Paris’ fury over ‘vacant’ jibe

10 Nov 2009

Socialite threatens legal action over mocking advert

PARIS HILTON has threatened legal action against a New Zealand company for plastering her face across a billboard with the word "vacant" stamped across it.

The reality TV star was left fuming when she discovered bosses at Media5 had used her image to advertise billboard space in Wellington.

Hilton's manager, Jamie Freed, claims the company doesn't have permission to use the picture and insists the star plans to settle the matter in court

Spokesperson for Media5, Adam McGregor, says, "(The poster is just) a bit of fun. Paris has a proven ability to laugh at herself. We assume that the agency has taken care of the rights to the image of Paris, but we will ask the question. We're not trying to offend anyone."