Real Housewives of Miami star Lisa Hochstein’s husband Leonard has been slapped with a whistleblower lawsuit brought this week in a Miami court by two former staffers and Gossip Extra has the details.
They are accusing Hochstein of selling free samples of Botox to maximize his income.
Former physicianâ€™s assistant Graciela Chevez and office manager Francine Rodriguez claim they were fired after questioning Hochsteinâ€™s use of free sample of the anti-wrinkle injection on paying customers.
According to the lawsuit, doctors receive free samples from the muscle-paralyzing substance but are not supposed to sell them. Nationally, the average price of a Botox injection is $328.
Hochstein insists the two employees were fired for not performing their duties well.
â€œThey just concocted this cockamamie story to get me to settle,â€ he said. â€œNeither were good employees. Theyâ€™re hoping to make some money off of me so they looked for something before they left.â€
â€œI sell a lot of Botox, but I give out a lot of free samples,” he added.
Chad Levy, the womenâ€™s lawyer, responded to Hochsteinâ€™s allegations that his clients werenâ€™t good employees by providing an email allegedly from Hochstein to Rodriguez:
I will check into everything. I want you to know that I think you have been a terrific employee and am happy to write you a great recommendation letter and if there is anything else I can do to help just let me know.
Leonard M. Hochstein MD PAâ€
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