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The outrageous cost of being a model

The outrageous cost of being a model

Modeling is a time-consuming, demanding and cutthroat profession. But most of all, it can be prohibitively expensive. Unlike most U.S. workers, models regularly see huge chunks of their earnings -- whether it's a third, more than half, or even entire paychecks -- disappear right before their eyes.
Magomed Abdusalamov

Judge dismisses claims against promoter for boxer’s injuries

A New York judge has dismissed negligence claims against a boxing promoter who didn't ask for a heavyweight fighter to be taken by ambulance to a hospital after a 2013 bout in Madison Square Garden that left him severely disabled. Magomed Abdusalamov, 35, known as the Russian Tyson, lost a 10-round bout with Ismaikel "Mike" Perez on Nov. 2, 2013. After the fight, he underwent surgery for a blood clot in his brain. He is now paralyzed on the right side and has trouble communicating.
Morgan O'’Connor (left), Robert Hantman (right)

Model is arraigned in NYC over fight with his friend’s dad

A male model who was romantically linked to Lindsay Lohan and Miley Cyrus was arraigned Monday for allegedly slugging a pal's father over a piece of pricey artwork. Morgan O'Connor, 20, the former face of Polo Ralph Lauren, was released without bail after his arraignment for allegedly assaulting Timothy Goodwin over a piece of street art July 2.
Model Alise Shoemaker

Cops find gun while responding to model, boyfriend fight

A model who has advocated for the rights of underage catwalkers was busted this month with her beau for gun possession inside their West Village pad, The Post has learned. Cops were called to the apartment on Bleecker Street after Alise Shoemaker, 30, allegedly attacked her software-developer boyfriend, Christopher Lattner, 32, “jump[ing] on his back and scratch[ing] his neck, causing abrasions, bleeding lacerations, redness, and substantial pain,” according to a criminal complaint.
Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson ‘stuck a knife in my back’: lawsuit

After Dodgers co-owner Magic Johnson got in hot water with Major League Baseball for his comments about Yankee slugger Robinson Cano, he’s now had a setback in a federal court. A Florida judge is allowing a case against the former NBA star to proceed, alleging he broke an agreement to market and sell a prepaid credit card — called the Magic Cash Card — and then made a similar deal with competitor OneWest Bank to hawk a similarly-named prepaid plastic.
Renata Faria Zandonadi

Model sues agency over alleged sabotage plot

A Brazilian model is suing her Manhattan-based agency, claiming her bosses are sabotaging her relationship with her biggest client: fashion designer Carolina Herrera. Renata Faria Zandonadi signed on with Muse Management in 2012 to build her customer base. Before then, she worked almost exclusively with Herrera in Paris.
Tony Shafrazi

Gallery owner sues landlord for $20M over noise, pollution

A Manhattan art gallery owner who helped launch the careers of Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat is suing his former landlord for allegedly tricking him into signing a 15-year lease without telling him the MTA was about to start drilling for the No. 7 train extension. In his $20 million suit, Tony Shafrazi, whose clients include Donald Trump and Larry Silverstein, claims he inked a deal with the owner of 540-544 W. 26th St. in 2003 for $16,666.67 a month, The Post’s Julia Marsh reports.
Artist Peter Max

Peter Max slapped with lawsuit over sale of Corvette collection

Famed Pop artist Peter Max is a scammer who cheated two New York men out of commissions on the sale of his storied Corvette collection and also swindled a New Jersey woman with artwork that was “ghost painted” for him, a new lawsuit charges. Jeff Wallner and Kenneth Simmons are suing the ‘60s psychedelic art icon and his agent Larry Moskowitz for $1 million, claiming Max asked them to sell off his trove of 36 Corvettes — one for each year between 1953 and 1989 — in exchange for a 10 percent commission they never got.
Tony Shafrazi

Artist Tony Shafrazi faces eviction from Soho loft

Tony Shafrazi — the art dealer who discovered Jean-Michel Basquiat and nurtured the careers of Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf — is facing eviction from the Soho loft where he has lived for more than 20 years. But Shafrazi, 71, is fighting back. The dealer’s lawyer Robert Hantman filed suit for $8 million Friday in Manhattan Supreme Court accusing the landlord of fraud and breach of contract.
Roberto Clemente

Agent suing Clemente family over ‘unpaid fees’

A branding agent who’s worked with Derek Jeter and Miss America is suing the family of the late baseball great Roberto Clemente over almost $1 million in unpaid fees. Manhattan-based Wicked Cow Entertainment was hired in 2011 by Roberto’s son Luis to cash in on the Hall of Famer’s “name, likeness and image” according to the Manhattan Supreme Court suit.
Pile of Shirts Hanged in Shirt Rack

Agencies at war over ‘poached’ models

Modeling agency New York Model Management has declared a fashion war on rival Muse Model Management. New York Models alleges in a lawsuit in Supreme Court that veteran booking agent Jackie Sanchez breached her contract when she jumped ship to Muse, then approached “at least three models” to make the move, too.
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