Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels struck out trying to see last years Victorias Secret Fashion Show despite paying nearly $70,000
Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels struck out trying to see last years Victorias Secret Fashion Show despite paying nearly $70,000 to a London-based event promoter for VIP tickets, according to a recent lawsuit.
The former Philadelphia Phillies star said he and his wife hoped to attend the 2015 New York City lingerie show and bought three VIP packages from Cornucopia Events.
The money was to cover a four-night stay in a luxury hotel, a limousine with champagne, goodie bags and access to the after-party and exclusive restaurants. The suit alleges Hamels and his party got none of the perks and were denied entry to the event.
Hamels is seeking $150,000 in damages for fraud and misrepresentation. The company advertised that it hosted premiere parties and could score tickets to world-class events.
We pride ourselves on opening doors to the worlds most exclusive venues and filling them with fabulous people, whilst creating bespoke events for the corporate arena, Cornucopia wrote on its promotions, according to the suit.
An email seeking comment from Cornucopias managing director wasnt immediately returned on Wednesday.
Heidi Hamels, a former Survivor contestant when she was Heidi Strobel, is also a named plaintiff.
The couple were initially told the show would be in London, although the directions later had them arriving in New York for the 10 November show, the lawsuit said. They were told to avoid saying they had bought the tickets, but instead to say they were a gift or that they were attending as guests of the brand, the suit said.
However, no one from Cornucopia met them with any tickets, and they were completely denied admission to the show, the lawsuit said. The lawyer who filed the suit in Philadelphias Court of Common Pleas on their behalf did not immediately return a call for comment on Tuesday.
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