The Chmerkovskiy bros co-founded and operate DWM Dance Studios along with fellow “Dancing With the Stars” pro Tony Dovolani. They’re accusing former employee Gregory Hightower of soliciting clients away from their studio for his own personal gain.
According to the lawsuit, obtained by The Blast, they claim Hightower is “diverting business away, along with conducting dance lessons” near their flagship studio in NYC.
The dancing brothers claim each instructor is required to sign an agreement that prohibits them from soliciting DWM customers if they are no longer employed with the studio and not to run a competing business within 10-miles of the studio.
They also accuse Hightower of disparaging DWM and placing the studio in a negative light to potential clients. The “DWTS” pros claim they have already lost customers due to Hightower.
They’re suing for unspecified damages.