With great power comes great responsibility. And with great wealth comes great big bills.
Jamie Foxx was sued Wednesday by a fashion stylist who claims she was hired to dress the Oscar winner for several high-profile events and that he failed to come through with the agreed-upon per diem.
Freelance celebrity stylist Stacy Young filed suit against Foxx and his Foxxhole Records label Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, accusing him of failing to pay his full tab after she dressed him for the 2006 BET Awards in June and then again in July for a series of Miami Vice press junkets.
According to Young's complaint, Foxx agreed to pay her $2,850 a day for her services preceding the awards show and then $3,000 a day for what court documents refer to as "the Miami Vice agreement." She hasn't been paid in full for any of it, she says.
Young is seeking payment for services rendered as well as an unspecified amount to reimburse her for the "thousands of dollars in costs in connection" with the gig, saying she "turned down employment offers from third parties" to work for Foxx.
She also doesn't say how much the Dreamgirls star has already paid her.
The complete list of allegations includes breaches of oral and implied-in-fact agreements, promissory estoppel (trying to force him to pay up on his so-called promise, even without the existence of an official contract), unjust enrichment (he looked that good on her dime) and leaving her with an open-book account for services rendered.
Foxx, who's set to wrap up a 19-city music-and-comedy tour Friday in Las Vegas and who recently announced the launch of his own Foxxhole channel on Sirius Satellite Radio, was snubbed by Golden Globe and Oscar this season for his turn as a greedy girl-group manager in Dreamgirls, but his awards-show slate is hardly blank.
The actor scored an NAACP Image Award nod for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture and his multi-platinum album Unpredictable is up for best male R&B/Soul Album at the upcoming Soul Train Music Awards. Said honors will be handed out Mar. 2 and Mar. 10, respectively.
Foxx will probably have to find a new stylist, though.
But first up, the multifaceted performer hones his journalistic skills interviewing his idol, Sidney Poitier, for The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special, the talk-show maven's first-ever foray into prime-time Academy Awards-related entertainment. The one-hour special, featuring A-list Oscar winners chatting up fellow A-list Oscar winners, airs Feb. 22 on ABC.