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Peter Thomas Gets Slapped with a Lawsuit for Bar One Venture

Photo Credit: Bravo

Photo Credit: Bravo

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

And yet another “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star is racking up legal troubles. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution via Access Atlanta, Cynthia Bailey’s husband Peter Thomas just got slapped with a hefty lawsuit for his Bar One venture.

Apparently Peter owes over $100,000 in rent:

Peter Thomas, Cynthia Bailey’s husband seen frequently on Bravo’s hit show “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” is being accused of not paying all his bills at his Atlanta bar Bar One.

His landlord, Eloshua Elliott and Showtime Cafe, filed a complaint in Fulton County superior court saying Thomas owes more than $100,000. The charges: “defendant breached a lease agreement by failing to pay rent and other fees including late fees, bank charges, real estate property taxes and unpaid utilities.”

The lawsuit said Thomas hasn’t paid his rent of $10,000 a month since March, 2013 through the end of the year. (Late fees are another $5,000.)

Elliott also separately filed a complaint against Thomas’ entertainment group for the property across the street at 670 Memorial Drive which houses the Bailey Agency, Bailey’s modeling and talent company. There, he owes more than $29,000, the complaint said.

 

 

Peter tells the publication that all of this is just a misunderstanding and the problem is his primary landlord. According to Peter, the money he’s been paying for rent has not been passed on to First Fidelity Bank for the mortgage owed:

Peter Thomas, in an exclusive interview this afternoon, said the problem is his primary landlord Showtime Cafe for the Bar One property. (Elliott is partial land owner.) Prior to March, he said they had been taking his money for a year and not passing it on to the bank First Fidelity for the mortgage they owe. He said Showtime is in foreclosure proceedings and according to Loopnet, the property was auctioned off in October, 2013 but does not say to whom (Thomas’ attorney recommended he not release the names of the owners of Showtime.)

Starting last March, he started placing his rental payments in escrow with his attorney until Showtime straightened out its issues with its bank.

“I’ve been caught in the middle of the crossfire,” Thomas said. In reality, he has no problem financially paying his rent.

Amanda is a TV junkie with a passion for all things reality television. She's from Decatur, GA.

12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. v

    February 19, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Drop that “Nae Nae” off post!!! HA !, lol

    • SMH

      February 19, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      LOL!

  2. My 2 Cents

    February 19, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    How many times is Peter going to start up these flop businesses and throw away Cynthia’s money?

    • Gretta

      February 19, 2014 at 4:08 pm

      Until there is no money left. Cynthia doesn’t have enough sense to shut him down.

  3. Hershey

    February 19, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    This sounds like one huge mess. Peter won’t stop until they have to file for bankruptcy.

  4. Queen

    February 19, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    So is this why Peter and Cynthia have been doing the absolute most this season? I guess they have try their hardest to stay on the show now.

  5. Anonymous

    February 19, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Typical.

  6. Jasmine

    February 19, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    I mean damn does he make any money?! Every time I turn around he’s throwing some away!

  7. Nessa

    February 19, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    I am not surprised.

  8. Anonymous

    February 19, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    So when is Cynthia going to get a backbone and stop allowing Peter to waste her money on this mess? I guess never. Hell I’m still waiting on her to stand up to NeNe. lol

  9. Veronica

    February 19, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Surprise, surprise (not).

  10. Anonymous

    February 19, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    come get your man Cynthia!

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