Pamela Anderson's representative has hit back at a real estate entrepreneur after he countersued over a Las Vegas condo deal.
The former Baywatch star filed legal papers in February (11) claiming she made the deal in 2006 with Laurence Hallier to promote his Las Vegas Panorama Towers development in return for one of the properties for free. She also claimed Hallier agreed to hand her $1 million (£666,667) in cash if the apartment wasn't built in time.
Earlier this week (beg27Jun11) Hallier countersued over Anderson's alleged lack of promotion for the properties, insisting her failure to do so cost him $22.5 million (£14.1 million) in unsold units.
Now the actress' lawyer has lashed out at the suit, and Hallier's claims Anderson was his lover at the time of the deal.
The attorney tells Tmz.com, "Pamela Anderson is not any more responsible for the failure of this real estate project than she is responsible for the 2008 real estate downturn or the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
"The counterclaim is an attempt at publicity, filed by a defendant who revelled in utterly false rumours that he was romantically involved with Ms. Anderson while she was promoting his failed real estate project in London, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas."