Naomie Olindo Responds to L’Abeye Fraud Lawsuit: Details

Naomie Olindo's L'Abeye Responds Former Business Partner's Fraud Lawsuit

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Firing again. After Naomie Olindo was sued for fraud and breach of contract over her L’Abeye trend model, the truth TV star has filed a response to former colleague Virginia “Ginny” Cox’s movement.

“After being terminated for worker theft and different misconduct, Cox filed this defamatory lawsuit with the intention of extorting cash by way of a set of claims which can be knowingly false,” the 30-year-old Southern Allure star’s legal professional wrote in a court docket submitting, which Us Weekly obtained on Thursday, October 27.

Olindo’s authorized staff asserts that Cox was “at all times an worker” and by no means a co-owner within the trend enterprise, opposite to her preliminary claims. They alleged that the College of South Carolina grad was fired in Could after a “flurry of incidents of hid misconceptions,” claiming that Cox developed a “scheme to generate spending cash” by stealing firm merchandise to promote to native consignment retailers. The South Carolina native, for her half, has not publicly addressed the counterclaims.

Us confirmed on October 20 that Cox had alleged that her former coworker used misleading ways to keep up management over L’Abeye regardless of 50/50 possession shares. The court docket paperwork additionally claimed that Olindo misappropriated firm funds and earnings.

Olindo’s legal professional asserted within the Thursday submitting that the Bravo persona didn’t obtain a wage in comparison with Cox.

“Olindo finally didn’t take a wage for roughly the primary two years the Firm was in operation, whereas reinvesting all income again into the Firm to additional its continued progress,” the court docket docs learn. “Contrastingly, Cox continued to be paid a wage, obtained beneficiant money bonuses at numerous factors throughout her employment, and was often gifted Firm bank card factors and clothes objects as a gesture of appreciation.”

The style purchaser initially sought a trial by jury, suing the France native and L’Abeye for 14 causes of motion, together with breach of contract, dissolution of partnership, fraud and defamation and is longing for an award based mostly on precise and punitive damages.

“Our consumer doesn’t remark publicly on pending litigation,” Olindo’s legal professional informed Us in a press release on the time. “Nonetheless, clearly these allegations made by a disgruntled former worker are false and deceptive.”

Olindo launched her on-line retailer in June 2018, during which she credited Cox as an integral member of the staff.

“I launched L’ABEYE in June 2018 with my companion, Ginny Cox,” Olindo informed FitsNews in August 2020. “She had retail/ success/ shopping for expertise, is wise, hardworking, and we vibe very effectively collectively so I assumed it will be a superb match. It was extra of a pastime at that time and we had no actual expectations.”

She added on the time: “I actually hadn’t ever deliberate to be in e-com promoting clothes however now seeing what it may well turn into if it’s executed proper – we plan to maintain increasing L’ABEYE month by month. My greatest objective is to virtually utterly vertically combine L’ABEYE, from the true property, to the factories, to the textiles, and every thing in between [in the next five years].”