Vicki Gunvalson and boyfriend Brooks Ayers are currently embroiled in a lawsuit with Las Vegas-based poker player Robert Williamson III, who is suing the couple for fraud regarding business dealings with Vicki’s recent side project, Vicki’s Vodka.
But according to legal documents, it looks like Vicki might have been the first to take legal action against her business partner.
One email sent on May 10 from the Real Housewives of Orange County star’s lawyer Richard P. Brull to Robert’s legal counsel took issue with the poker player’s business decisions involving Vicki’s Vodka made without Vicki Gunvalson’s knowledge.
“It has come to our attention that boxes for shipping Vicki’s Vodka are being prepared that include Vicki’s likeness,” the email begins. “Please be advised that Vicki’s Vodka, LLC has no right to use Vicki’s full name, her likeness, or voice in connection with any goods or services without Vicki’s prior written approval.”
On June 7, Robert filed suit against Vicki and Brooks for breach of contract, fraud, failure to live up to good faith dealings, misrepresentation, and conspiracy to unjustly enrich themselves. He cited this email as a “cease and desist” order from Vicki, and further evidence she was being uncooperative in making Vicki’s Vodka a successful endeavor.
Vicki has yet to issue an official statement yet, but she spoke out about the lawsuit via Facebook on June 10.
“Regarding the recent lawsuit that was filed regarding ‘Vicki’s Vodka,’ my attorney will be filing a response to the frivolous suit within the next day or so,” Vicki Gunvalson wrote on her Facebook page. “This response will reveal my side of the story and the lack of truth that was told. There will be more details to follow shortly. Thank you for your support. The truth always prevails.”
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