Dark 'Skye' for Pulse
LOCAL modelling agency Pulse has responded to allegations of false advertising raised against them by American pop act Justine Skye.
Skye, who was being promoted for the finals of the Pulse Model Search on August 31, took to Twitter yesterday announcing that she was no longer on the event and accused the organisers of false advertising.
Pulse boss Kingsley Cooper admitted talks with the management of the native New Yorker broke down yesterday and she would not be the featured act at the event, but denied the allegations levied against his company.
"There was an agreement in place for her appearance, so much so that Justine has made several posts on social media announcing that she will be coming to Jamaica for the event," said Cooper. "To suggest that we were advertising her falsely is clearly incorrect. Our advertising was in line with what was agreed," he added.
Cooper also noted that all promotions mentioning her have been pulled.
In her tweet yesterday Skye stated: "I have some bad news, I will not be performing at the Pulse Model Search. They were false(ly) advertising long before I knew about the actual show and my team tried to work out a deal for it to be possible. They've been using my image and my name to sell tickets and have not fulfilled the requirements of the agreements made," she tweeted.
Cooper told Splash the agreement broke down due to an ever-increasing set of demands which Pulse was not prepared to meet.
"This has nothing to do with her fee... there was agreement and a deposit was paid. The issues related to other matters such as the size of her travel group and length of stay in Jamaica," he stated.
— Richard Johnson