Vicki Gunvalson and her boyfriend Brooks have caused plenty of controversy on The Real Housewives of Orange County when it comes to their relationship, but now, its their business dealings that have landed them in some hot legal water. According to new documents obtained by Radar Online, Gunvalson and Ayers are being sued for over $250,000 by their Vicki’s Vodka business partner.
On Friday, June 7, professional poker player Robert Williamson III filed documents against the pair, claiming Gunvalson “breached her contract, committed fraud, failed to live up to good faith dealings, misrepresented herself and conspired to unjustly enrich” both herself and Ayers by gifting 16.67% of their company, Vicki’s Vodka, to Ayers without giving him as much as a heads up.
^ Vicki posted to photo of herself and RW III on Twitter in November with the caption, “Vicki’s Vodka is a few weeks away from our launch! Woo hoo.”
In the suit, Williamson alleges that Ayers then sold his percentage back to Williamson in an act of fraud. “He claimed to need the money for unpaid IRS and child support obligations in order to prevent his imminently going to jail for non-payment,” the lawsuit reads. “An agreement was reached, while RW III [Williamson] was in Clark County, Nevada, for the purchase of Brooks’ interest for the sum of $50,000.00 which is memorialized in writing in an agreement dated March 6, 2013.”
A short time later, Wiliamson reportedly learned that the couple “had used this purchase as a way to obtain additional money from RW III in bad faith without the intent to honor the intent of the transaction.” At that point, Gunvalson demanded ownership of Vicki’s Vodka be returned to 50/50, despite their already existing contract.
“Upon information and belief, it was the intent of Brooks and Vicki to lure RW III into the purchase of Brooks interest without the good faith intent to move forward with the company and make it successful,” the suit continues. “Based upon the representations, agreements and promises of Vicki and Brooks, RW III moved forward and expended substantial funds and made commitments in excess of $250,000.00.”