Suzanne Somers is expected in a Lexington, Kentucky courtroom at 8:30am EST Monday, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
The fitness legend is expected to go before a judge in the Fayette County Circuit Court defending herself from accusations she ripped off investors in a failed business venture.
RadarOnline.com broke the news last month that in 2006, the former Three’s Company star and former Kentucky Gov. John Y. Brown planned to open a chain of stores called Suzanne’s Kitchen that would “prepare and sell home cooked meals.”
The two raised about $1 million to get the project off the ground, with $400,000 of it coming from John Shannon Bouchillon.
Bouchillon has since sued them both. He claims that unknown to him at the time he made his investment, Somers and Brown didn’t have a formal a business agreement, and that they constantly fought, unable to agree on anything. Bouchillon’s lawsuit maintains that the fights between Somers and Brown led to the project collapsing shortly after the first store opened in Lexington, Kentucky.
“At the time of his investment, it was misrepresented to my client that there was an operating agreement and a licensing agreement between the Governor and Suzanne Somers,” Bouchillon’s attorney Craig Robertson tells RadarOnline.com exclusively.
“They took in money from investors and even opened that first store without telling their investors of their intense disagreements. Of course, none of their own money was at risk.”
For two years, Somers has been fighting the suit, trying to get it dismissed but to no avail.
Stay with RadarOnline.com for more on this developing story.