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Selena Gomez causes a stink in fragrance fuss

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May 08, 2013 | 8:56pm EDT

Selena Gomez has countersued the bosses of a fragrance firm over a deal gone bad, insisting they owe her millions. Lawyers representing the owners of Adrenalina Inc. filed suit against the singer/actress last month (Apr13), claiming she left the firm without a spokesmodel after they made a deal with her to create perfume products bearing her name. They claim the company spent more than $2 million (£1.3 million) in marketing alone, and were stunned when Gomez allegedly refused to honour promotional plans. Adrenalina officials are suing for damages and they have requested a court order preventing the star from pulling out of the deal, and now Gomez has fired back with her own documents. She claims she backed out of the scent deal because Adrenalina bosses were going broke, and she felt they couldn't afford to manufacture and market her perfume line. According to Gomez's lawsuit, Adrenalina bosses promised to pay her a five per cent royalty on sales of all Selena-brand scents, including a guaranteed minimum of $5.2 million (£3.3 million) - but they could barely afford to pay their own employees. The singer is now suing Adrenalina for the $5.2 million they promised her, according to TMZ.com.

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