A Manhattan model says a moth infestation at her luxury Financial District pad not only forced her to suffer through Fashion Week without her âunique and expensive clothingââ â she even missed the Oscars because of the little buggers.
Monique Zordan â also an actress whose credits include the zombie flick âSurviving the Outbreakââ â is now suing her insurance company, Travelers, which claims that the insects are not a âcovered peril.â
Zordan, who lives at 75 Wall St., says in her Manhattan Supreme Court suit that she came home in February âand to her utter horror discovered, what she believed to be, clothes moths, which had infested her apartment, laid their eggs, and eaten through two couches, areas rugs, and a substantial amount of very expensive clothes, accessories, rugs and so forth.
âPlaintiff is an actress and model and possessed a great deal of unique and expensive clothing, which was substantially damaged,â her suit says.
âFurther, during Fashion Week, in order to deal with the infestation, she was forced to take up residency at hotels.
âMoreover, plaintiff was expected to attend the Oscars around this time, however did not feel comfortable leaving her valuables and clothing susceptible to further damage,â according to the court papers.
Travelers refused to reimburse the 32-year-old beauty for what she says are tens of thousands of dollars in moth damage to her wardrobe and home furnishings, her suit alleges.
A Travelers rep told Zordan her $1,000-a-year policy only covered âperilsâ such as âfire, lighting, windstorm, hail, explosion, riot, aircraft and self-propelled missiles, theft and falling objects.â
Couture-consuming moths would require additional coverage, the rep said, according to court papers.
Zordan is suing Travelers for her $500,000 policy limit.
A spokeswoman for Travelers declined comment.