Remember when Jalouse editor Jennifer Eymere slapped PR exec Lynn Tesoro at Zac Posen’s show over some seating kerfuffle in September during New York fashion week?
Now Lynn Tesoro is officially fighting back: According to WWD, she just filed a lawsuit.
Need a little refresher on that bitch slap heard round the fashion industry? We’re here to help.
After the FDNY mandated that 60 seats at the Zac Posen show had to be removed, Marie-José Susskind-Jalou and her daughters Jennifer Eymere and Vanessa Bellugeon of Jalouse and L’Officiel magazines were left waiting for seats. They got impatient and got into it with Tesoro. And when we say “got into it” we mean Tesoro got slapped.
Eymere later took credit for (and kinda bragged about) the slap, telling the press, “It was a small slap. It was not strong…She humiliated my mom, and I humiliated her in front of her crew…I just said at the end, ‘Now you know you don’t f*ck with French people.’” We can only assume that she’s now regretting her on-the-record comments.
Just after the incident took place, it was reported that Tesoro was going to sue for $1 million, but now it’s actually happening. Tesoro filed suit this week against the trio for “unspecified damages,” alleging battery, libel, assault, and slander. In her suit she claimed, “It was not a small slap, but a hard one.” Additionally Tesoro is claiming that the slap did physical harm, as well as “injuring” her business and causing humiliation.
We never thought we’d actually have to say this, but, um, don’t slap people at fashion shows and then brag about it!