Demi Lovato's Bad News Boyfriend's Ex-Employee Demands Trial In Drug Claims Lawsuit
Demi Lovato was caught on camera making out with boyfriend Henry Levy after completing a stint in rehab following a heroin overdose, but does she know about his ongoing legal battle? RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal Levy's ex-employee is demanding they go to trial in the boss from hell lawsuit against him.
As RadarOnline.com reported, former employee Brendan Thompson sued Levy and his clothing company Enfants Riches Déprimés on July 25, 2018. In the lawsuit, he accused him of drug use, fraud, failure to pay overtime wages and more.
In a November 26, 2018 filing obtained from Los Angeles Superior Court, Thompson requested a jury trial to last for 10 to 14 days.
The parties are expected to file "discovery of financial information for purposes of punitive damages" before trial.
The discovery information will include alleged "credit card fraud by Defendant Levy" and "past complaints at the relevant business."
Thompson began working for the clothing company on June 15, 2014 as a financial planner until his termination in April 2018, the complaint read.
He claimed the company's legal matters stem from Levy's "repeated and persistent illegal and hostile behavior."
"During Mr. Thompson's employment with ERD, Mr. Levy constantly engaged in illegal drug use and made racially charged remarks concerning employees and other third parties," the court papers read.
Thompson allegedly failed to receive compensation in 2017 or 2018. He claims that he invested over $170,000 of his own money into the company from 2014 to 2018.
"Mr. Thompson is informed and believes, and thereon alleges, that Defendants intended that Mr. Thompson rely on the representations in order to induce Mr. Thompson to invest money and aid in running the company for Defendant's sole benefit," the filing alleged.
Thompson claimed the company intentionally lied to him about his stake in the company.
"Defendants actively concealed this fact in order to take control of the company through illegal and fraudulent means," the filing claimed. He then accused defendants of "embezzlement" and "squandering company capital for personal use."
Thompson alleged he was subject to jokes about the races of employees, specifically workers with Mexican heritage.
"He was subject to anti-Semitic comments about himself and 3rd parties," the former employee alleged. "He was subject to homophobic and xenophobic rants by Mr. Levy."
He also claimed he wasn't paid over 40 hours of overtime and holidays.
He was terminated on April 23, 2018 after being accused of theft with no investigation. He claims that when he confronted Levy over the alleged discrimination and not being compensated, he was subjected to "hundreds of threatening and inflammatory text messages and emails from Defendants."
"Plaintiff is informed and believes that he was fired on account of his complaints about discrimination, drug use, delusion and recent request for payment of compensation that he had earned," the filing claimed.
Thompson is seeking $5,000,000 in general damages.
Levy has been open about his drug use.
"I was, like, a f**k up in high school," he told Complex magazine. "I was caught up in drugs and s**t like that."
Levy completed his first rehab stint at the age of 15. He later checked into Cirque Lodge in Utah and Promises in Malibu. He attended an outpatient high school and has lived in sober living homes over the years.
Lovato was first spotted holding hands with Levy during a dinner date in Beverly Hills on Saturday, November 10. They were spotted getting together the next day.
Lovato, 26, was most recently caught kissing him over the weekend.
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