Russian supermodel who once dated Oscar Pistorius files $20m lawsuit against Ralph Lauren claiming she uncovered ‘elaborate fraud’ at fashion house
Anastassia Khozissova, a famous model, has filed a law suit against Ralph Lauren She is suing for $20m, claiming the label used her likeness without permissionAlso named in the suit is HBO, which is streaming documentary ‘Very Ralph’
Suit also claims she left Ralph Lauren in 2014 after uncovering ‘elaborate fraud’
A top Russian model is suing Ralph Lauren for $20million, claiming the prestigious fashion house used her likeness without consent.
Anastassia Khozissova, 41, who has graced the pages of Vogue as well as modelling for the likes of Karl Lagerfeld and Vivienne Westwood, filed suit in New York.
Khozissova, who spent a decade on catwalks for Ralph Lauren and once dated Oscar Pistorius, alleges that the label continued to use photos and film of her without her permission and without compensating her.
The suit alleges that Khozissova uncovered ‘an elaborate fraud scheme within Ralph Lauren Corp’ that led to her being ousted from the company.
Anastassia Khozissova, 41 (left), is suing the eponymous fashion house of Ralph Lauren (right) for $20million for allegedly using her likeness without permission
Khozissova (left and far right) claims that Ralph Lauren continued using photos and videos of her after she left the brand in 2014 and without her permission or compensating her
The suit also names HBO, which is currently streaming the documentary Very Ralph in which Khozissova features.
Legal papers filed by Ms Khozissova’s team, and seen by the New York Post, say she joined Ralph Lauren in 2004 after the fashion designer personally approached her and asked to use her as a ‘muse’.