Dorit Kemsley has been ordered to try and settle with her former business partner. If not, the case will head to trial.
According to The Blast, “a Los Angeles judge has ordered the reality star and her ex-partner, Ryan Horne, to meet within 20 days to try and hash out their issues.”
The judge ordered that Dorit and Horne “arrange for a private mediation session and split the costs.” The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and Horne either have to show up to the mediation session in person or have attorney’s “with full settlement authority attend” in their place.
The hope is that the two can reach a deal and avoid going to trial.
However, a judge announced that, if the two can’t come to an agreement, a trial date has been scheduled for January 6, 2020.
In August 2018, Horne filed docs “claiming he struck a deal back in August 2017 to partner up with Dorit and her husband, Paul Kemsley, to make bathing suits.”
In the legal docs, Horne claimed that they each owned a third of the bathing suit business. Horne also said that he fronted the RHOBH couple “nearly $130k in merchandise plus $75k for other expenses.”
However, Horne insists he never saw a dime after the Kemsley’s “sold the bathing suits for a huge profit and lined their pockets without paying him back.”
Dorit and Paul denied Horne’s claims and says he never fronted them any money.
Shortly after Horne’a lawsuit went public, Dorit was confronted by one of Horne’s friends while on vacation with her RHOBH co-stars in the Bahamas.
— QUEEN OF THE DAMNED (@Jasminelennard) August 17, 2018
Hopefully, Dorit and Horne can reach an agreement since the last thing Dorit, and PK, need is a trial.