Jessica Simpson has reached a settlement to bring an end to the $12 million years-long court battle with an alleged con man over the sale of her fashion company.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the singer and a man named Jeffrey Bowler have dropped their dueling lawsuits against each other over the $120 million sale of The Jessica Collection in 2015.
The docs note that the settlement covers the entire case and all claims against the other.
Back in 2016, Bowler sued Jessica Simpson, her father, mother and sister Ashlee, accusing them of screwing him out of $12 million from the sale of the singer’s fashion company.
Bowler claimed he made a deal with Joe Simpson in which he would be paid a 10% finder’s fee if he could find a buyer for The Jessica Simpson brand, which Jessica sold for a reported $120 million dollars. He admitted he did not have a written contract with Joe due to the deal being made on the phone over 10 years ago.
According to his lawsuit, Bowler said he was the one who put Joe in touch with the buyer and even arranged the meeting and helped finalize the deal for the parties.
Jessica filed court docs demanding the $12 million suit be thrown out, calling Bowler and his case nothing more “despicable attempt to extort millions of dollars from a world-famous celebrity, entrepreneur and fashion icon.”
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Hi all! I added some older photoshoots of Jessica to the gallery earlier this week. Follow the link below to find all the latest updates!
Jessica was spotted leaving the city of New York on October 11 and 12, 2018.
Jessica attended the annual QVC ‘FFANY Shoes On Sale’ Gala in New York on October 11, 2018.
– Public Appearances > 25th Annual QVC ‘FFANY Shoes On Sale’ Gala, October 11 2018 [HQ]
Jessica was spotted in Soho, New York City on October 11, 2018.
– Spotted in Soho, NYC – October 11, 2018
Update: Three new ad images have been added to the gallery!
– Jessica Simpson Fall 2018 Campaign
Jessica spotted in New York City between September 19 and September 20, 2018.
Jessica announced earlier today on Instagram that she is expecting baby no. 3!!! Congratulations to the happy family!
It has been 15 years since Jessica Simpson cracked open a can of tuna and uttered a sentence that would make pop culture history: “Is this chicken what I have, or is this fish? It says Chicken By The Sea.”
The star had said those words to then-husband Nick Lachey on their reality show Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica, which ended in 2005 after three seasons, months before their split. Now married to Eric Johnson for four years and the mother of their son and daughter, Jessica, who began her career as a singer, has since moved on to concentrate on her fashion and beauty empire. She spent a year in 2012 mentoring contestants on Fashion Star and soon, she will make a reality TV return, briefly, in the name of family.
Jessica said she will make an appearance on sister and fellow singer Ashlee Simpson Ross’ new E! docu-series ASHLEE+EVAN with husband Evan Ross.
“I’m on their show, definitely, a for a big moment,” Jessica told E! News at the 2018 Beautycon event in Los Angeles on Saturday. “But really, the show is about their discovery in their music and in their relationship. It’s very exciting. They’re so cute together. I’m exciting for the world to see what I’ve already seen.”
Jessica spotted in Manhattan, NY on August 1, 2018 and August 2, 2018.
Jessica Simpson: Beauty Fiend is officially live!!!