Celebrity News December 05, 2012
Designer War! Tory Burch vs. Chris Burch: Spying Accusations Fly
Designer Tory Burch's legal battle against ex-husband Chris Burch has dissolved into accusations of corporate espionage and accusations of financial impropriety.
In court papers obtained by “Extra,” Tory accused Chris of spying on her company, claiming a Russian billionaire helped Chris steal company secrets by placing a double agent on the board.
The papers allege Chris Burch had a secret “financial relationship” with billionaire investor Len Blavatnik -- despite the fact that Blavatnik is also a big investor in Tory Burch's company and controls a seat on its board.
Chris, who started his own business "C Wonder" last year, alleges that Tory is "creating false accusations" to force him off. He filed a lawsuit in October, claiming the Tory Burch label was blocking efforts to sell his 28 percent stake in the company for upward of $600 million.
There has been no comment from either Burch camp.