What’s with all these celebrities thinking they can get over on people all the time?
Apparently NFL wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals, Chad Ochocinco, was given clothes worth over $11,000 that he never actually paid for. This comes as no surprise seeing as clothing companies regularly give celebrities their clothes to wear in order to gain exposure, but this time around there was an agreement for payment that was never fulfilled on Chad’s part.
So the clothing company, Amm One, chose to take the matter to court and, guess what … they won!
Municipal Court Judge Bernie Bouchard signed an order for Ochocinco to pay Amm One, also known as Exclusive Wear, in the 2700 block of Vine Street $11,717.39 for the clothes.
The clothing, including two pairs of Mauri Alligator footwear, was purchased between September 19th 2008, and March 31st 2009, court documents note. Authorities twice tried to serve Ochocinco with the lawsuit but failed. He never appeared in the case, and when he didn’t appear Tuesday, Judge Bernie Bouchard ruled in favor of the clothing company.
Joseph Honerlaw, the attorney for Exclusive Wear, the clothing company Chad tried to stiff, issued a statement during this hard fought legal victory stating:
“My clients informed me they had given him ample opportunity to pay it and he didn’t.” (Source)
Never understood why millionaire athletes, whose contracts are well-documented, would even try to avoid paying their bills, but then again, never been a millionaire athlete. (Shrugs).
Either way, Chad had better take care of this outstanding balance along with any others he may have if he wants to keep his expensive fiance Evelyn Lozada around. (something her ex-fiance Antoine Walker couldn’t do)