Texas Rangers star pitcher Cole Hamels is suing an entertainment agency for charging him $70K for VIP access to the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, of which the MLB starter was denied admission.
Hamel’s lawsuit claims that he paid $68,730.36 in May to the London-based Cornucopia Events for three VIP packages to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. When he was purchasing the tickets, the company told him that the show, which had always been in New York, would be in London that year.
Cornucopia said on Nov. 5 that the tickets would be delivered to Hamels in New York, but later that day, informed the MLB pitcher that he could pick up the tickets at the show. The lawsuit said that someone from the company told Hamels not to bring any “receipts, invoices, e-mails, signed terms and conditions, or any other forms of purchase documents” to the show as proof. The company also told Hamels to not tell security or personnel that he bought the tickets, and to instead say “they were a gift,” or “we are guests of the brand.”