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Sheree Whitfield hit with another lawsuit from another divorce attorney

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Being Sheree Whitfield’s divorce attorney is apparently hazardous to the bottom line.

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member allegedly owes two separate law firms more than $180,000 in divorce-related fees.

She first hired Levine & Smith as her divorce attorney in 2006 against her now former husband and NFL player Bob Whitfield.

In early 2009, Steve Montalto of Levine & Smith sued Sheree, saying she owed him more than $87,000 in unpaid fees related to her divorce. That situation has not been resolved yet, based on recent court filings.

In an interview today, Montalto said she has “ignored and stonewalled any effort to respond to post-judgment discovery about her assets and income,” he said.

He has asked a judge to force her to respond and to threaten her with incarceration. “She thinks she’s above the law,” Montalto said. He also has liens against Bob, her ex husband, which he has ignored.

Her next divorce attorney, Weinstock & Scavo, began working with her in 2007.

On June 10, the firm filed a civil lawsuit in Fulton County Superior Court for $96,190.18 in fees related to her divorce. (Interest, the lawsuit said, amounted to $18,709.07 of that total.)

The impetus for this lawsuit came after Bob Whitfield sold property in Atlanta last October. He wrote in court documents that he needed to sell the property to finish paying off his original $775,000 divorce settlement agreement with Whitfield he signed in 2005.

Weinstock & Scavo recorded a lien on March 19, 2009 in favor of the firm for unpaid attorneys’ fees and expenses owed by Sheree. The law firm claimed Bob Whitfield and the people buying his property were aware of the unpaid attorney’s lien but chose to ignore it.

In citing breach of contract, the law firm said “Ms. Whitfield has acted in bad faith, has been stubbornly litigious and has caused W&S unnecessary trouble and expense entitling W&S to an award of attorneys’ fees and costs of litigation in connection with this case.”

In an email  Tuesday morning, Whitfield wrote the following:

With all that’s going on in this world, what a shame you feel this is newsworthy….AGAIN!
Darling, these are the SAME disputes you spoke of LAST YEAR!

Bob is a defendant in the lawsuit as well. I emailed Bob’s attorney Alexander Rapasky, who is a defendant in the lawsuit, and have not gotten a response. I will update this if I get any response from the Whitfields or the attorney. I have also left a phone message with Weinstock & Scavo.

UPDATE: On Wednesday, I received a snippy email message from Sheree’s publicist. (I didn’t know she had a publicist!) Here it is in full:

I’m writing concerning your Radio & TV Talk article posted June 14, 2010 entitled Sheree Whitfield hit with another lawsuit from another divorce attorney.
Please be advised that Coleman Entertainment Group represents Ms. Sheree Whitfield, and that moving forward, it would be greatly appreciated if we may be consulted prior to publishing anything pertaining to her.
Copied below is a quote from her publicist, BJ Coleman, in response to your article.
“The recent legal allegations being made against my client Sheree Whitfield are simply ludicrous!  Sheree Whitfield is not someone who does not pay her bills.  She is a business woman, mother, and television star.  Her integrity, honesty and moral values have made her the successful woman she is today, and unfortunately these charges seem to stem from greedy individuals who seek to capitalize on her recent fame and notoriety.”
Kindest regards,
Sophy

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53 comments Add your comment

dick gazynna

June 14th, 2010
7:46 pm

not paying her bills? what a shocker

AtlNewsWriter

June 14th, 2010
7:47 pm

Classy Sheree. Real classy. Oh, you too Bob.

Brenda smith

June 14th, 2010
7:56 pm

This is so funny, this lady is pityful.She is not a real atlanta housewife she not even married i dont think she is even from here well i hope not.Real atlanta women dont act like that.We pay are debt and she act like she got it like that. Ha hah ha h ha lol please !!! hafa grow up aint you like sixty

Traci

June 14th, 2010
8:01 pm

Show up at a Bravo taping of the show. It’s not like you don’t know where she works. Garnish her wages.

Brenda"s Foe

June 14th, 2010
8:09 pm

Brenda, let me suggest that you do a grammer and spell check before publishing any comments. You sound illiterate!!! I am not a fan of Sheree’s, however I think she is laughing at you a little harder than you’re laughing at her.

Chief Wiggum

June 14th, 2010
8:23 pm

What irony, someone suggests a grammar check of someone, and they misspell GRAMMAR.

Are there any of these “real’ housewives that are anything other than pathetic gold-diggers or attention wh0res?

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Kiljoy

June 14th, 2010
8:43 pm

Wow! she’s cute

Yancy B

June 14th, 2010
8:45 pm

Keith
You must be writing from your trailer because you are IGNORANT!

Yancy B

June 14th, 2010
8:46 pm

Brenda Smith
Your spelling skills are in the toilet. Please focus on learning to spell before you blog in the future.

lisa

June 14th, 2010
8:49 pm

BAHAHAH Keith you too much and so very on point

Yancy B

June 14th, 2010
8:53 pm

Lisa, I guess you live in the trailer next to Keith because you people are the some of the most wicked crooks on the planet.

David

June 14th, 2010
8:53 pm

Can we get back to the subject here, PLEASE?

lrogers13

June 14th, 2010
8:58 pm

Aspire – while I agree that the remarks from Keith and Cheese were completely uncalled for, acting like black people don’t commit any of the “crimes” you’ve accused the white race of committing is almost as bad. The fact is, no race is above reproach.

lrogers13

June 14th, 2010
9:06 pm

And on the same token – Yancy B, ArtJazzRon, and uowemoney2: making fun of other races only brings you down to the same level as Keith and Cheese. Next time, try making a cogent, respectful, insightful argument.

Blog over

June 14th, 2010
9:09 pm

time for this blog to end.

David Milton

June 14th, 2010
9:12 pm

Atlanta so hood.

BlkDva

June 14th, 2010
9:12 pm

@Brenda Smith its our not are…..Learn how to spell before u make the Real Atlanta Women look like we dont have a education.

Greg

June 14th, 2010
9:14 pm

Who gives a damn about these people. No one cares..Doesn’t affect my life.. But I must say whats wrong with telling how you feel. Its okay to poke fun at whitey, Make fun of a sista? Please Have a nice day

LaShreeka J.

June 14th, 2010
9:22 pm

Yall just be hateing on Sheree cauze she be a rich black women and yall (whites) cant not stand it. Get over it and Sheree girl you keep on keeping own.

nursey

June 14th, 2010
9:23 pm

BlkDva:

1. In this case, “its” should be “it’s”. It is a contraction of the two words “it is”.
2. Ellipses (…..) do not apply in this situation; they are used to indicate an intentionally omitted word or phrase, and not a continuation of a thought (as you seem to be using them). When they are used, there should only be three.
3. Despite popular opinion, “u” is not a word. “You”, however, is.
4. “Dont” should be “don’t”. It is a contraction of the two words “do” and “not”.
5. “A education” should be “an education”.

artjazzRon

June 14th, 2010
9:25 pm

Every time some white male blogger cracks’ on black people, and we respned, someone always start that “Can’t We Get Just Get Along?” BS… Hell no, not now not ever.

Matt

June 14th, 2010
9:26 pm

lrogers13 is the only poster who “gets it” on this blog.

nursey

June 14th, 2010
9:27 pm

LaShreeka – between that name and the horrible, blatant misuse of the English language, you must be a white person trying to pose as black.

What's the world coming to?

June 14th, 2010
9:32 pm

Why does AJC print these stupid blogs? I guess they can’t sell papers, can’t sell AD’S so they try to sell TRASH! Shame on AJC!

nursey

June 14th, 2010
9:34 pm

Why does the AJC print these blogs. Because we (including you) obviously read and post on them.

brotha J

June 14th, 2010
9:39 pm

I thought I’d get a little insight of the this season’s show by taking a glimpse of what S. Whitfield has done so shameful yet again! Not bad mouthing the many many succsessful, insightful, and beautiful women of color that are in our wonderful metro, but let’s be honest, S. Whitfield is a mess! That’s what intrigues us on the program. I thank all of you for the humor in your comments. THANK YOU and have a wonderful day Tuesday!

Just Looking

June 14th, 2010
9:40 pm

How sad, some of these comments.

It’s quite sobering to think that the person sitting 2 seats away from you at work could be posting the most vile things on the internet about people who look like you.

Marcus Graham

June 14th, 2010
9:57 pm

Maybe she can pay it off with fashions from her fashion line….

over the racist comments

June 14th, 2010
9:59 pm

people of all colors—-dont pay bills—people of all colors—-dont take care of their business—its the individual not the color of the individuals skin….this city never does cease to amaze me. She is just another example of a person living way above their means—-a common problem in all races of people

Zenner Hater

June 14th, 2010
10:01 pm

Great Job Sheree… I am proud of you. Weinstock & Scavo, deserves exactly what they are getting. I am a ex employee of that DUMP and they do not deserve to be paid. Screw them all…..

PR

June 14th, 2010
10:06 pm

Just another sister who thinks she’s above the law. Throw he ugly fat a$$ in jail,she be at home there.

Sharee W.

June 14th, 2010
10:07 pm

Who gon’ check me boo???

Disgusted

June 14th, 2010
10:25 pm

How sad is it that this article can spawn such racist remarks. This has nothing to do with black or white, but of course some racist has to go there. Isn’t this 2010? What a shame, it’s actually pretty disgusting.

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