Jessica Fitness Video Could Cost CEO His House

Jan. 28 2009, Published 9:31 a.m. ET

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Jessica Simpson is being accused by Alex Astilean, CEO of Speedfit of not fulfilling her contractual obligations which have placed a financial strain on Alex, which may cause him to lose his house. This stems from a 2004 fitness video shoot that Alex hired Jessica Simpson to do.

Alex contends that he wanted to hire both Nick & Jessica, they were still married at the time. Speedfit was going to pay $500k to the married couple but at the last minute, Jessica's papa manager, Joe, insisted on placing Jessica's trainer in the video instead of Nick. Joe was also Jessica's trainer's manager as well; somebody seems to be double dipping his hand in the cookie jar. Alex claims that Joe then demanded that Jessica be payed a cool million bucks, and that if Alex refused, the video would never be released because Jessica had final approval over the entire project.

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Alex tells, "I mortgaged everything I owned for this video, which has never been released and on January 29th I will be be losing my house. We cannot afford anymore a lawyer to litigate with them, they got me at the point were they want me to be, broke, and all I was trying to do is to make this country skinny and leave a decent life creating more good staff for this society. I don't even know if Nick Lachey was made aware of the original offer."

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Alex filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the Simpson clan in New York, and he will now be representing himself as he is broke because of this fitness fiasco. Simpson was payed $500k for the project.



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