Kandi Burruss Says Reputation & Business Deals Effected by Ex-Employee Lawsuit
theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, this week, Kandi Burruss filed a motion to seal the legal battle with her former employee Johnnie Winston. The singer and Real Housewives of Atlanta star explains that she wants to seal the settlement agreement.
Due to them recently reaching an agreement to resolve the case, both Kandi and Johnnie want the court to make final approval of the deal. Kandi explains she wants the settlement filed under seal to avoid public scandal and further injury to her brands and businesses.
Kandi says there is a real threat to her professional reputation and business interests if the settlement is made public, pointing out the lawsuit has already caused not only embarrassment and defamatory statements to be written about her as a businesswoman, but it has caused business and economic harm. Kandi explains she has been labeled “Boss from Hell” as a result of the litigation.
Kandi claimed the suit already had the effect of chilling potential business prospects. She says she is currently on Real Housewives of Atlanta which is internationally-broadcast and is on tour with her
singing group. The doc reads,
Ms. Burruss-Tucker’s business and professional reputation should not suffer here simply based on Burruss-Tucker’s celebrity status because the Parties’ have found that settling the matter will be less of a nuisance and drain on personal, and the Court’s resources, than continued litigation.
The judge has yet to make a decision.