Being a brand ambassador can come with some nice perks (such as free gear), but of course, you're bound to use the gear from the company you represent. One brand ambassador for Samsung violated that, and now, the company is suing her for a seven-figure amount.
Ksenia Sobchak is a Russian politician and TV personality as well as a Samsung ambassador. Of course, being an ambassador, she's contractually obligated to use a Samsung phone. However, recently, she was seen in a television interview holding an iPhone X, despite her best efforts to hide it from the cameras under a piece of paper. It's apparently not the first time she's been caught doing so either, but either way, Samsung is now suing her for $1.6 million, an amount Apple Insider says is likely much greater than what she was paid to endorse the brand in the first place. While I understand it's a breach of contract, it sure seems like Samsung would have been better to just quietly void the contract, as there seems to be a bit of a Streisand effect going now. Either way, neither side has yet to make a public comment on the lawsuit.
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