When you’re uber-rich and famous, you have to be careful about what you say. Paris Hilton learned that one the hard way, after a woman she defamed came back at her with a $10 million lawsuit. But all is well now, as they have settled out of court.
Actress Zeta Graff, a former lover of Paris’ ex-fiancee Paris Latsis, was suing the heiress. Apparently the Simple Life star said some unsavory things about her in the press.
Paris' lawyers are going to have a good year. First, the DUI case, and now Paris has been sued by model-producer Zeta Graff for slander. Fred Khalilian, the owner of Club Paris, has revealed that he has been asked by the court to give a videotaped deposition in the case.
Paris is due in court on February 5, where the $10,000,000 lawsuit has been filed against her.
The club had reportedly told the press that Graff attacked Paris at a “London nightclub and tried to rip off Hilton's $4 million diamond necklace.”
Our friends at TMZ have obtained this photo of Paris Hilton (aka defendant) and Zeta Graff (aka plaintiff) leaving Mr Chow's restaurant in Beverly Hills.
What's stunning about the picture is that Zeta Graff is suing Hilton for $10 million, claiming the heiress defamed her by planting a false story in the New York Post. The article claims that Graff went ballistic at a nightclub, attacking Hilton.
TMZ also shot video later in the evening, capturing the pair entering the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood together.