“The Real Housewives of New York” star Alex McCord may no longer be on the show, but she manages to stay in the headlines. After she wrapped up her role on the show, she began working with a start-up company to sell luxurious fabrics and Egyptian bed and bath items called Aluxe. And while the couple seemed thrilled about it, things quickly went sour. According to a new Radar Online report published on July 3, “The Real Housewives of New York” star Alex McCord’s defendants find her lawsuit ridiculous.
Back in May of this year, Alex decided to sue her business partners, Vivian Douek and Mahmoud Ghazal, because she felt that they had used her fame from the show to market the company without actually planning to give her a piece of the pie. Alex and her husband Simon claims that the business partners had launched their own upscale line using everything Alex and Simon had created.
The second company was called MAGSHO. Alex and Simon claim that this new company is “nothing more than a reincarnation” of the one that the four of them had worked on previously. They had even used the same manufacturers and clientele list. Alex believes that they started this second company to save money, as they didn’t have to pay Alex or Simon for the contacts.
Alex sued the two business partners for $100 million, because that’s what she feels her company has lost. Now, Douek and Ghazal have responded. They claim that her claims are untrue and that the lawsuit should be thrown out by the courts. They claim that they only worked together briefly three years ago. But Alex claims that she was to function as head of the company, or use her clout to plug it. The defendants claim that this is false.
On top of calling them liars, Douek and Ghazal now wants Alex and Simon to pay for interest, costs, attorneys fees and any other relief that the court deems just and equitable. At this point, the case is in the court's hands. It will be interesting to see if the courts feel that Alex is entitled to $100 million.
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