Troubled singer-actress Lindsay Lohan has been targeted in a new lawsuit that accuses her of stealing the formula for her tanning spray.
The 23-year-old star launched her tanning potion, Sevin Nyne, in April touting it as the secret to her glowing complexion and she says she has spent three years developing the product with Lorit Simon, a Las Vegas entrepreneur who tans Hollywood A-listers.
But Florida-based chemist Jennifer Sunday has said she showed Simon her tanning mist samples in January and has alleged the pair stole the formula, reports celebrity blogger Perezhilton.com.
According to federal court documents filed in Tampa, Florida, Sunday is suing the pair for breach of contract, theft of trade secrets, civil conspiracy, intentional interference with contractual relations and deceptive and unfair trade practices.
"The next thing we know, Lorit Simon and Lindsay Lohan are partnering and Ms. Lohan is taking credit for developing this formula, which she indeed had no role in," said Sunday's attorney.
"We are certainly looking for the profits that are being generated right now from that product. If Ms. Lohan and Ms. Simon and their companies and their shareholders are profiting from the theft of my client's formula and are profiting from that product, my client is entitled to those proceeds," the attorney said.