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Antoinette Millard - aka Lisa Walker (Photo Andrew H. Walker/PMc)

NEW YORK — A woman who was sued by American Express over an alleged scam where she posed as a Saudi princess to steal thousands has countersued the company, saying she was mentally incompetent when she opened her account and the company should have known it.

[Antoinette] Millard’s court papers say that to “induce” her to establish a Centurion account, the account through which Amex customers get the rare and envied Centurion “black” card, the company promised she could make flexible payments.

The court papers say the promise was “false and fraudulent” and “in truth and in fact (American Express) did not allow (Millard) to make flexible payments” on the account.

Millard, her lawsuit says, “was suffering from anorexia, depression, panic attacks, head tumors and by reason of such illnesses was mentally incompetent and unable of executing or making any agreement as alleged” in Amex’s complaint.

American Express “knew or should have known that (Millard) was acting impulsively and and irrationally at the time she entered into contract,” her court papers say.

Vanessa Grigoriadis at New York Metro exposed the fake princess (aka Lisa Walker) earlier this year. It seems she had quite a few identities…

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