Haute Lawyer posted in September on an incident at the Zac Posen show during New York Fashion week. Lynn Tesoro, the co-founder of PR firm HL group and a member of Zac Posen’s press team was involved in an altercation with three women that created an embarrassing scene and resulted in Tesoro allegedly being slapped by Jennifer Eymere. The three women involved were among the important first row guests who were displaced when fire marshalls forced the Posen team to remove sixty seats from the venue, right before the show. Marie-José Susskind-Jalou, the president of Jalou publishing house, and her two fashion editor daughters, Jennifer Eymere of Jalouse magazine and Vanessa Bellugeon were not reseated, and a nasty scene ensued. A few days after the incident, Tesoro filed charges against all three women including assault and slander. At the time, Eymere admitted to slapping Tesoro.
Women’s Wear Daily reported that on November 8th, Tesoro filed a lawsuit against all three women in the New York Supreme Court. The new charges include assault and slander against mother and daughters. Additionally, the suit has escalated the charges to include battery against Susskind-Jalou, and libel against Eymere. Tesoro seeks to recoup an unspecified amount in damages because she was physically harmed by the incident, verbally shamed by the public dispute, and her business damaged as a result. Tesoro’s legal team to counter the belief that Tesoro deserved to be slapped for embarrassing Susskind-Jalou, when in fact embarrassment was all hers.