(cut) Lindsay Lohan has been accused of stealing (paste) again, only this time she allegedly did it digitally.
Lindsay Lohan is facing an ugly legal battle after she and her younger brother, Michael Jr., allegedly lifted the idea for a fashion e-commerce site from a former business associate.
After completing 90 days in rehab last year, Lohan and Michael Jr. are said to have struck a deal with tech entrepreneur Fima Potik to collaborate on his startup, Spotted Friend, a mobile application that allows users to access celebrities’ and friends’ “virtual closets” to identify the designers and buy items from them. (source)
Fast forward to 2014 and Michael Jr. is raising money for something called Vigme: a “social shopping community.” Hmmm…
“If Lindsay buys something, it goes into her [virtual] closet. People see what’s in her closet. If someone else buys [the same item], it puts money into Lindsay’s pocket.”
Sounds a lot like Spotted Friend, no?
“In 2014, after being members of the company for over a year, without any warning, the Lohans and Mr. Roth launched a competing company and improperly took proprietary information and intellectual property from Spotted Friend to start the new business. We intend to take all action necessary…to protect Spotted Friend’s and Mr. Potik’s legal rights and commercial interests.”
Of course, Lindsay, Michael and their lawyer deny the accusations. And besides, even if they did “borrow” the idea, it’s understandable. Fake acting awards don’t pay the bills, plus how long is Lindsay expected to get by on just $40,000 for doing a single interview anyway? Sheesh.
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