An employee at Moschino USA has a code name for black clients who don’t look like ballers — “Serenas” … so claims an ex-employee who’s suing the company.
Shamael Lataillade is suing the Italian luxury clothing company, claiming her female supervisor at the WeHo shop had a specific protocol for black clients if they didn’t have diamonds or carry name brands. In docs obtained by TMZ, she says the woman would call them a “Serena” and instructed other employees to follow and watch them closely — sometimes even writing down their license plates.
It’s not spelled out in the suit, but the alleged code would seem to be a reference to Serena Williams.
What’s more … Shamael claims the supervisor told employees to tell “Serenas” they were out of stock on many items — and even called cops once to report a suspicious black customer. She says the guy turned out to be a high-profile rapper, but she doesn’t name him.
On a personal level, Shamael — a black, Haitian-American woman — claims the supervisor discriminated against her and mocked her as someone who practices voodoo. She was canned for complaining to corporate about the “Serena” code word and other things … according to the suit.
She’s suing Moschino for unspecified damages. The company tells us it denies Shamael’s allegations and adds … it “complies with applicable equal employment laws and values and respects all customers and clients regardless of their race or background.”
Aaron Schlossberg is the NYC lawyer who infamously went on a racist rant against restaurant employees for speaking Spanish … and he’s also now the defendant in a lawsuit filed by one of his ex-clients.
Niche Music Group wants Schlossberg to pay for screwing it over, because he was hired to rep the recording label in litigation against Sony Music Entertainment. The rub here … Schlossberg was hired in January 2018 … before his racist rant in May went viral.
Niche claims Schlossberg’s conduct not only reflected poorly on him, but discredited his clients, and as its legal counsel … he should have known better.
The label says Schlossberg’s off-the-wall attack caused its reputation to take a blow and cost it future business opportunities.
You’ll recall, Schlossberg threatened to call ICE on Fresh Kitchen employees when he heard them speaking Spanish on the job.
In the suit, Niche says it had to spend a lot of time and money replacing Schlossberg in order to continue its case against Sony. The label is suing him for breach of contract and legal malpractice … and wants at least $ 50k in damages.
We reached out to Schlossberg … no word back so far.
Tekashi 6ix9ine‘s legal woes continue to stack up as the rapper sits behind bars … he’s now being sued for bailing on a concert and costing promoters big bucks.
6ix9ine was supposed to play a show on Howard Homecoming Weekend back in October. According to the docs — obtained by TMZ — the rapper signed on to do the show for $ 60,000 … but according to promoters, never showed up and forced them to turn away thousands of fans.
The docs state concert organizers were scrambling to get in touch with Tekashi on the date of the show … and his management team — who are also listed as defendants in the lawsuit — did little to help.
Promoters say tons of fans showed up at the venue and waited outside for hours for the doors to open. It wasn’t until 8 PM — when concertgoers were supposed to be admitted to the event — that organizers had to let everyone know the show was canceled … fearing a riot would break out.
Organizers claim they sold $ 165,336 in presale sears and another $ 30,300 in VIP tables for the event.
The docs — filed by attorneys Jelani D. James and Donald M. Temple — claim no less than $ 300k in damages.
Dr. Terry Dubrowis famous for fixing plastic surgeries gone wrong on his reality TV show, but one of his recent patients claims he’s responsible for screwing up her breast implants … this according to a new lawsuit.
According to the suit, obtained by TMZ, Tina Andrade claims the “Botched” star performed her breast implant surgery in October 2016, but Dr. Dubrow did such a poor job she’s in need of a second surgery to fix the damage.
In the docs, Tina claims she went to Dr. Dubrow’s practice in Newport Beach for the surgery, and instead of getting a better bust, Tina claims Dr. Dubrow improperly placed and installed her breast implants.
Tina is suing Dr. Dubrow for negligence and medical malpractice, and she’s seeking damages for lost wages, physical and psychological damages, and medical expenses.
We’ve reached out to Dr. Dubrow … so far, no word back.
Adrien Bronerisrocking over a million dollars worth of bling, but he’s never paid for his ice because he bounced checks to the jeweler and still owes the bill … this according to a new lawsuit.
Pristine Jewelers NY says the boxing star promised to pay for multiple jewelry orders totaling $ 1.252 MILLION, but his checks haven’t cleared and he’s refusing to follow through on a payment plan.
According to legal docs, obtained by TMZSports, Adrien told the jeweler he would pay for his bling after his April fight against JessieVargas, but the jeweler has only been able to collect $ 100k from Broner … leaving an unpaid balance of $ 1.152 million.
It’s been over a year since Broner first ordered his bling, and Pristine wants the boxer to pay up now and throw in another MILLION in punitive damages.
Broner has a big payday in his future, because he’s fighting Manny Pacquiao January 19 in Vegas. Problem is … the jeweler claims Adrien has already stiffed them after one big fight.
Farrah Abraham backed down from a fight in the ring, but now she’s going to have to duke it out in court with the promoter who claims she screwed him over … and took his money.
As we reported … Farrah refused to fight in a charity celeb boxing match in Atlantic City in November, because she claimed she was promised a bunch of freebies including travel and hotel rooms, but the promoter, Damon Feldman, didn’t deliver.
Feldman’s throwing the first legal punch though … claiming Abraham took cash upfront, signed a contract and falsely promoted she was fighting in the match. He’s suing for $ 12,000.
You may recall … Farrah was replaced in the bout by “Mob Wives” star Natalie DiDonato, but she already has another challenger threatening to beat her ass.
Farrah’s manager, David Weintraub, tells us, “We are truly wishing Damon the best with his frivolous lawsuit. Everyone must realize this guy broke his own contract with us & runs this ‘so called’ business out of his studio apartment and doing ‘basement style event fights’ that no one watches.”
He continues, “He should work a little harder to pay for travel/accommodations for the talent and team and then perhaps the talent will actually come. Get ready for the counter suit from Farrah.”
So, here’s a bit of irony for Jennifer Lopez — a super hot social media shot of her (aren’t they all?) with the caption, “Today was a good day!!” … just earned her a big fat lawsuit.
Michael Stewart, a professional photographer, says he took this pic of J Lo earlier this year. Sweet, right? Jennifer looks smoking in a striped blouse and skintight white pants. Stewart licensed the pic to a website back in June … according to his lawsuit.
In the docs, obtained by TMZ, he says he later discovered the shot was posted on her Instagram — one of her stories, to be exact. Jennifer or someone on her team added the caption. Just by looking at her, you’d have to agree it WAS a good day.
However, it wasn’t a good day for Michael. He’s pissed because he claims J Lo, nor anyone on her team, got permission to use his photo. So, yeah … he wants to get paid for his work.
We’ve seen Khloe Kardashian, Jessica Simpson and Blac Chyna face similar suits from photogs.
Michael is suing Jennifer and her production company, Nuyorican Productions, for copyright infringement. That means he wants all profits she made from the photo, if any, or up to $ 150k in damages.
Janet and Randy Jackson have a payroll problem … because they’re being sued by a former manager claiming they didn’t pay him for his services.
Danny O’Donovan has filed new legal docs claiming Janet and Randy hired him in July 2016 to be the tour manager for the “State of the World Tour.” According to docs, obtained by TMZ, Danny says the Jacksons agreed to pay him $ 25k per month and he ended up working for 17 months.
In docs, O’Donovan says everything was fine and dandy ’cause they paid him each month for the first 5 months, but then the payments stopped. O’Donovan says he completed his duties over the remaining 12 months … so he’s suing to get what he says he’s owed — $ 300k.
We’ve reached out to Janet and Randy, so far no word back.