Rita Ora settles out of court over botched trainer sponsorship deal

Singer had signed a lucrative deal with Scottish-owned brand Superga

Rita Ora has settled out-of-court over a shoe sponsorship deal worth £180,000, which came to an end after the singer was pictured wearing a rival brand.

Ora was named as the face of Superga, a label owned by Scottish firm GL Dameck, ahead of the spring/summer 2013 campaign. She took over from Alexa Chung and agreed not to promote any rival shoe brands for the duration of the contract.

However, pictures from April 2013 showed Ora leaving London club Mahiki wearing a pair of white Converse shoes while on a night out with friends Cara Delevingne and Ellie Goulding.


As The Telegraph reports, GL Dameck claimed this was a breach of contract and refused to pay the third and fourth instalments of Ora’s contract, meaning the singer missed out on £90,000 as a result of the Converse incident.

Ora admitted in court to having breached a clause of the agreement but that GL Dameck’s should still have paid her the full fee. She demanded the third and fourth instalments of the fee plus VAT, costs and interest. The case has been settled out of court and details over whether or not Ora received any further money from GL Dameck remain unclear.