Model can’t avoid $300,000 lawsuit over rental damage
A Victoria’s Secret model can’t catwalk away from a $300,000 Manhattan lawsuit, a judge has ruled.
Model Julie Ordon tried to dodge the suit filed by her former landlord accusing her and her husband of trashing their $32,000-a-month Soho rental.
Ordon — also a Sports Illustrated swimsuit and Playboy model — had argued she wasn’t technically responsible for the alleged $150,000 in damage because only the name of her husband appeared on the lease.
The model-turned-mom is accused of allowing her dog to soil her landlord’s $18,000 Nepalese hand-loomed rug and gluing child-safety devices to his expensive, antique wooden furniture.
Her hubby — sugar heir and fledgling movie producer David Mimran — was believed to have been busy with his career in California at the time.
Landlord Richard Sabella insisted in his suit that the Swiss-born stunner kept an extensive wardrobe in the tony, fourth-floor condo at 500 Greenwich St., proving she lived there when the damage occurred — and the judge sided with him in a recent ruling.
“We’re very pleased with the decision. We got exactly what we wanted,’’ Sabella’s lawyer, Joshua Price, told The Post.
Sabella said in court papers that in addition to the other damage, the family stained the luxury pad’s maple-wood flooring and wrecked his $45,000 Art Deco-style table, which took six months to fix.
“These damages can only be described as intentional destruction of property under the circumstances,” Sabella huffed in his suit.
Ordon, 29, had griped to The Post back in September that her Hermès Birkin handbags and Louis Vuitton luggage were damaged in a flood at the unit.
But she then claimed in court in March that she wasn’t technically living there. Her lawyer, Louis Biancone, said he believes the case will ultimately be thrown out.