“Teen Mom 2” stars Chelsea Houska DeBoer and Cole DeBoer are actually being sued for $4 million after an up to date lawsuit was filed in federal court docket, paperwork show. The couple, set to debut a brand new HGTV show in 2023, has denied any wrongdoing in a authorized battle that has stretched over two years, in response to court docket information.
The DeBoers, together with their supervisor, William Dzombak, have been sued by Envy Branding LLC in 2020, for $3 million. They countersued their former enterprise companions, searching for $150,000 they are saying Envy didn’t pay them. Both sides have accused the opposite of withholding cash made by social media offers. Envy mentioned within the lawsuit that they signed a contract with Houska and DeBoer to offer consulting in alternate for income made by social media.
Envy’s lawsuit additionally names companies began by Houska and DeBoer as defendants, and the up to date civil grievance provides, Down Home DeBoer, Aubree Says, Dakota Ln LLC and DeBoer Holding Company, together with Dzombak’s agency, The William Gerard Group LLC, and C&A Enterprises as defendants. The firms named within the amended lawsuit are on the middle of the DeBoer’s dwelling constructing, design, renovation and decor companies, which can be featured on HGTV’s “Farmhouse Fabulous.”
Envy accused the couple of hiding property in an earlier court docket submitting. The two sides failed to achieve a settlement earlier in 2022, court docket information show. A trial date hasn’t been set. The case is being heard within the Southern District of New York.
Envy Branding’s Lawyers Say the ‘Teen Mom 2’ Stars Told Brands to Pay Them & Their Companies Directly to Avoid Sharing the Revenue With Envy
In the amended lawsuit, Envy’s legal professionals wrote, “Through discovery on this motion, Plaintiff discovered that Defendants didn’t disclose the existence of extra entities that appeared to interact in licensing for Chelsea and DeBoer. Dakota Ln was created after Plaintiff threatened the moment litigation for the aim of placing new licensing agreements in place the place there was not an ongoing dispute with Envy.”
They added that the DeBoers, with the assistance of Dzombak and his agency, “now negotiate their branding and licensing agreements” with manufacturers in order that they’re paid by their firms. Envy mentioned this was finished to keep away from paying them a share of income from the social media offers.
“Envy offered providers to Defendants by helping the Shared Clients in figuring out potential offers and negotiating look, endorsement, licensing, royalty and tv agreements and associated contracts,” the corporate’s legal professionals wrote. “Chelsea and DeBoer, Dzombak, and TWGG proceed to obtain important monetary profit from these providers. It can be in opposition to good conscience and fairness to permit Defendants to retain the advantages of Envy’s providers with out compensating Envy for the worth of the providers Envy carried out.”
The DeBoers’ Attorneys Accused Envy Branding of Making ‘Inflammatory & Unfounded’ Accusations
The amended grievance was filed after an on-the-record alternate between legal professionals for the 2 sides in regards to the discovery course of that drew headlines. Envy Branding accused the DeBoers of hiding firms created after the lawsuit was filed. The attorneys for the “Teen Mom 2” stars fired again, denying any wrongdoing.
In their August 30, 2022, submitting, Envy’s legal professionals wrote that the defendants “didn’t disclose the existence” of firms and “failed to supply important paperwork associated to the hid entities, together with a sequence of licensing agreements and the ensuing income.” They mentioned the couple shut down C&A Enterprises LLC and it was “stripped of all its property” after the lawsuit was filed in opposition to them.
Attorneys for the DeBoers responded, “Presumably, Plaintiff determined to depart from the earlier path of cooperation and adherence to the foundations solely so as to have the ability to prejudice Defendants by placing inflammatory and unfounded accusations on the general public file.”