Sabrina Joles St. Pierre is suing the Palm Desert Embassy Suites after she was allegedly “massacred” by bed bugs during her stay there in 2016.
A model is suing a hotel in California after she said that she was “butchered” by bed bugs after a 2016 visit.
Sabrina Jales St. Pierre, who has modeled for brands like Victoria’s Secret, Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren, made in a lawsuit filed June 5 in Riverside County Superior Court that her visit to the Embassy Suites by Hilton Palm Desert in 2016 influence on her career.
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Brian Virag, St. Pierre, lawyer and founder of My Bed Bug Lawyer, Inc., told the Desert Sun that St. Pierre “started to notice that the bed bug bites after her first night in the hotel, and eventually she was slaughtered by the bites covering almost her entire body.”
The bug bites the model ago, Virag said, were some of the worst he had seen during the eight years he spent as a bed bug lawyer.
He added St. Pierre “experience[d] psychological trauma” and, “because her body is her work,” the trial “severely affected her work and her career.”
The hotel’s general manager, Carlos Mendoza, denied the building had a bug infestation, told the newspaper the hotel and an outside pest control company swept the room after the accusations were made and there were no errors to be found.
St. Pierre is seeking monetary and punitive damages against the defendants — Hilton Worldwide, Inc., Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Inc. and Embassy Suites Management. The lawsuit, obtained by Fox News, does not state how much in monetary damages the model is looking for.
Fox News’ Marisa Sarnoff contributed to this report.
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