Accessory Faux Pas May Cost Theron $20M

Actress faces lawsuit over wristwatch
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2008 11:17 AM CDT
Actress Charlize Theron left, sits with actor Stuart Townsend and boxing promoter Don King at the US Open tennis tournament in New York, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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(Newser) – A federal lawsuit against Charlize Theron for breaching an endorsement contract will proceed, People reports. Raymond Weil is seeking the return of “substantial funds”—a reported $20 million—paid to the actress to wear its watches exclusively from 2005 to 2006. But Theron also had a deal with Christian Dior perfume and was photographed at a press event wearing a Dior watch.