A reality star who has been steadily building a media empire is being sued for $100 million by her former management company, alleging non-payment of commission and punitive damages, E! Online reports.
The company, Raw Talent, is claiming that Bethenny Frankel "willfully and knowingly fleeced" the company out of $12 million in commissions, according to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, the story says.
Frankel first appeared on “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart” in 2005 before being featured on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York City” and then getting her own spinoff series, “Bethenny Getting Married?” and “Bethenny Ever After.”
According to the lawsuit, Frankel agreed to pay 10% in commissions when she signed on in 2008 with Raw Talent, which claims it helped her market and develop her Skinnygirl cocktail line, the story says.
A representative for Frankel didn’t return a request for comment, the piece notes.