LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A woman who claims she got oral herpes from a lipstick sample has reached a settlement with makeup giant Sephora.
Elena Davoyan of Glendale sued Sephora in October 2017, alleging she got a cold sore on her lip in 2015 after trying a lipstick at Sephora’s store at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue. The lawsuit says Davoyan never had herpes or cold sores prior to visiting the store.READ MORE: Chaos After Man Shot, Wounded During Argument Inside Gardena Target Store
A notice of settlement was filed this week in Los Angeles Superior Court. The terms of the settlement were not revealed.READ MORE: Man Shot While Walking Dogs In Hollywood, 2 French Bulldogs Stolen
Sephora’s business model is built around sampling products, and the lawsuit said the company should have known the risks this poses to customers.
In a statement, Sephora says they have resolved the matter while continuing to deny all of the allegations in the complaint.MORE NEWS: Raging Fire Destroys Commercial Building In South LA
“Sephora’s entire retail concept is rooted in self-discovery and or goal is to enable an immersive environment that caters to clients’ desire to learn and play uninhibited in a safe and clean environment. We take product hygiene very seriously and we are dedicated to following best practices in our stores.”