Vicki Gunvalson, best known for her role on The Real Housewives of Orange County, and her boyfriend were accused of business fraud by poker player Robert Williamson III who claimed on Friday that Gunvalson misrepresented herself in a business deal, among other charges, Radar Online reported Sunday.
According to the suit, Gunvalson gave 16.67 percent of her business she named Vicki’s Vodka to Ayers without the knowledge or consent of her business partner, Williamson. The suit alleges Ayers then sold the business to Williamson in an act of fraud.
Williamson said that in addition to misrepresentation, Gunvalson and Ayers breached a contract, failed to live up to good faith dealings, committed fraud and conspired to unjustly enrich herself and her partner, according to the report. Ayers is named co-defendant in the suit.
The two are currently facing a lawsuit in Las Vegas.
The lawsuit states: “[Ayers] claimed to need the money for unpaid IRS and child support obligations in order to prevent his imminently going to jail for non-payment. 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.”
But according to the charge, Ayers and Gunvalson used the purchase to get extra money from Williamson with no intention to honor the agreed transaction. Gunvalson had demanded that ownership be split halfway between them, even though they had already agreed on a prior contract that stated otherwise.
“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 said.
Williamson claimed Gunvalson later sent him a cease and desist letter and provided a “total lack of co-operation” to make the business a success.