Kate Hudson can’t wash this bad news out of her hair. The Los Angeles-based 220 Laboratories is suing the actress and hairstylist David Babaii for fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, among a slew of other complaints (see full list after the jump). The company claims she and Babaii stole a top-secret recipe to create their own hair care line. 220 Laboratories says it was the only supplier of volcanic ash in the United States and that it entered an “oral contract” with Hudson and Babaii in 2006 to develop and manufacture hair products.
They say after revealing the “confidential” ingredients in November, the golden-haired beauty took the ash samples and shopped around looking for more bang for her buck. There are also claims that they went as far as using promo footage of the 220 team collecting ash with their new manufacturer, Universal. The 29-year-old actress might just lose that famous smile because 220 Laboratories is seeking an unspecified amount in damages and attorneys’ fees, as well as an injunction against competitors’ use of their products.
Hudson has not yet been served and only just found out about the complaints. Her reps say, “Kate does not know the plaintiffs and has never met with them or spoken with them.”