Lawsuit: 'Fearless Girl' artist never delivered Alexander Hamilton statue

An alumni group is suing the Delaware artist who created the "Fearless Girl" statue. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association's lawsuit claims artist Kristen Visbal failed to make a 9-foot bronze replica of Alexander Hamilton that was intended as a gift for the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.

The News Journal reported that the lawsuit says Visbal and her company breached a $28,000 contract to create the statue.

The lawsuit says Visbal agreed in February 2017 to create a preliminary model of the Hamilton statue. That was around one month before "Fearless Girl" appeared on Wall Street, commissioned by an asset management firm to support greater female representation on corporate boards.

The lawsuit says Visbal never delivered. The association terminated its agreement in June 2018 and demanded a refund.

The lawsuit seeks that refund and other fees.

Visbal didn't immediately respond to the News Journal's request for comment.

Editor's Note: Alexander Hamilton is considered the "Father of the Coast Guard" because as treasury secretary he proposed creating a fleet of ships to collect duties and taxes. The U.S. Revenue-Marine was a precursor to the modern Coast Guard.


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