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Fab Flash: Jimmy Choo Founder Tamara Mellon Sues Mom

Tamara Mellon, founder of the famed Jimmy Choo shoes, served her mother, former Chanel model Ann Yeardye, with a $10 million lawsuit yesterday.

The suit cites breach of contract: both Yeardye and Mellon formerly held a stake in Jimmy Choo, but when they sold the business in 2004, Yeardye allegedly received stock in error that should rightfully have gone to Mellon. Yeardye supposedly refuses to return the stock, and thus Mellon said yesterday: "It is with immense sadness that I take this action, but I see no other way to protect my daughter's interests, which are my paramount concern. The property in question was to help secure my daughter's future, and I am baffled by my mother's refusal to return assets which rightfully do not belong to her." What an unfortunate situation.

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JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
That is crazy. I'd never go into business with family or friends because it can't turn out well.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
So sad when issues like this happen. Tamara deserves her money back and has every right to it and for her mom to refuse like this is horrible. Terrible when a family gets broken.
shulemina shulemina 8 years
I don't understand how a mother can put money before her children. what kind of family they are....if you can call "that" a family...sad.
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 8 years
OH dear...time and time again, family/friends and business don't mix.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
Yeahhh ... I don't know ... I've never liked Tamara Mellon as a person, after watching, reading several interviews with her and learning how she came to earn her place at AKA "found" Jimmy Choo.
paine paine 8 years
This just goes to show, even if that person shares the same DNA than you and it hurts you.. it means you should get away for them. see..you can´t even trust certain members of your family gggeeeezz.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Yea gezz....greedy...
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