Jeweler Wants DJ Khaled Sanctioned In $100k Lawsuit
theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, DJ Khaled is accused of refusing to sit down for a deposition – in the $100k legal battle with a New York jeweler who is suing him for unpaid pieces they sold him. The company is now demanding the judge order him to be deposed and sanctioned.
Here’s the latest: On October 18th, Rafello & Company went to court demanding Khaled be sanctioned for refusing to sit down and take a deposition in the case.
They explain back in April, Khlaed’s legal team informed them he would be available for a depo anytime during the summer and eventually the judge ordered the DJ to be grilled sometime between October 1st and October 31st.
Then due to his schedule, the deposition was postponed to November. However, earlier this month the DJ’s lawyer told the plaintiffs that his client would not be available until January due to him being back on tour. The company says,
it has become abundantly apparent that Defendant Khaled does not intend to make himself available and appear voluntarily for his deposition in blatant disregard of the court order.
Rafello says they should not have to work around his tour schedule, which appears to be never ending. They are demanding the judge order Khaled to sit down for a depo before December 15th in Miami and are seeking for the DJ to be sanctioned by the court for blowing off the judge’s order and they want him to pay their legal bills for having to bring up this issue in court.
Here’s the backstory: New York jeweler, Rafaello & Company, filed suit against DJ Khaled for never returning 2 Rolex watches, a custom made diamond chain, a pair of diamond earrings and a 4 carat diamond ring.
The jeweler claimed the deal stated Khaled had 15 days to check out the items and if he liked them he would pay for the jewelry and if not, he would return. R&C says Khaled never sent back the jewelry, but he also never paid for it – despite several demands for the 100k+ owed. They filed suit for the amount owed plus damages.
Khaled responded, denying all allegations that he owes the company money. He filed a counter-suit against them for fraud.
He claimed that from 2008-2013 he did business with R&C – purchasing everything from watches, jewelry and custom made pieces. He says over the years he was never once invoiced or even given a receipt when he did return items.
The DJ said the invoices the jeweler attached to his lawsuit are fraudulent and were created well after the actual purchases.
He explained he purchased a custom made jewelry piece for 110k that was represented as one kilo 417 yellow solid gold 45.00 TCW diamond ten carat Cuban link chain with 98.00 diamonds — which came with a certificate and appraisal. He says the jewelry turned out to all be fraudulent and fake. Khaled said he even took out an insurance policy in the amount of 240k to cover the 110k piece and paid premiums on the policy for 2 years.
Khaled said over the 6 years he purchased numerous items of personal property for himself and friends which all turned out to be grossly overpriced and falsely represented to be worth a lot more than they were. He said he has been defrauded by several hundred thousand dollars due to R&C’s fraud.
He demanded damages for the fraudulent and deceptive activity of the jeweler. He also is also seeking to have R&C lawsuit against him be dismissed because they lied about the value of the items and he claims he never signed any agreement with them. The legal battle is still going on in Florida Court.