Angelyne sues City of Los Angeles for not delivering fan mail

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Angelyne sues City of Los Angeles for not delivering fan mail

Tue Nov 17, 2009 @ 07:30PM PST

By Matthew Belloni

Angelyne-bilboard We must admit we're among the few Angelenos who have never seen almost-famous model-actress Angelyne cruising around Hollywood in her pink Corvette. But we've certainly enjoyed her billboards over the years.

Now the 2003 gubernatorial candidate has brought a hilarious, $500,000 breach of contract lawsuit against the Community Redevelopment Agency for the City of Los Angeles.

In 2008, the city apparently forced Angelyne to move out of her apartment unit (UPDATE: the suit isn't clear whether it's a home or office or both) on Selma Ave in Hollywood to make way for the massive Hollywood & Vine development currently taking shape. In addition to paying her $89,000 in relocation fees, the CRA agreed to "use commercially reasonable efforts to receive and forward" Angelyne's mail to her new address.

The city and its development partners apparently haven't been forwarding all of Angelyne's mail to her PO Box in Beverly Hills, which she claims is a breach of the 2008 agreement. Yes, she's suing because she hasn't received all her fan mail.

The CRA's failures have damaged Angelyne "in the maintenance and upkeep of her persona, fan club, maintenance as a public figure" and caused her to lose "sales of various fan club memorabilia in the amount of $500,000."

The complaint names the CRA, Legacy Partners, Hollywood & Vine, Lp, and Hollywood & Vine Project, Llc. Angelyne is repped by Gary Byron Roach of Ventura, Ca.

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