Chelsea Houska has long enjoyed a reputation as the most scandal-free of all the Teen Moms.
She’s attracted occasional criticism over the years, but for the most part, the perennial fan favorite has served as a reminder that happy endings are possible, even in cases where one’s adult years got off to a very rocky start.
But even though Houska left Teen Mom 2 last year, it seems she’s finally at the center of the sort of legal drama that’s plagued her former co-stars throughout their careers.
As The Ashley’s Reality Roundup reports, Chelsea is being sued for $3 million by her former consulting firm, which goes by the name of Envy.
Envy claims that Chelsea and her husband, Cole DeBoer — who is also named in the suit — arranged to have brands pay them personally for sponsored content, so that they wouldn’t have to give the company its cut.
Now, Chelsea and Cole are countersuing and claiming that it’s actually Envy that engaged in unethical business practices.
In a suit filed last week, the DeBoers claim that Envy withheld $150,000 in revenue and acted “in an unprofessional manner” by arguing with Chelsea and Cole, as well as their professional contacts.
In a statement issued to The Ashley, a rep for the DeBoers insists that Envy is continuing to behave in an unprofessional and unscrupulous fashion by dragging them into court without cause:
“This is nothing more than a frivolous lawsuit by a disgruntled ex associate [of Chelsea and Cole’s] who was terminated for breach of contract,” the rep told the outlet.
“Our client looks forward to their day in court when the truth will come out.”
The Ashley also refutes the claim that there’s a connection between the lawsuit and Chelsea and Cole’s decision to quit Teen Mom 2.
Despite social media speculation to the controversy, those two developments are completely unrelated.
Chelsea welcomed her fourth child in January, and her pregnancy has caused the court proceedings to be drawn out a bit longer than expected.
She was supposed to give her deposition last year, but the interview was postponed, due to the fact that Chelsea was in her third trimester.
So instead she’ll tell her tale in March, as it doesn’t look like either side is willing to settle these suits outside of court.
The DeBoers are said to be particularly upset by claims that their three oldest children also had contracts with Envy.
“No agreement exists with regard to Chelsea’s children,” the couple’s rep tells The Ashley.
While Chelsea’s father was under contract with Envy at one point, she denies that her kids ever had any contact with the agency.
Houska is also denying the claim made by Envy that they failed to “perform, without any cause or reason, many of their responsibilities to the Brand.”
Chelsea and Cole are asking for Envy’s suit against them to be dismissed, and they’re also seeking “monetary damages on their Counterclaims.”
In their filing, they also state that they “do not owe any payments to Envy.”
We’re rooting for Chelsea, of course, but it sounds like she might have a messy fight ahead of her!
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