A woman who used to work for “Real Housewives of New York” star Ramona Singer claims she was part of a scheme to get Bravo to pay for Singer’s clothes that she either already owned or eventually returned.
According to a lawsuit obtained by The Blast, Lisa Taubes says she worked for Singer from January 2016 to December 2017 doing marketing and branding for Singer and her clothing company.
Taubes claims Singer routinely paid her less than she was owed and when she complained, she was fired. After refusing to sign a non-disclosure agreement, Taubes claims “Ms. Singer shoved Ms. Taubes, grabbed Ms. Taubes handbag and overturned the contents of the handbag in the lobby.”
During her time working for Singer, Taubes claims she was asked to submit false receipts to Bravo for clothes. The lawsuit states, “Specifically, Defendants asked Ms. Taubes to purchase designer clothes for the filming of Ms. Singer’s show, and instructed Plaintiff to submit receipts to Bravo Cable Network for reimbursement and then asked Ms. Taubes to return the clothes for refund.”
Taubes also claims Singer told her to submit fake receipts for clothes she already owned.
Taubes is seeking the wages she claims she was owed and is suing for damages in excess of $150,000.
We reached out to Singer for comment — so far, no word back.