February 7, 2008 / 10:39 PM / 10 years ago

Airline sued for canceling Sienna Miller's flight

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Spanish clothing company is suing a charter airline for failing to deliver British actress Sienna Miller — “the face” of its company — to New York City from London for a photo shoot.

In a lawsuit filed on Thursday in Manhattan federal court, Pepe Jeans said it paid Jet Set Private Air Service $160,000 for a chartered plane that would deliver Sienna Miller, along with the actress’ associates, to a New Jersey airport.

Pepe Jeans said that it was in touch with Jet Set “numerous times” to make travel arrangements for the October 7 flight.

But the plane never took off.

Instead, the flight was delayed by six hours, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., the lawsuit said. Miller’s group left the airport to eat dinner but when they returned, they were told they could not board the plane because they did not have “the necessary paperwork” to enter the United States, the lawsuit said.

Miller missed the photo shoot and a “replacement model” was hired, the company said.

Jet Set promised to reimburse the clothing company, but never did. A representative at Jet Set said the company did not have an immediate comment.

Reporting by Edith Honan, editing by Michelle Nichols

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