March 21, 2006 -- DON'T cross Claudia Schiffer . The Teutonic temptress just forced her former cook into bankruptcy. Sophie Mitchell had borrowed a quote from a letter the supermodel wrote to her mother and put it on the jacket of her new cookbook. "We love Sophie, and everyone loves her cooking, too," appears on the cover with Schiffer's name in giant type. But she never gave permission for Mitchell to use it, reports British Vogue Online. Ordered to pay damages, the cook has subsequently declared herself bankrupt.
That's just cold. Truly truly cold.
Yea, you shouldn't use stuff without permission, and how the cook got access to the model's letters to her mother is perhaps a different story, but really now...do you suppose the cookbook sucked so much CS didn't want her name on it? Or maybe she's embarrassed to have people know she actually...eats?
(thanks to Miss Kitty for the link)