Sues Jessica Simpson

By | November 7, 2004 at 12:00 AM

Los Angeles – Jessica Simpson has been sued by a California cosmetics company that claims it is still owed nearly $200,000 for products it supplied for the “Dessert” beauty line the singer endorses.

In a lawsuit filed Oct. 21, Cosmojet claims Simpson and Dessert Beauty Inc. failed to pay the full $1 million it was promised for products it made for the line. Cosmetic retailer Sephora was also named in the suit.

Simpson maintains she was simply a spokeswoman for Dessert and was not responsible for the company’s accounting and billing procedures.

Randi Shinder, president of Dessert Beauty, acknowledged receiving almost $1 million in products made by Cosmojet, but said his company refused payment on a portion of the shipment because it did not “meet the company’s high product standards and specifications.”

A spokesperson for Simpson told the syndicated television show “Celebrity Justice” she planned to “take legal action against Cosmojet for involving her in this matter.”

Calls left by The Associated Press for Simpson’s publicist were not returned.

The beauty line offers edible fragrances and body creams.

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