LiLo Sued Over Fake Tanner

Chemist says formula is stolen
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2009 11:49 AM CDT
Lindsay Lohan arrives at the Wet Republic pool at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino to celebrate her birthday and her Sevin Nyne brand tanning mist June 27, 2009, in Las Vegas.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Lindsay Lohan’s latest career venture has hit a speed bump, the St. Petersburg Times reports: A Florida chemist is suing Lohan for allegedly stealing her formula to create the actress’ sunless tanner. Jennifer Sunday says she was working on a deal with Lohan’s partner, Lorit Simon, that fell through; Simon then took the formula to Lohan for the Sevin Nyne tanner.

“We are certainly looking for the profits that are being generated right now from that product,” Sunday’s lawyer says of Sevin Nyne, which retails for $35. “If Ms. Lohan and Ms. Simon and their companies and their shareholders are profiting from the theft of my client's formula and are profiting from that product, my client is entitled to those proceeds.”