KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 8 — Actress Nelydia Senrose has filed an appeal against a Sessions Court’s decision in ordering her to pay RM89,144.03 in damages to Chriszen Malaysia Sdn Bhd in a lawsuit filed by the cosmetic company for violating an agreement as Chriszen beauty product brand ambassador last year.
Nelydia, whose real name is Nik Zaris Nelydia Nik Sen, 26, filed the appeal at the High Court here and the documents were found by the media through a search of the court system today.
The matter came up for case management through online proceeding (e-review) before deputy registrar Nurliana Ismail, who then set Jan 19 for further case management.
In the memorandum of appeal filed last Nov 26, Nelydia claimed that the Sessions Court Judge had erred in law when deciding that she had to pay damages for the costs incurred by Chriszen in organising an event for the launch of its product.
She claimed that the judge had also erred in law for failing to give due consideration that she had performed her duties in the agreement she signed with the company.
Chriszen Malaysia had also filed a counter-appeal yesterday (Dec 7) to increase the amount of damages decided by the Sessions Court Judge.
Last Oct 13, Sessions Court Judge Shamsudin Abdullah, in allowing the claims by Chriszen ordered Nelydia to pay RM16,869.03 in special damages, general damages of RM10,000 and to refund the company RM62,275 out of RM102,275 that was given to her in service cost, as she had spent RM40,000 for photo session.
The court also ordered her to pay cost of RM10,000.
In the judgment, Shamsudin said Nelydia, who was named the second defendant in the suit, was not sincere in performing her duty as the brand ambassador for the company’s beauty products.
Chriszen Malaysia filed the suit against Alfie Management and Nelydia on Oct 7 last year.
In the statement of claim, Chriszen Malaysia stated that Nelydia, who also starred in the drama ‘Bukan Kerana Aku Tak Cinta’, was appointed as Chriszen brand ambassador through an agreement dated Dec 21, 2018, and based on the agreement, both defendants had to promote the company’s products, including making postings on the products 15 times on the social media.
The beauty and skin care company claimed that in March 2019, Nelydia had agreed to attend a media launch event ‘Match Matte Serum Foundation’ that was held on April 25, 2019.
However, Chriszen claimed that on April 12 the same year, it was informed that Nelydia would not attend the event, but no explanation was given.
The company claimed that Alfie Management, which supervised and managed the actress, also did not take any steps to rectify the situation or provide a reasonable explanation on her absence. – BERNAMA