Ford Sues Models for Leaving Agency

Ford model lawsuit Alana Zimmer Karolina Waz

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Alana Zimmer & Karolina Waz

Talk about being "Ford tough."

Ford Models has filed a $4 million lawsuit against models Alana Zimmer and Karolina Waz for allegedly breaking their three-year contracts and going to a competing agency, the New York Daily News reports.

Legal papers filed by Ford in Manhattan Supreme Court blast Men Women N.Y. Model Management for "maliciously and intentionally" pursuing the two beauties and making "repeated attempts to target and damage Ford's business."

The lawsuit demands $2 million from Men Women N.Y., plus $1 million from each model.

Ford maintains that it invested money and effort into the careers of Waz, a Polish-born newcomer with credits in Vogue and Elle, and Zimmer, a runway favorite with shows for Marc Jacobs, Dior, Armani, and more under her belt.

The top modeling agency also claims that the models failed to take proper action to end their contracts, which would have involved charging Ford with a breach of contract, followed by giving formal notice and entering binding arbitration.

Funnily enough, it's not the first time Ford and Men Women N.Y. have butted heads in court. The latter agency sued Ford two years for allegedly poaching its models, though it lost much of the case and settled out of court.

Guess that'll scare off any models thinking of jumping ship!