Socialite Paris Hilton has filed a countersuit against the bosses of a hair extension company in an ongoing breach of contract dispute.
The hotel heiress was paid $3.5 million (£2.3 million) in 2007 to endorse Hairtech's Dream Catchers range, but Hairtech International executives slapped her with legal papers in August (10), accusing Hilton of reneging on her contract by allegedly wearing competitors' pieces.
Hilton's attorneys vowed to fight the $35 million (£23.3 million) suit, insisting it lacked merit, and last Friday (19Nov10) they followed through on the promise by challenging the charges in Los Angeles Superior Court.
In the countersuit, obtained by, Hilton claims she was "professional and honourable" in her promotion of the Hairtech product, and she was even praised by the company's boss in an email after a promo shoot.
She is demanding $3 million (£2 million) in compensation, in addition to punitive damages.