Bravo may have to rename this show “The Legal Woes of the Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
Sheree Whitfield recently dismissed an appeal that sought alimony from her ex-husband Bob Whitfield, saying the former NFL player was now broke.
Now Sheree herself is being sued for more than $87,000 by her former legal representative for the divorce, Levine & Smith. The complaint, dated Feb. 2, 2009, and filed at the Superior Court of Fulton County, states that Sheree Whitfield owes $69,343.98 in principal going back to May 10, 2006. Interest on the unpaid amount, based on a monthly interest rate of 1.5%, is $17,832.93 through January 31, 2009, according to the filing.
According to the complaint:
“Defendent’s refusal to pay said debt as agreed constitutes an act of bad faith and has caused the Plaintiff unnecessary trouble and expense, thereby entitling Plaintff to an award of its expenses of litigation, including reasonable attorney’s fees in an amount to be proven by the evidence at trial.”
Steven Montalto, the attorney representing Levine & Smith, said Thursday that the firm has been unable to find Sheree Whitfield in order to serve her the summons and a copy of the complaint.
Since Thursday evening, efforts by the AJC to reach Sheree Whitfield for comment have been unsuccessful.
Mediatakeout.com has also reported that Whitfield was caught speeding a couple weeks ago and requested a government attorney, claiming no assets. We are still trying to track down the document posted on the Web site.
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” is currently shooting season two.