The NY Post reports:
A former celebrity handler for cosmetics giant Avon claims in a lawsuit that her greedy bosses manipulated its pitchmen, including Derek Jeter, Reese Witherspoon and Salma Hayek.
Mary Kate O’Neill says in her wrongful-termination suit that she never should have been fired from Avon because she saved it millions of dollars by heading off potential contract disputes with the stars.
One deal she brokered with Yankee shortstop Jeter kept him from suing the company, according to her $4 million Manhattan Supreme Court suit.
Jeter — who had launched his own cologne, Driven, with Avon in 2006 — refused another $1 million offer to endorse fashion and home products, the suit says.
But that didn’t stop the company from using his likeness to endorse the products without his permission, according to court papers.