Monday, January 3, 2005
Actress Debbie Reynolds (left) has been sued by a Hollywood shopping center and entertainment complex after she backed out of a deal to display her $30 million film memorabilia collection in the center.
The center’s owner, TrizecHahn Hollywood, says the actress and her son had agreed to lease space for a memorabilia museum. Reynolds claims that structural limitations with the building made it impossible to build the museum as planned. TrizecHahn is seeking $2 million in compensatory damages, plus punitives. (Why public policy requires that she be punished for not adding another Hollywood memorabilia museum to the world's stock is not explained.)