In the Courts – Anna Cleveland, Next Model Management and the Documentary Makers


Christmas was not so merry for Next Models’ Anna Cleveland who was slapped with court documents issued out of the US District Court of the Southern District of New York citing damages for, amongst other things, breach of a contract.   All in the Works LLC (AITW) alleges that Anna had agreed to make herself exclusively available to the production company for the filming of a documentary on her life (see reality TV expose).

It seems either Anna or her people at Next had other ideas some way through the shooting and Anna suddenly became ‘unavailable’ to meet her obligations.  AITW says her timing was critical, as Anna completely fell off the radar during the Spring 2017 Paris and Milan fashion weeks.  And then dear readers we are told that it was not Anna that was playing the belligerent diva but rather her people at Next had induced those pesky contractual breaches and interfered with her contractual obligations with AITW.  And as we all know that’s a big no no in the world of torts law!

Stay tuned for the outcome of this one as the case is yet young and with AITW alleging that the project is now a write off the likelihood of the damages claim skyrocketing beyond the $350,00 currently claimed is nothing but to be expected.  [see All in the Works, LLC v. Cleveland et al, 1:16-CV-0989]