It’s no secret that once you become a success in life that people always come out of nowhere to find some way to take advantage of that success.
Many may not know but days before HGTV signed a deal with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Chip bought out 2 of his other partners from Magnolia Realty for $2,500 each.
Fox news reports;
John L. Lewis and Richard L. Clark, former co-owners of Magnolia Realty, claim Gaines bought them out of the company two days before HGTV picked up “Fixer Upper” which “prominently featured the ‘Magnolia’ brand name.”
They are now seeking more than $1 million in damages and non-monetary relief.
As reports are release Chip Gaines posted a Bible verse to his Twitter account and revealed how painful the betrayal and lies are.
After this tweet a flood of supportive comments came in!
Fox news continued.
“In summary, at a time when only the Defendants knew that ‘Fixer Upper’ had been fast-tracked for a one-hour premier on HGTV and was on the verge of radically changing their lives and business enterprises, Chip Gaines conspired to eliminate his business partners — notwithstanding their longstanding friendship– in order to ensure that he alone would profit from Magnolia Realty’s association with Fixer Upper,” the lawsuit stated.
Gaines’ attorney told Fox News, “We are confident that these claims will be found to be meritless, and it is disappointing to see people try to take advantage of the hard work and success of Chip and Joanna Gaines.”
We’re praying for the Gaines family. Please share and help show them some support. We’re standing with you Chip and Joanna!