In November, Cole Hamels went to New York City. Accompanied by two guests, he attempted to gain entrance to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at the 69th Regiment Armory. He was denied. And now he and his wife, Heidi, are suing over it.
Hamels seems to have a good reason for suing, though: According to his lawsuit, he paid a U.K. company £49,382 (currently $68,730.36) for three VIP packages that included tickets to the fashion show. He and his wife have sued Cornucopia Entertainment, LLC, and related defendants for a sum “in an amount in excess of $50,000.”
The lawsuit says Cornucopia told Hamels it could provide him with a VIP package that included tickets to the show and afterparty, accommodations at the Kensington Hotel in London, a limo to and from the event and other related perks for £15,995 a person. At the time, the lawsuit alleges, Cornucopia said the show would not be returning to New York — where it has always been held — and would be in London instead.
Although the show ended up being in New York, the company still said it would have three tickets for Hamels. The lawsuit says Cornucopia told him he could get his tickets at the door. He couldn’t get in. But, hey, at least he didn’t accidentally go to London for a show that wasn’t there! Despite not getting to attend the show, Hamels did attend the afterparty.
“The Hamels were damaged in, but not limited to, the following ways … the Hamels were deprived of the ability to attend the show in London, England,” says one section of the lawsuit. Cole and Heidi say Cornucopia made multiple misrepresentations about their company and the access it could provide.
Cole Hamels pitched for the Phillies from 2006 to last summer, when he was traded to the Texas Rangers. Heidi Hamels competed on Survivor’s sixth season, which aired in 2003. The two have been married for almost a decade. Read the lawsuit below.
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