Porsha Williams is expecting her first child with fiancé Dennis McKinley after a whirlwind romance. But does The Real Housewives of Atlanta star know about her baby daddy’s rocky relationship past? RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal 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 sued his ex-girlfriend Shanise Thomason for "trademark infringement, conversion and other wrongful acts" in regards to his Queen Virgin Remy company, which is a hair weave and extension line.
McKinley accused his ex-girlfriend, who he claimed had no "ownership rights or interests in Queen Virgin Remy” of stealing Queen Virgin Remy inventory from a retail store in Columbus, 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 complaint filed on May 8, 2015 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.
He claimed she stole $5,900 worth of merchandise, which is 67 percent of the store’s inventory.
Thomason 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. https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2018/09/porsha-williams-pregnant-rhoa-raise-million-dollars-baby-news/ The Columbus Police Department charged her with shoplifting.
He also accused Thomason of using the Queen Virgin Remy trade name and brand logo to “promote and market herself and her own business ventures in a way that is misleading and confusing to members of the public.”
At the time of the filing, he claimed he has not recovered the property Thomason allegedly stole.
He asked the court grant him a temporary restraining order to prevent “continuation of wrongful conduct.” The court granted the temporary restraining order.
In Thomason’s answer and counterclaim, she alleged that she is co-owner of Queen Virgin Remy and is therefore entitled to use the trademark. https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2018/09/porsha-williams-pregnant-fakery-filming-baby-pick-up-scenes-rhoa/
She denied the shoplifting allegations against her and accused McKinley of initiating the charges maliciously and falsely.
In her counterclaim, she claimed they met when he was “selling hair from the back of a vehicle through Craigslist.”
“In June 2012, Counterclaim Defendant McKinley proposed to Ms. Thomason that they open a storefront hair extension business in Atlanta,” her counterclaim read. “Ms. Thomason and McKinley agreed to become partners in the Queen Virgin Remy business in the summer of 2012.”
Thomason agreed to provide the start-up capital for the business, as she claimed he did not have the financial resources. They allegedly agreed to a 50/50 partnership in which he would equally share the profits from the Queen Virgin Remy business.
She accused him of registering the company with him as the sole member in August 2012 without her knowledge.
“McKinley also 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 read.
On July 16, 2018, the couple agreed upon a confidential settlement. Thomason is permanently prohibited from using now or in the future and must discontinue all uses of Queen Virgin Remy.
Before McKinley filed the lawsuit, he requested Thomason be evicted from his apartment on February 21, 2014.
“Thomason holds the premises over and beyond the term for which they were allowed to stay,” the court papers obtained from Magistrate Court of Fulton County read. “A written request to leave the premises was provided to the defendant on or around January 10, 2014.”
She was evicted on April 29, 2014.
Williams, 37, announced her pregnancy with McKinley in September. They began dating earlier this year. He proposed over the weekend.
The RHOA star was previously married to ex-NFL players Kordell Stewart for two years.
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