17
May
2017

(EXCLUSIVE) Kandi Burruss – Judge Approves Her Defamation Lawsuit Against Ex Employee Over RHOA Appearance

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(EXCLUSIVE) Kandi Burruss - Judge Approves Her Defamation Lawsuit Against Ex Employee Over RHOA Appearance

Judge Approves Kandi Burruss Against Ex Employee

theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, reality star star Kandi Burruss scored a legal victory against her ex-personal employee with a judge agreeing she has presented enough evidence to back up allegations he defamed her. The judge has given the Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member the green light to file a countersuit against him over his appearance on the show.

Here’s the latest: On May 16th, a judge in the case came back with his decision and sided with Kandi, allowing her to file a counter-lawsuit against her former employee Johnnie Winston III. The order explains Kandi is seeking to sue over,

..Statements that Plaintiff made on two episodes of Real Housewives of Atlanta, which aired on January 8, 2017 and March 27, 2017, about Defendants stealing his ideas for a restaurant and a play.

He points out that Kandi has asserted a reasonable basis for claiming Winston breached their Non-Disclosure Agreement when he made statements on RHOA.  The judge notes that at this point in the case, he believes Kandi has proven enough to bring her case over alleged reputation damage done by her ex-employee. The case will continue on with the reality star now allowed to go after Winston for damages.

(EXCLUSIVE) Kandi Burruss - Judge Approves Her Defamation Lawsuit Against Ex Employee Over RHOA Appearance

Here’s the backstory: The reality star’s former manager, event planner and production
coordinator, Johnnie Winston III, sued Kandi Burruss-Tucker and her Kandi Koated Entertainment.

 

(EXCLUSIVE) Kandi Burruss - Judge Approves Her Defamation Lawsuit Against Ex Employee Over RHOA Appearance

Johnnie Winston

Winston explained he worked for the reality star until his termination on February 2016. He accused her of failing to pay the required minimum wage, overtime pay for his time working in the studio, planning special events, running errands and preparing meals for events. He sued for the entire pay and overtime wages due along with liquidated damages equal to amount owed in back pay and benefits.

Kandi responded, arguing that Winston was an independent contractor and was paid for his services over the years. She demanded the suit be tossed.

Last month, Kandi filed docs seeking approval by the judge to amend her answer and to file a counter-lawsuit against Winston accusing him of slandering her while appearing on Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Kandi says during filming he made numerous statements on camera that were not only slanderous, defamatory and calculated to injure her public persona and professional brand, but were in breach of the Non-Disclosure he signed when terminated.

(EXCLUSIVE) Kandi Burruss - Judge Approves Her Defamation Lawsuit Against Ex Employee Over RHOA Appearance

Phaedra Parks & Johnnie Winston

She explained during filming was the first time she learned he was unsatisfied with his pay, when they were shooting back in August 2016 – months after he was fired. He met with Kandi’s co-star Phaedra Parks on the show despite her never having represented him.

Kandi says as a result of his false and malicious statements she has suffered and continues to suffer humiliation, ridicule, hatred, contempt, injury and impairment to her reputation along with
embarrassment and is seeking damages that she incurred and will continue to suffer.

Winston responded back at Kandi’s attempt to file a counter-suit accusing her of retaliation & demanded the court not allow her to sue him. In regards to his meeting with Phaedra, he says all statements he made were for the sole purpose of seeking legal advice. He says Kandi has no facts to support claims he defamed her.

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  • Bebe

    What about Porsha and Phedra,??, why always the little insignificant have to lose??

    • Shhh

      You is a mess! He brought a lawsuit against her first! And she is going after them too, she just served Porsha a Cease and Desist letter so you know she’s going after her. Maybe she’s waiting to win this case then go after Phaedra to have more ammo. Or maybe she don’t want to have multiple suits going on at one time cuz they are time consuming and she does have Jobssss! Smh

      • TiAnna McDaniel

        She won’t win against them sorry . Like judge mathis said if they believed it to be true you can’t she. And porsha did.

        • Shhh

          Well, we shall see psychic judge! People kill me, thinking just cuz they watched Judge Mathis on TV now their an expert with lawsuits. Apperantly, ALL lawsuits are different judge and you cant paint them all with the same brush. Kandi has all the proof she need to declare defamation because it happened on live TV! Judge, I think you need a Snickers cuz you’re not acting like you’re educated or maybe that Judge Mathis mail ordered certificate is failing you sweetie! Awe ?

          • MizzTi

            First off bitch I was using that has an example for yall dumb asses, I know about the law I have an attorney friend and I bet she wont went it did nothing to her sh made it a big deal she didn’t lose no money it didn’t ruin shit so there is no bases for def. So bitch miss me with your mouthj

          • Shhh

            Ohhhh she mad yall…you gonna start shaking the table now?! ???? look person if you don’t get your retarded, slow, deaf & dumb a s s off of this internet with your weak a ss Judge Mathis certificate I’m gonna tell the nuthouse were your weak a s s is at ho! if you’re trying to offend somebody first know how to spell lame b i t c h! Dumb ho the only attorney you know is the one that was appointed to your gutter trash a s s for that prostitution case! Foh bitch! ???????

          • MizzTi

            Yall hoes will keep talking obook but wont do nothing you are probably broke asf no one cares if you aint talk shit to me in person I am done going back and forth about a bitch who gives two fucks about you and who is yall bitch these people gone care about you are know you punk hoe so you give the fuck out of here and if want to get froggish we can meet until them bitch fuck your life

          • Shhh

            ??? lmao this ghetto trash is blowing so much hot air ??? the dumb b I t c h should save some of that energy for blowing up her air mattress tonight! Smh, What a retard!! Theses Twitter fingers & Internet gangsters be killing me!!! Go pick up a book learn to read & write stupid ho! We can fill a mall with the stuff your dumb a s s don’t know! Just go to sleep & rest that lil a s s brain of yours b I t c h! ???

          • Nancyann

            Yeah, she is mad at me. Oh well, I hope she has a better day! Hugs

          • Jimsgirl3053

            Yessss!

          • Nancyann

            MizzT is mad at me because I questioned her education level. I hope she realizes posting stuff is for fun, but hey I broke the rule first. I should never have been so snarky to a fellow poster. Don’t know what came over me, just did it and others got caught up. Sorry about that. Hugs to all!

          • Roiyar

            LMAOOOO too funny!!!

        • Nancyann

          OMGOSH, Get a better education than TV. Kandi has an excellent case. I hope she takes Fakedra to the max and I’ll bet she let’s dumb-dumb Porsha off easy.

          • MizzTi

            Firt off all fuck girl I was just using that as an example for social media I have an education actually a masters how about you bitch. And for the red my friend is an attorney so watch when she tries and lose then come talk your shit bitch.

          • Nancyann

            Hey whoa girl, I didn’t mean to go hard on you, was just putting my 2 cents in on a tabloid post. By the way, I have my masters as well and I applaud you. I have several attorneys friends that weighed in on Phaedra’s situation and gave their opinions. It’s a complicated case, that is all I meant. Trudy and

          • Learjet

            Good for you admitting you said some ungrateful things. We’re all guilty of it, but not everybody is big enough to apologize. You have all my respect!

          • Nancyann

            Thank you. Keep posting because I enjoy reading all the comments. Hugs to you and yours!

      • Princerella Boutdatcheque

        she can’t sue porsha though. she never once said kandi tried to drug her. she said she HEARD thats wat she planned to do.

        • Nancyann

          There is the slight caveat of “guilty by association”, so there may be some ramifications. We’ll have to wait and see

    • Nancyann

      He’s not insignificant, he a criminal!

  • Marnita Coble

    She needs to get Fakdrea. That malicious rumor could have ruined Kandi. Fakdrea needs to pay. Her slickness has caused her downfall.

    • Nancyann

      Plus she’s tried similar things to others, just not to the extent of being criminal. Hugs

  • Cindy

    She needs to sue Phaedra and Porshia too!

    • Naomi Setser

      I agree i hope porsha gets fired too ! Both are liars and malicious. Shade is one thing that as pure Slander!!

      • Roiyar

        Fakedra actually has been officially fired from what I heard

  • Jimsgirl3053

    Injury and impairment to her reputation? Kandi ain’t nothing but a damn skank ass hoe and everybody that know anything about her background know this. I can’t stand her goat sounding no singing ass. I can’t wait for Todd to do his thang, cause it’s coming!

    • Nancyann

      Wow, I don’t look at these posting site except for entertainment but dern why do you dislike Kandi so much? Everybody knows about her background? That is pretty harsh. She is one of the very few on RHOA that actually has done something with her life even before the show. She was and is very respected not just by the music industry but by millions of fans. Her talent far surpasses her singing voice but shoot, I don’t sound good in my own shower and very few people can actually sing. As for a skank ass ho, wherever did you come up with that? She’s definitely not a ho by any means. You don’t have to like her. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions but calling them disrespectful names make the writer look bad. I know you can write what you want but somehow I don’t think you are really trying to be as mean as you are sounding.

  • Learjet

    Phaedra and Porsha should be sued, too. Of all the cast members, Kandi arguably (along with Cynthia) has the most integrity. What they did to her is reprehensible and there should be consequences. I’m glad they fired Fake “Christian” Phaedra, but Porsha should have been, too. They’re both complete trainwrecks.