The lawsuits surrounding the now defunct Vicki’s Vodka have lasted far longer than the company itself! Vicki Gunvalson and Brooks Ayers were investors in the company, which Vicki started with co-founder Robert Williamson III, but things went horribly awry. Don’t drink and do business deals, I suppose (and kid!)
The Real Housewives Of Orange County star has been battling the lawsuit for years, with Vicki and Robert going back and forth over Brooks involvement in their partnership. Robert even alleged that Brooks hired a hitman to try and take him out, but the embattled Brooks scored a huge victory when a Nevada Court Circuit judge has dismissed Robert’s suit as without merit.
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In 2013 Robert filed suit against Vicki for breach of contract claiming she didn’t promote the business because she never intended it to succeed, fraud, and failure to maintain a good faith agreement, as well as misrepresenting herself because she “conspired to unjustly enrich” Brooks and herself when she gifted Brooks 16.67% holdings in the company without making Robert apprised of the situation.
Robert stated that after receiving the gift of shares from Vicki, Brooks sold Robert his newly acquired percentage claiming financial distress and they negotiated terms – which would give Robert the majority holding – but when Robert bought the shares, Vicki and Brooks then attempted to breach contract claiming he improperly obtained them.
Now we know Brooks is a grifter – ALLEGEDLY – but Vicki is nothing short o fa smart business woman and she promptly filed a countersuit against Robert.
Facing the wrath of Vicki’s attorneys, Robert dropped her from the suit, but his suit against Brooks still stood. Brooks denied the allegations and filed a motion to dismiss. Last month District Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey ruled in Brooks’ s favor and agreed that the suit was without merit. As a result all of the charges were tossed out of court!
You can read the judge’s full ruling over at Starcasm.
Good news for Brooks and Vicki who cannot catch a break in their troubled relationship. Currently the couple is on trial in the court of public opinion over whether or not Brooks is faking his cancer diagnosis!
Tonight RHOC returns and Vicki receives some extremely grim news when she learns her mother has unexpectedly passed away. Meanwhile Shannon and Meghan attempt to start over after the charity debacle. Plus Terry and Heather try a rather unorthodox way to bring some excitement into their relationship!
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