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Cynthia Bailey ripping off fans? ‘RHOA’ star denies fraud accusations

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Cynthia Bailey poses backstage at the Zang Toi fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 at The Salon at Lincoln Center on February 12, 2014 in New York City.
Photo by Craig Barritt

Cynthia Bailey of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” has been in the hot seat over an alleged scandal involving her agency The Bailey Agency. Fans have been alleging that a contest her company runs was a scam to make money and didn’t give out promises. On Friday, Reality Tea reported that the star came out has denied the accusations, suggesting it was a misunderstanding and offering a refund to anyone who is unhappy with the results so far.

The Bailey Babies Contest was created in the spirit of giving moms with young babies a platform to give their children exposure. The star was accused of defrauding customers by accepting money for services not provided and then never updating the website had people believing it was a scam. A viewer who paid a fee to enter was quick to point out the Bailey Agency's monthly winner from each category was never featured on the company website and nobody knew if anyone was awarded a $150.00 prize. Since this was happening since 2013, and people were paying $20 a submission, fans became suspicious of the situation.

According to Cynthia Bailey, there is nothing shady going on and the site has been updated as promised in the rules. While the situation spiraled quickly into a publicity nightmare, it appears that the person who brought the concerns to the attention of The Bailey Agency were ignored until a Las Vegas television station got involved.

Sadly, this shows that priorities might not have been in the right place until major media decided to get involved.
For fans now entering in the Bailey Babies Contest, it appears to be a contest that anyone can win, if they enter.