Porn Star Loses Round in Court

Jenna Jameson sued for failure to appear at two suburban theaters

Thursday, Jul 7, 2011  |  Updated 10:29 PM CDT
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Actress Jenna Jameson at the Triumph Films' Los Angeles Premiere of "Zombie Strippers" on April 15, 2008 at The Landmark Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Porn star Jenna Jameson didn’t show up at two suburban theaters where she had signed a contract to appear, and now a judge in DuPage County has taken a step toward finding her in default in a lawsuit that asked that she be ordered to pay more than $50,000 sought by the owner of Hollywood Palms Cinema in Naperville and the Hollywood Boulevard Cinema In Woodridge.

DuPage County Judge Patrick Leston entered an order of default Wednesday against Jameson after she didn’t show up in court and didn’t send a lawyer in the breach-of-contract case filed by theater owner Ted E.C. Bulthaup III.

The judge withheld entering a final default judgment until Bulthaup documents his losses from the March 24-26 no-shows.

Shortly before Jameson’s scheduled appearance, Bulthaup said her agent sent him "a vague doctor’s note" saying she had a "medical emergency" and wouldn’t be able to attend the scheduled screenings of her 2008 movie "Zombie Strippers!" 

Bulthaup said he later learned that "on the very evening she was supposed to be at Hollywood’s theaters, she attended 'Perez’s Blue Ball,'" a birthday party in California for blogger Perez Hilton.

Bulthaup said he sold hundreds of advance tickets to the screenings; paid travel costs for Jameson, her agent and personal assistant and "invested thousands of dollars in advertising."

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