Porsha Williams slammed her baby daddy for refusing to propose and for drinking all night on the most recent episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta – but should she be more worried about his seemingly sketchy business?
RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal Dennis McKinley was hit with a lawsuit for selling “faulty merchandise” for Queen Virgin Remy Hair, which is a his weave and extensions company.
In court papers obtained from Magistrate Court of Fulton County, Kimberly Garlick accused McKinley of “selling faulty merchandise” in the amount of $400 and "refusing to mediate" in June 2014.
McKinley then filed a motion to dismiss the civil suit in August 2014.
“Plaintiff Kimberly Garlick improperly filed an action against Defendant,” the court papers read. “Defendant denies all of Plaintiff’s allegations. Specifically, Plaintiff alleges that Defendant sold faulty merchandise and refused to mediate.”
He claimed that Garlick “falsely indicated that she has an account with Defendant.”
“There is no legitimate basis under the facts of this case to substantiate a claim upon which relief may be granted,” he continued. “Defendant has never sold any merchandise to Plaintiff nor has had any dealings with Plaintiff, and therefore is an improperly named party to the lawsuit.”
In September 2014, the Plaintiff asked for the case to be dismissed with prejudice.
In October, Radar broke the McKinley was involved in a legal battle with his ex-girlfriend before evicting her from their home.
In court papers obtained from the Northern District of Georgia, McKinley hit Shanise Thomason with a lawsuit for “trademark infringement, conversion and other wrongful acts” in regards to Queen Virgin Remy.
McKinley claimed Thomason, who he alleged had no “ownership rights or interests in Queen Virgin Remy,” stole $5,900 worth of merchandise from a retail store in Georgia on February 9, 2015.
“Defendant Thomason entered the Queen Virgin Remy retail store in Columbus and unlawfully took Queen Virgin Remy hair products from the store without paying,” the May 8, 2015 complaint read. “Thomason entered into the Columbus store with a large black trash bag. She walked behind the front counter of the store and opened the door to the store’s stock room. She removed hair products inventory from storage bins and placed them into the black trash bag and left the store with the black trash bag filled with Queen Virgin Remy hair products”
McKinley filed a police report. He claimed Thomason evaded arrested by saying that she “shared ownership” of the store. She later turned herself in on February 25, 2015 and the Columbus Police Department charged her with shoplifting.
In Thomason’s answer and counterclaim, she alleged that she is co-owner of Queen Virgin Remy. She denied the shoplifting allegations and accused McKinley of initiating the charges maliciously and falsely.
“McKinley did not include Ms. Thomason on other company documents for their business, was all done in violation of their partnership agreements,” the filing read.
In McKinley’s answer to the counterclaim, he admitted to discussing the possibility of joining separate businesses under a single storefront in Atlanta.
“This idea never materialized beyond initial discussions, and McKinley and Thomason continued with their separate businesses, with McKinley later operating his first storefront business for Queen Virgin Remy and Thomason opening a new location in Buckhead, Atlanta for her EgoXtensions business,” the court papers claimed.
The couple agreed upon a confidential settlement on July 16, 2018.
Before McKinley filed the lawsuit, he requested Thomason be evicted from his apartment on February 21, 2014. She was evicted on April 29, 2014.
Williams, 37, announced her pregnancy with McKinley in September. They began dating earlier this year and he popped the question in October. They are expecting a baby girl.
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