Two Teen Mom 2 alums are being asked to pay up or face serious legal consequences, it seems.
Chelsea Houska and Cole DeBoer are being sued for $3 million, reports The Sun. Allegedly, Houska, her husband, and her company C&A Enterprises withheld major profits earned from social media promotions. The company that says they helped Houska get to where her brand is at today is asking to be compensated. But it’s not just because they allegedly contributed to Chelsea and her business’ success. The company suing Chelsea Houska claims she also breached their contract, skipping out on some of the basic fees she owed as well.
As The Sun reports, the court documents state that C&A Enterprises and The William Gerard Group were sued in 2020 for breach of contract by consulting company Envy. According to official transcripts, Envy was hired as a “consultant to negotiate appearance, endorsement, licensing, royalty and television agreements and related contracts” from 2015 all the way through 2019. In 2020, Envy claimed that Chelsea and Cole “failed to pay any of the contractually required fees,” including 35 percent of all fees and/or royalties related to domestic deals and another 40 percent when raking in profits for foreign deals. Yikes.
Envy alleges that Chelsea and all parties involved disregarded the agreement in an effort to avoid paying money still owed on “Envy Licensing Fees.” Since Chelsea allegedly didn’t live up to her end of the bargain, the company claims they were forced to “forfeit certain fees” that Envy was set to receive. As noted by The Sun, the court papers go on to note that Chelsea and Cole made “millions of dollars” thanks to reported efforts made by Envy to ensure their company’s success and growing visibility. In other words, they’re asking for credit where they claim credit is due in the form of $3 million, which they say is money rightfully owed to them and withheld by Houska.
Not so surprisingly, the 29-year-old TV personality isn’t going down–or paying up–without a fight.
As The Sun notes, Chelsea, Cole, and all connected parties being sued filed a counterclaim in 2020. For Chelsea’s part in it the mix, not only does she claim not to owe Envy “any payments,” but also alleges that Envy is the one who withheld profits from her. $154,074.62 to be exact.
Responding to Chelsea’s claims, Envy denied owing Chelsea or Cole a dime and a court date remained pending. In January 2021, Chelsea filed a claim stating she was unable to appear in court due to her fourth pregnancy and she stood by her request for the lawsuit to be dismissed.
On top of that, Chelsea and Cole requested “monetary damages on their Counterclaims.” With no one owning up to owing either party money and Chelsea alleging that she’s unable to give testimony, it seems that everything remains at a standstill for the time being.
We’ll keep you posted as Chelsea Houska and Cole DeBoer’s latest legal battle unfolds.