Peter Thomas’ Bar One Restaurant Dropped By Lawyer After, Once Again, Facing Eviction Over Failing To Pay 6-Figure Rent Debt
Legal problems continue to follow reality star Peter Thomas.
According to a recent report from RadarOnline, the “RHOA” alum’s Miami-based restaurant is currently void of legal representation after being dropped by its hired law firm.
Reportedly, the back-and-forth court battles involving Peter Thomas‘ Bar One restaurant and the venue’s landlord Bentley Bay Retail have become more than the lawyer was willing to take on. Court documents reportedly revealed that Florida-based attorney Arthur Jones, who has been representing the eatery, recently motioned the judge to withdraw him as the acting attorney. Jones reportedly wrote in the court filing:
“Irreconcilable differences have arisen between the Attorney and Defendant which render the Attorney unable to continue representing Defendant.”
Jones‘ request to withdraw comes several months after Thomas refuted reports that his company was still in the midst of a legal battle over unpaid rent. As we previously covered, Bar One was sued by Bentley Bay earlier this year after allegedly failing to sufficiently pay rent on the location between the dates of July – October 2022, as well as March 2023. In total, the landlord claimed the restaurant was on the hook for $422,000 in rent, outstanding costs, utility charges, and sales taxes.
However, the 62-year-old ex-husband of Cynthia Bailey released a statement shortly after news of the lawsuit circulated, claiming he had reached a deal to settle the debt. Apparently, the negotiation he did agree to with Bentley Bay ultimately was null and void, as RadarOnline also reported on Monday (Dec. 11) that Bar One was, once again, sued for failure to pay rent, this time with the debt totaling more than $500,000.
It does not appear that Thomas has directly addressed the situation at this time. However, he did recently go on live to rant about how people don’t want to work together. Subsequently, the TV personality uploaded a cryptic post about being painted as a villain. Though it’s unclear if it has anything to do with the legal troubles of his restaurant or being dropped by his attorney, the message read:
“Sometimes people pretend you’re a bad person so they don’t feel guilty about the things they did [to] you.”
A judge has reportedly not ruled on Jones‘ motion to withdraw at this time.
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