Thursday, May 30, 2019

Kyle Richards And Her RHOBH Co-Stars Dragged Into Her Husband Mauricio Umansky’s $32 Million Lawsuit!

It's been reported that Kyle Richards and her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-stars are about to be dragged into her husband Mauricio Umansky’s legal battle over the sale of a $32 million Malibu mansion.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the man suing Umansky and his company has informed the court he is after “communications with any of the performed, producers, directors, writers, or any other persons affiliated with the ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ television show related to the property or this action.”

Apparently the home that is at the center of the lawsuit – which Umansky was the realtor for – was used on the Bravo hit reality show while the property was still being listed.

The location was used for the “Great Gatsby” party during the show's seventh season, which was thrown by Kyle and Mauricio. Dorit Kemsley, Erika Girardi, Lisa Rinna and Lisa Vanderpump were all guests of the event, which means that they could now find themselves to be in the middle of Umansky's legal battle.

The outlet claims that the man suing Umansky believes the cast, producers, writers may have information relevant to his fraud case against the real estate mogul. He also wants Umansky to turn over all “documents and information related to Defendant’s use of the property including for parties and television.”

The mansion in question had been seized by the United States government from Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, who allegedly used funds stolen from his home country Equatorial Guinea (Mangue is the son of the president), states the outlet.

Umansky sold the home to a man named Mauricio Oberfeld for $32.5 million. The sale was approved by the United States Government. However, the seller accused Umansky of failing to inform him that prior to the sale, Umansky allegedly received much higher side-offers. Umansky also allegedly never disclosed he had partnered with the buyer to purchase the property.

Umansky sold the home for $69.9 million a year later, at a profit of $37 million. Sweetwater Malibu, which is run by Teodoro Mangue, accused Umansky in their lawsuit of breaching his duties as a real estate agent and believed he did self-dealing and earned secret profits, reports The Blast.

In his motion to dismiss, Umansky denied all allegations of fraud and calls out Mangue. He says the home was taken from Mangue after the U.S. government found his hundreds of millions came from criminal activity, according to the outlet. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills husband claims Mangue’s lawsuit is nothing more than an attempt to take back the proceeds he forfeited to the United States.

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