Dita Von Teese


There's no dancing around this one.

Dita Von Teese is suing a brokerage company after one of her shows in New York City was cancelled last October due to Hurricane Sandy, E! News can confirm.

The burlesque dancer has filed a complaint against Momentous Insurance Brokerage after claiming that she was unable to recoup the preparation costs for the performance.

According to court documents, Dita claims that she spent $96,920 leading up to the show for props, accommodations, costumes, production materials and crew for the Strip, Strip Hooray performance.

The lawsuit also goes on to say that Dita should have been issued something known as "non-appearance insurance," which lists natural disasters among the possible reasons why she wouldn't be able to perform on a given night.

Other circumstances that fall under the non-appearance category are, but are not limited to, "acts of God" and "force majeure."

However, Momentous failed to get her that type of coverage—or at least that's what the stripping queen claims.

Dita outlines in the paperwork that this type of clause in a contract is standard practice in the entertainment industry, and that she shouldn't be exempt from similar coverage.

A rep for Dita told E! News, "While admittedly the lawsuit is about the financial losses the business suffered, there is a more important aspect to this lawsuit: We all depend upon insurance to protect us from accidents.

We all make mistakes. When a broker does not inform someone about coverage they need and a catastrophe happens that results in a loss, then the broker should acknowledge its mistake, step up to the plate and make the client whole."

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