Posted on Wed May 11, 2011 04:03 PM PDT
Reality star Bethenny Frankel is being sued by her former managers, The Hollywood Reporter says.
THR reported in March that Frankel, star of Bravo's Bethenny Ever After and, formerly, of The Real Housewives of New York, made $120 million from the sale of her Skinnygirl cocktail brand to Jim Beam. Now she is being sued by her ex-managers, Raw Talent, who claim they helped her grow the Skinnygirl brand and have been cut out of the profits.
"She expressly represented that any agreement relating to the exploitation of the Skinnygirl Cocktail Brand would be commissionable under their management agreement," the complaint says.
Raw Talent says Frankel fired them in November 2008, just days before she signed her deal to first develop and market Skinnygirl. The company says it is now owed 10 percent of the $120 million deal. In addition, it wants $100 million in punitive damages.
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