Beyonce Knowles has paid more than $1 million (GBP500,000) to her former modelling agency WILHELMINA MODELS, after a Manhattan Supreme Court judge ruled she had withheld monies from the high-profile company.

The CRAZY IN LOVE star was ordered to pay the staggering sum yesterday (06JUN05) as she had refused to pay agreed commissions and service charges from her lucrative L'OREAL campaign, according to gossip website PAGESIX.COM.

Wilhelmina president SEAN PATTERSON enthuses, "We at Wilhelmina are extremely pleased with the judge's decision.

"I think that America's little sweetheart just got some very bad legal advice. This for us is the ultimate vindication."

07/06/2005 17:26