Shahs of Sunset star Lilly Ghalichi has found herself in loads of trouble following a bombshell lawsuit that’s revealing the dirty details of the former reality stars life.
According to Radar Online, Lilly is being sued by her former business partner Payam Pedram for $10 million!
Payam claims that Lilly cheated him out of cash from her eyelash line and says that the former Shahs of Sunset star admitted to having substance abuse issues.
In court documents, Payam says Lilly “withdrew money” from their mutual business accounts and further deceived him with “secret transactions.” Adding that Lilly was “habitually under the influence of substances including Xanax and marijuana to the point where she was incapacitated.”
Payam went on to allege that Lilly “even admitted to Pedram that at one point, that she was ‘a drug addicted lunatic.’”
Furthermore, Payam insists that he grew Ghalichi Glam and Lilly Lashes exponentially and brought his celebrity connections to help take the brand to new levels.
“In 2014 she told him her company Lilly Lashes was making $200,000 in revenue annually and offered him 50% interest to grow the business,” the court documents obtained stated. “Pedram identified a niche in the marketplace where Lilly Lashes was operating, namely instead of selling human hair eyelashes, selling mink eyelashes which could effectively compete in the market.”
“He was instrumental in having Kylie Jenner promote Lilly Lashes on her Instagram in September 2015, which resulted in excess of $300,000 of revenue from a single Instagram post and more importantly put Lilly Lashes on the map,” the court documents stated. “Lilly Lashes was generating $15 million annually in gross revenue. The entities continued to grow because of Pedram and his tireless and diligent work.”
“However, rather than focusing on her duties in agreement to market and promote the entities, she reneged on her responsibilities,” the suit alleged about the former Shahs of Sunset star.
Meanwhile, Payam claims that Lilly was only “focused on maintaining her ‘celebrity’ public persona and having a ‘celebrity lifestyle’” and not on her business.
Payam is seeking $10 million and his lawyer says his client looks forward to his day in court.
“As the lawsuit states, Ms. Lilly Ghalichi misled Mr. Payam Pedram by using her self-proclaimed celebrity status and her status as an attorney, to take advantage of Mr. Pedram’s skills and experience as a successful entrepreneur,” Payam’s attorney, Robert Kashfian explained.
“Once Mr. Pedram was able to garner significant financial success for the businesses, she attempted to forcefully cut out Mr. Pedram from what he is rightfully entitled to,” Kashfian continued.
“We look forward to a jury hearing Mr. Pedram’s side of the story and vindicating Mr. Pedram’s rights as well as his reputation as a successful and honorable entrepreneur to which Ms. Ghalichi fully benefited from. We are confident that Ms. Ghalichi will be held accountable for her actions.”
As for Lilly, a rep says the claims against her are“false, defamatory and malicious.”
“Ghalichi will soon be filing documents with the court addressing the many wrongdoings by Pedram in this ill-conceived new lawsuit,” Lilly’s rep revealed.
Damn, girl. These are some serious accusations. I don’t know if I believe any of them but then again who knows. Time will tell.
Thoughts on the accusations against Lilly? Do you think Lilly has a substance abuse problem? Could there be truth to these allegations? Do you believe Lilly stole money from her company?
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