Zac Posen’s runway show may have ended beautifully with Naomi Campbell and Coco Rocha by his side, but a confrontation between a PR girl and an attendee made quite the scene minutes before the show began. The trouble began when some 30 minutes before the show began, fire marshals pulled out 60 seats from the venue, leaving Posen’s PR firm HL Group scrambling to accommodate everyone. Some of the unfortunate victims of this logistical hiccup include the president of French publishing house Jalou, Marie-Jose Susskind-Jalou, and her daughters Jennifer Eymere of Jalouse and Vanessa Bellugeon of L’Officiel.
Although HL Group cofounder Lynn Tesoro was trying to look for a seat for Susskind-Jalou, the French group reportedly grew impatient, got into an argument and left the venue. That is however, without Tesoro getting slapped in the process. The media got in touch with the group, where Eymere not only confirmed the truth behind the incident but admitted that it was she who hit Tesoro. “I said, ‘Don’t speak to my mom like this. You have to stop to speak like that.’ I said, ‘Be careful, I am going to slap you,’ and she kept doing it, and it just happened.”
Although she did acknowledge that what she did was wrong, we’re slightly shocked with Eymere’s very matter-of-factly explanation. “It was a small slap. It was not strong. I didn’t hurt her, it was just to humiliate her. She humiliated my mom, and I humiliated her in front of her crew. Voilà. I just said at the end, ‘Now you know you don’t f–k with French people.’”
Eymere may or may not have physically hurt Tesoro with her alleged minor slap, but as it ironically turns out, this PR girl is not to be f–cked with as well. Claiming assault and emotional distress to name a few, Tesoro is slapping—pun intended—Eymere with a $1 million lawsuit.
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