Love Island’s Samira Mighty Is Being Sued
By Georgia Aspinall Posted on 15 Jun 2018
If Samira Mighty ends up leaving in tonight’s episode of Love Island, she’ll be going home to more than a few thousand more Instagram followers. In fact, she’ll have thousands to pay herself, because the musical theatre star is ‘being sued’ by her former West End employer.
The Love Island contestant was part of the cast of Dreamgirls, showing at London’s Savoy Theatre, when she decided to quit to embark on her voyage for love in Mallorca. According to The Sun, Samira only gave one day’s notice to the production, and now Sonia Freidman Productions have decided to pursue legal action.
The production company are seeking £3,000 compensation for her abrupt exit from the show, with an anonymous source telling the tabloid, ‘she won’t walk into a job any time soon. Her name is mud and her behaviour totally unprofessional.’
With no doubt she’ll be making huge sums from brand deals once she leaves the villa, it unlikely to compensation payout will impact her too much. Whether or not her reputation as an actor will repair itself anytime soon is another story. However, given that she has appeared in the West End productions of Mamma Mia! And Beauty and the Beast, she’s clearly a talented actor and her work will likely begin to speak for itself again after some time.
Given that she is fast becoming a fan favourite on the show, her reputation outside of acting is only improving. She may be in the bottom two facing elimination tonight, but it is highly likely she and fellow loved contestant Alex George will be saved by the public.
If not? There’s probably a Misguided deal waiting for her anyway, ready to take all the pain from being sued away and keep her in sequin bikinis all summer long…
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