Disney star Vanessa Hudgens sued by music producer
When you're famous, everybody wants a piece of your success.
She was in hot waters a while back with inappropriate pictures of her appearing on the internet, and now she is being sued for $27 million in damages for not paying a producer.
Singer-actress Vanessa Hudgens of the made-for-kids TV hit "High School Musical" is being sued by a producer who claims she reneged on a deal to share her earnings with him after he helped make her a star.
In the lawsuit, filed on Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, plaintiff Johnny Vieira accuses the 19-year-old performer and her manager-father, Greg Hudgens, of breach of contract and fraud, seeking more than $27 million in damages.
Hudgens' record label, the Walt Disney Co.-owned Hollywood Records, also is named as a defendant in the suit.
Weeks after "High School Musical 2" and its soundtrack debuted, the squeaky-clean star raised a furor when a nude photograph of her surfaced on the Web.
Hudgens apologized, and Disney stood by her. Her second solo album, "Identified," debuted last month at No. 23 on the pop charts, with a modest 22,000 copies sold its first week.