Tarek And Christina El Moussa Sued By Ex-Employee For Unpaid Wages

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Tarek Christina El Moussa Sued

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Tarek Christina El Moussa Sued

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“Flip or Flop” stars Tarek El Moussa and Christina El Moussa are being sued for unpaid wages by an alleged ex-employee named Jonathan Schmier, who claims the former couple never compensated him for finding homes to feature on their reality show.

In his court documents, Schmier says he was hired by the El Moussas’ company, Next Level Property Investments, to find wholesale homes for them to flip in North Carolina. He says he found five properties, for which he was promised $5,000 a piece in commission and $12,800 in back wages, but was never paid. Schmier has now filed a federal lawsuit against the El Moussas, their business partner Pete de Best, HGTV and parent company Scripps Network for a total of $37,800.

The home makeover show only features properties in California, but Schmier maintains that an associate of the the El Moussas’ named Scott Rubzin told him they were looking to branch out to North Carolina. Schmier reportedly worked from March 2016 to October 2016 procuring homes in the state for the ex-couple’s company, but was never compensated for delivering the goods. The plaintiff goes on to claim he contacted the vice president of legal affairs at Scripps Networks, who had no knowledge of plans for “Flip or Flop” to operate in North Carolina. Schmier also says he had attempted to discuss the situation with the other defendants, but they refused to respond. Gossip Cop has reached out to reps for Tarek and Christina El Moussa.

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