It’s been a while since Sharon Stone has garnered some real headlines, so we chose to make news in…Ecuador. At least that was the plan — until she was found to be in breach of contract for not showing up.
That’s the allegation from Brooklyn-based boutique agency MC2 (MC-squared).
The agency, MCSquared, claims in the breach of contract lawsuit, that it shelled out $275,000 to a Massachusetts booking agency and an additional $77,400 “to accommodate Stone’s diva-like requests,” according to the suit filed in Brooklyn Federal Court.
ICYMI, MC2 is one of the two firms that made headlines last year for failing to notify the Department of Justice about lobbying for the government of Ecuador and (allegedly) helping to organize anti-Chevron protests.
The event in this case was to feature Stone, 56, opining about oil contamination in the Amazon River. The goal of this international soirée was to have Stone visit the president and the vice president of Ecuador in “the Orellana Province where the inhabitants have been trying to get Chevron oil company to clean up the mess left by its predecessor Texaco.”
The story says she was sick and hospitalized in Brazil prior to the event, which may have had something to do with her absence. That, or the fact that her diva-like requests are so outrageous that MC2 realized its newest brand advocate might not be worth the time or money required.
Apparently, they hadn’t heard of The Smoking Gun, which offers Stone’s rider demands from 2006:
- First-class round-trip ticket (and six more, if used by multiple hairstylists and makeup artists)
- 3 nannies at $1,500 per week
- $7,000 per week, per assistant
- 2 rental cell phones (and pagers…hey, it was 2006)
- Pilates Cadillac for personal use
Although she doesn’t command that kind of influence any more, the apple doesn’t fall from the self-indulgent tree.
Guess you could call it a “basic instinct.”