TEEN Mom 2 star Chelsea Houska begged a court to delay her deposition in her $3 million lawsuit because of her pregnancy and birth of daughter Walker.
Chelsea, 29, and her husband Cole, 32, were sued by a consulting company for $3 million for allegedly withholding money made from social media promotions.
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Court papers obtained exclusively by The Sun reveal the Teen Mom 2 alum requested the fact discovery deadline that includes her deposition, where she will provide her testimony, be postponed from February to April 2021.
The January 2021 filing read: “The parties will be unable to complete discovery by the present deadline due to circumstances beyond their control because Defendant Chelsea Houska is unavailable to be deposed until March, at the earliest, as a result of her pregnancy, which is presently in its ninth month.”
A judge on the case approved the request.
Chelsea ended up giving birth to the couple’s fourth child, daughter Walker June, weeks later on January 25.
YouTube channel Without a Crystal Ball first broke Chelsea, Cole, her company C&A Enterprises and The William Gerard Group were sued for breach of contract by consulting company Envy in April 2020.
Envy claimed in the lawsuit obtained by The Sun that the company entered into a contract with The William Gerard Group in 2015 to provide consulting services to Chelsea and Cole, who entered a contract in 2016, in exchange for a portion of revenue made from deals.
Chelsea's children, Aubree, 11, Watson, 3, Layne, 2, and her father, Randy, were included in the contract, Envy claimed.
Envy worked as a “consultant to negotiate appearance, endorsement, licensing, royalty and television agreements and related contracts” from 2015 through 2019.
The court papers claim Chelsea and Cole “failed to pay any of the contractually required fees.”
Chelsea and Cole were required to pay Envy 35 percent of all fees or royalties for domestic deals and 40 percent for foreign deals.
The court papers claimed Chelsea and Cole “breached their contracts by directing certain Brands to directly pay Houska, DeBoer, one of the other Shared Clients, and/or other persons or entities to avoid paying Envy Licensing Fees.”
The MTV stars also “both failed to perform, without any cause or reason, many of their responsibilities to the Brands.
"This included, but is not limited to Bombay Hair Wand, Carseat Canopy, Daniel Wellington, Diff, Fab Fit Fun, Highway3, Kitsch, Kitsch Hats, Loving Tan, One Memory Lane, Perfekt Beauty, Profile Sanford, Sintillia, Sparkling Organics Sipp, Sugar Bear Hair, Teami Blends, and Timeless Organics.”
Allegedly failing to meet the contractual obligations caused them to “forfeit certain fees upon which Envy was entitled to receive.”
The court papers continued to claim Chelsea and Cole made “millions of dollars” due to Envy's efforts.
The company is suing the defendants for $3 million.
Chelsea, Cole and the other defendants hit back against the lawsuit by filing a counterclaim in May 2020, alleging Envy actually withheld $150,000 from them.
Chelsea and Cole denied the allegations and claimed they “do not owe any payments to Envy.”
The court papers claimed: “Envy wrongfully withheld payments due to Chelsea.”
As for Envy’s alleged deal with their children, Chelsea claimed: “No agreement exists with regard to Chelsea’s children.”
The reality stars claimed Envy has “actually harmed the professional careers of Defendants Chelsea and Cole by withholding considerable payments from them and acting in an unprofessional manner, including but not limited to, arguing with and acting disrespectfully toward Chelsea and Cole, potential and then-existing licensing contacts, and other professional contacts of Chelsea and Cole."
The Defendants also claimed Envy "intentionally omitted numerous deals and/or revenues from the Account Statements for the sole purpose of depriving Chelsea, Cole, and TWGG from receiving funds rightfully due and owing to them.”
Chelsea claimed they owe her $154,074.62 from deals with Loving Tan, Profile, Diff Eyewear and more.
They are asking for the lawsuit to be dismissed and to receive “monetary damages on their Counterclaims.”
Envy denied the claims against them in their response.
The Sun then exclusively reported Cole was sued for over $2,500 in January.
Culligan Water, a company that sells water filters and dispensers, claimed Cole rented two products from them – an Iron Soft and PE Carbon – for $40 a month.
The company claimed they have not received payments from Chelsea’s husband since October 2, 2020.
The February 8, 2021 filing alleged: “On 11/18/20, we sent him a postcard asking him to call the office. On 12/10/20 and 1/5/21 we sent him letters saying he needed to pay the balance or contact us with arrangements.”
The company claimed he “did not respond.”
They attempted to reach him over the phone on January 26, 2021, but he did not respond and they were unable to leave a message because his inbox was full.
The papers continued: “We are filing for the past due balance plus cost of the rental units still in his possession.”
The company is requesting $2,557.30.
Cole has not responded to the lawsuit.
Chelsea left Teen Mom 2 in 2020 to “focus on the next chapter in life will focus on developing our brand and taking things to the next level with new endeavors and expanding family businesses.”
Teen Mom OG – Season 9
Season 9 was filmed as the outbreak of coronavirus hit America.
Who's in the cast this season?
- Amber Portwood
- Catelynn Lowell
- Cheyenne Floyd
- Maci Bookout McKinney
- Mackenzie McKee
Who are their boyfriends, husbands and baby daddies?
- Amber Portwood's boyfriend Dimitri Garcia
- Catelynn Lowell's husband Tyler Baltierra
- Cheyenne Floyd's ex-boyfriend Cory Wharton
- Maci Bookout's husband Taylor McKinney
- Mackenzie McKee's husband Josh McKee
Teen Mom OG 's season nine aired on January 26th 2021 on MTV.
The family built their massive $418,000 dream farmhouse in South Dakota.
In January, the Teen Mom 2 star launched home decor line Aubree Says, named after her oldest child.
The company came under fire by fans for its “overpriced” items.
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