Vicki Gunvalson and boyfriend Brooks Ayers are being sued for $250,000 by Vicki’s business partner Robert Williamson III. Vicki and Robert are business partners for Vicki’s Vodka, but Williamson filed a lawsuit against Vicki and Brooks after he felt duped by a shady business deal.
Radar Online exclusively reports that Vicki sent Robert a cease and desist letter weeks before he filed the lawsuit. The letter is dated May 10, 2013, and Vicki’s attorney states:
“It has come to our attention that boxes for shipping Vicki’s Vodka are being prepared that include Vicki’s likeness. Please be advised that Vicki’s Vodka, LLC has no right to use Vicki’s full name, her likeness or voice in connection with any goods or services without Vicki’s prior written approval.”
“To date, other than the promotional appearances that Vicki has made on behalf of Vicki’s Vodka, the only use that has been approved is the use of Vicki’s name in connection with the quote on the back of the Vicki’s Vodka bottle. Please have forwarded to me any use of Vicki’s name, likeness or voice that Vicki’s Vodka desires to use and I will let you know whether the use in question is approved.”
The letter also insinuates Vicki and Robert were having issues before the lawsuit. “Vicki is becoming more and more concerned about actions that Robert may be taking in connection with the company without her knowledge and/or approval,” the letter states.
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