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Alex McCord files $100 million lawsuit against bedding partner

Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen are suing their former business partner for $100 million.

Alex McCord attends the Vint And York 2014 Collection NYFW Presentation on February 12, 2014 in New York City.
Photo by Timothy Hiatt

"McCord and her husband are suing a woman who they claim stole their business right out from under them -- a business that makes a ridiculously expensive, Egyptian cotton bed and bath line," TMZ reported on March 4.

According to McCord, she created a very successful bedding business called Aluxe with partner Vivian Douek, and all was going fine until Douek went missing. At that point, McCord claims, Douek was busy creating her own bedding line -- and stealing all of Aluxe's customers.

McCord alleges that Douek used the same Egyptian manufacturing company to create the competing line which ultimately robbed McCord and Van Kempen of revenue.

In her lawsuit, McCord claims her company lost a whopping $100 million because of Douek's betrayal.

After appearing on The Real Housewives of New York City for four seasons, McCord was let go, along with fellow stars Kelly Bensimon, Jill Zarin, and Cindy Barshop. Since then, she has kept a low profile, tending to business and her family.

However, now that this $100 million suit has hit the press, she's sure to be the talk of the town.