“Dancing With the Stars” co-host Brooke Burke and her boyfriend, former “Baywatch” actor David Charvet, are caught up in a lawsuit claiming they knowingly bought stolen merchandise from a high-end L.A. store.
Burke was deposed in the case in late May, and snippets of her videotaped testimony have turned up on RadarOnline. In the brief excerpt that was leaked, she appears rather annoyed with the plaintiff’s attorney who’s questioning her; other than making her look testy, there’s not much there.
The lawsuit was filed by EuroConcepts, which sells expensive kitchen and bath fixtures, against an employee of the company’s L.A. showroom, Zalfa “Zee” Halaby, Burke, Charvet and numerous other people. It alleges that Halaby sold items from EuroConcepts to Burke and Charvet at a deep discount, then pocketed the money for herself.
]]>Marty Singer (who did not represent her in the May deposition), calls the suit “ridiculous and frivolous.”
“The reckless conduct of spewing lies to the media and releasing Ms. Burke’s deposition will not cause either Brooke Burke or David Charvet to pay one penny to EuroConcepts because they allegedly hired a corrupt employee,” Singer tells Radar.
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