Vicki Gunvalson Sued For Fraud Over Vicki's Vodka Business Deal

Credit: 5 Minute Media

Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson has landed in some legal trouble with her Vicki's Vodka business partner, Robert Williamson III. Robert, a professional poker player, is suing Vicki and boyfriend Brooks Ayers for fraud, alleging the couple was trying to profit unjustly from the business. 

Robert and Vicki Gunvalson agreed to a 50/50 ownership of the business, but Vicki gave Brooks 16.67 percent of her ownership without telling Robert. Brooks then sold his portion to Robert for $50,000 and said he needed the money to pay off some debts. But after the deal took place, Vicki demanded ownership revert back to a 50/50 split, despite the fact Robert had paid extra for his additional share of the company.

Adding to the trouble? Vicki slapped Robert with a cease and desist email after he attempted to move the business along without her input. Robert is now seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages, interest, and attorney's fees.

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