“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Cynthia Bailey has been running her modeling agency, “The Bailey Agency,” and she has shared the struggles of the business on the show. However, the show has also provided a good marketing platform for her, as hundreds of people have signed up for various contests. And now, it sounds like someone isn’t pleased with the way Cynthia is doing business. According to a new Wetpaint Entertainment report published on March 21, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Cynthia Bailey is now being accused of taking money from people who wanted to enter a modeling contest, but didn’t feature the child.
And the mother of the child, Dorothy Lewis, is now accusing Cynthia of fraud and has gone to the local Atlanta media to share her story. She claims that she paid $20 to get her granddaughter involve with a modeling contest, but didn’t get anything out of it. She claims the website hadn’t been updated in a while, but continued to collect her money. “It’s just not right to be advertising that you’re going to do one thing and take people’s money from around the country and you’re not following through on what you’re saying,” Dorothy told CBS News Atlanta.
CBS did some digging and Cynthia’s website said “a portion of the proceeds … will be donated to the Atlanta Diaper Relief.” CBS did some research and realized that the nonprofit had folded six months ago, but Cynthia claims she had no idea that this had happened. So, was she paying money to a nonprofit that was no longer operating? “We didn’t even realize it folded until we reached out to her to let her know we were going to be changing it over,” Cynthia said in response to the network.
“First of all I think that’s a very negative approach to the whole situation, that’s not like their $20 wasn’t being used for what it was intended for,” Cynthia says to CBS46. “It’s just a matter of us being in transition on our side and we were just behind on the website. But now it’s updated.” She had made over $1500 in contest entries alone. What do you think of this unhappy customer?