Demi Lovato has been spending a lot of time with friend Henry Levy since leaving her rehab facility, and it turns out he not only has a history with rehabs himself, he was once in a legal war with a very famous one.
Back in 2015, fashion designer Levy was sued by Westside Sober Living Centers, which operated the Promises luxury drug rehab center in Malibu. Promises is one of the most well known rehab centers in Los Angeles, and has treated celebs like Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen.
Levy’s punk couture fashion line, Enfants Riches Déprimés, was selling sweatshirts with the Promises logo emblazoned on the front, and the rehab felt the high-priced merch “tarnished” the drug and alcohol treatment services provided by Promises.
They also pointed out that the clothing featured “rolling papers for marijuana cigarettes,” and claimed the reference to drug paraphernalia was damaging to their brand and confusing to consumers.
The rehab wanted to make it clear they were not a sponsor or gave approval to Levy, who had also once been a patient at the facility battling his own addiction.
In the end, the two parties were able to strike a settlement for an undisclosed amount and the case was dismissed.
As we reported, Levy’s fashion has been controversial over the years — including a swastika clad Mickey Mouse appearing to have sex with Minnie.
Ex-Disney star Lovato has not yet commented on her time spent with Levy since being seen back in L.A., but we’re told he is someone she trusts and enjoys spending time with as she continues to focus on her recovery.