If you’ll recall, earlier this year Heather Dubrow openly shared that she and Terry had been swindled out of $1.75 million dollars in a scam that involved three people – Jennifer Lindsay Bell, their “accountant” Gary Hoffman (who turned out not to be a real accountant), and attorney Steve Czick. The Dubrows are currently suing all three (last we heard Jennifer is still hiding out in the UK), but now in a bold new twist and adding insult to injury, attorney Steve Czick is suing the Dubrows for alleged extortion and harassment!
Heather and Terry went public a few months back, sharing their story of misfortune and even offering up reward money for help with the case. They had some leftover cash from the sale of their home and wanted to invest it. They were presented with a “no-brainer” investment by helping Jennifer Lindsay Bell with seed money for a rental gig for the World Cup, which Heather has said was then personally guaranteed by Gary Hoffman and attorney Steve Czick. Of course, we now know the deal went bad and Jennifer Lindsay Bell fled – and also had her Christmas ruined when they went public. The poor dear. There’s still a warrant out for her.
Heather shared on her podcast a few months ago that she has all the proof that Czick was involved and guaranteed they’d get their money back, which he denies. She also previously shared that he was trying to avoid answering the lawsuit. “Steve Czick the attorney who also personally guaranteed our loan is denying, publicly, any involvement. He is such a liar.” Heather says they have “everything” as far as records. “I have his signature, we have the records. Terry put a thing on Rip-off Report and the attorney put a comment, ‘this is not true. I had no involvement in this’. It’s a lie. He personally guaranteed the loan, he defaulted and he lied and he’s not paying us back. And the court has sanctioned him in our lawsuit against him. In my opinion, I think he’s gonna lose his license from the bar. And honestly, I think he deserves it.”
These three are also allegedly involved in swindling many others out of millions of dollars, says Heather.
But fast forward to this week and Steve Czick is now suing Heather and Terry, saying they’ve been threatening him, sending messages like “pay up” or they’d “ruin him.” And “Your photo will be published in every magazine and all over Instagram if you don’t pay us.” And also he alleges they called him a “lying scum sucking a-hole.”
Um, if I felt you were part of my losing almost TWO MILLION dollars, I’d be losing my shit and sending nasty emails, too!
Well, Heather did say that spending all this money in legal fees was worth it in the end, she shared a while back, “This is costing us so much money to fight these people and I know it sounds like throwing good money after bad money, but I don’t want this to happen to anyone again. And they deserve to be punished.”
Let’s just hope Heather and Terry don’t wind up having to PAY the guy who allegedly owes them a portion of a huge chunk of money! What a crazy amount of stress to add to an already awful situation!
TELL US – WOULD YOU TRY TO RECOVER YOUR MONEY OR JUST GIVE UP AND SAVE THE LAWYER FEES? OR WOULD YOU FIGHT TIL THE END TO PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING TO OTHERS?
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