This delivers a full new indicating to bridal blue.
A Very long Island bridal useful resource group has filed a lawsuit towards a common make-up artist, declaring that she falsely associated herself with the model and launched a “defamatory campaign to destruction the business” right after asking for a correction.
The lawsuit, submitted in Suffolk County Supreme Court docket on Monday, also alleges that Jessica Lauren Pujia wrongfully accused Brides of Very long Island of harassment—and that the group’s staffers bodily defeat her various periods, ensuing in a black-and-blue eye.
Pujia, whose movie star purchasers have incorporated Serious Housewives of New York’s Ramona Singer and Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Kim DePaola, insists that she has the receipts to show Brides of Long Island is harassing her. She is setting up to file her personal lawsuit towards the group and its CEO, Heather Cunningham.
“[Cunningham] can sue me all she desires. I have proof and she’s an asshole,” Pujia informed The Day by day Beast on Monday. “They bashed me on Facebook and Instagram. I held all the messages and filed a few police experiences as I have been assaulted.”
Suffolk County Police told The Day by day Beast they could not promptly remark on no matter whether Pujia filed the law enforcement stories. In a assertion, Brides of Extensive Island denied the allegations and claimed that even though it is not their policy to remark on “ongoing litigation” the group does “not take defamatory statements or false allegations of wrongdoing flippantly.”
The mayhem bordering 1 of the most preferred bridal platforms in New York started in February when, the lawsuit promises, Pujia posted on social media that she and her make-up business had been the recipients of the Brides of Extensive Island 2023 “Diamond Award.” Considering the fact that its inception in 2016, Brides of Extensive Island consumers vote amid the around 240 wedding ceremony sellers to bestow awards in many classes.
The lawsuit states Pujia was not among the the recipients of the 2023 honor—despite her Feb. 25, 2023, posts on social media which showed a Brides of Extended Island brand with the caption, “I received yet another award.”
The bridal team claims it attempted to speak to Pujia that exact day to notify her “of her unauthorized use” of their trademark. In reaction, the lawsuit states, Pujia blocked Brides of Extended Island from communicating with her on Instagram.
The following day, Cunningham tried out to information Pujia directly—to which the make-up artist allegedly responded “Go fuck by yourself.” Pujia, nevertheless, insisted to The Every day Beast on Monday that the bridal group sent her an e-mail “months ago and mentioned I won the award.”
“I never even know what it means—I really don’t promote with them!” she additional. “So they contacted me saying I’m lying. I stated, ‘Are you kidding me you despatched the award’ so I looked again at my email messages and just can’t discover the one particular where she despatched it.”
Pujia acknowledged that she did block Cunningham and the group’s Instagram just after she was allegedly harassed. She also observed that Brides of Extended Island designed a public announcement on its Instagram and Fb accounts, noting that Pujia was not an involved seller and had not been given the “Diamond Award.”
“Who blasts someone on [Facebook] when they send out you the award,” Pujia stated. “I don’t even treatment. I took it down I have a great deal.”
The lawsuit alleges that Pujia started her marketing campaign of harsh retaliation immediately after the bridal group’s publish that named her out.
“I’m using down your business… observe out,” Pujia allegedly wrote in the e mail sent by means of the Brides of Prolonged Island web page. Later the same day, the lawsuit promises, Pujia requested her followers to “[e]veryone please report brides of Prolonged Island web page as they are bashing me and sending a number of women to my household threatening me texting me emailing me outrageous shit.”
Pujia designed various other on-line threats against Brides of Very long Island in excess of various days, together with that they “messed with the improper girl” and heading following Cunningham specifically, the lawsuit states.
“See you in court docket bitch,” Pujia wrote to Cunningham in just one message. Cunningham sooner or later explained to Pujia to stop contacting her—but the makeup artist ongoing, the lawsuit alleges. (Pujia denies that Cunningham requested her to quit contracting her.)
The saga took a darker flip on March 3 when, the lawsuit states, Pujia wrote on Instagram that she experienced “been assaulted by someone” from Brides of Extensive Island and that she planned to sue.
Soon just after, the lawsuit notes, Brides of Lengthy Island and Cunningham sent Pujia a stop and desist letter, but two days afterwards she posted shots of her wounded right eye on Fb.
Pujia instructed The Each day Beast that she was attacked a few moments and that she was examined by EMTs following she identified as for an ambulance to her dwelling. She said she was likely to the doctor on Monday afternoon and that she is “in pain” and is owning trouble ingesting and sleeping following she was hit with “a pipe and a bat.”
The Brides of Extensive Island insist that Pujia is fabricating her allegations with “malicious intent” and the team is looking for punitive damages. Pujia stated she is assured she will prevail in the ligation—and wishes to just take down Brides of Extended Island.
“This is not a joke,” she extra.
–Justin Rohrlich contributed to this report.