After facing down liberal outrage because they happened to be Christians, HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines are now facing trouble of a different sort.
According to a lawsuit filed in Waco, Texas, former realty business partners John L Lewis and Richard L Clark are suing for over a million dollars claiming the Gaines’ forced them to accept cheap buyouts of their portion of the company and didn’t tell them the company name, Magnolia Realty, was about to be used on the growing Home and Garden channel, the Daily Mail reported.
The former partners helped the cable TV stars found the realty company in May of 2007, according to the lawsuit. The company operated in Waco for six years with only one real estate agent working the office.
But the upset partners insist that Chip Gaines was working with HGTV to launch the reality TV show without informing anyone and then defrauded them of what would become a more lucrative business once the TV show aired.
The partners each sold their shares of Magnolia Real Estate to Chip and Joana for $2,500 before the TV show was announced.
Since HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” debuted, Magnolia Realty grew from one real estate agent in Waco to 93 agents across the Lone Star State and the two former partners say they deserve a piece of this expanded business.
This isn’t the first time that the TV couple have been in the news outside their TV show.
Late in 2016 liberals began to attack the couple because they dared to be Christians on Television.
At the time Chip took an extraordinary step in response to the liberal media outlets that targeted him and wife Joanna for their Christian beliefs and choice of churches to attend when he unapologetically jumped to Twitter to demand that liberals shut up and respect their religious beliefs.
And even as the media stepped up their pointless and baseless attacks on the reality TV couple, their employers at HGTV decided to stand four square behind their stars, an act that pretty much stifled the attackers who hoped to force the TV executives to fire the couple.
Fox News Channel picked up the latest story, and reported that Lewis and Clark are seeking $1 million in damages. You can watch the video clip below:
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