Thursday, July 14, 2011
Jenna Jameson Wants More Time To Build Defence
Jenna Jameson has pleaded with an Illinois judge to give her more time to defend herself in a breach of contract case.
Movie theater owner Ted E.C. Bulthaup III has accused the actress of failing to honor a commitment after booking her to meet and greet fans during a screening of her film Zombie Strippers! in March (11).
The actress cancelled after falling ill, but photographs later surfaced showing Jameson partying at a posh Hollywood event in Los Angeles on the night she should have been dealing with a "medical emergency".
Bulthaup subsequently filed a lawsuit against the star for pulling out of the promotional appearance.
Jameson failed to face the allegations in a Wheaton court last week (begs04Jul11) so a default judgment was made, requiring the star to pay $50,000 (GBP31,250) in damages.
However, the blonde is now asking the judge to throw out the order and let her gather a defense team, even though she missed the 30-day deadline to respond to the legal papers, which were served on 24 May (11).
According to the Chicago Tribune, Jameson claims she needed more time to find an attorney but she has a "meritorious" defense against the allegations.