4:58 PM PT — Julia’s camp just fired back at her estranged husband, claiming the account in question is a joint account … and claiming it’s the same place her hubby pulled funds from to pay his divorce lawyers.
JH’s attorney, Marty Singer, tells TMZ … “The claims against Julia Haart are not based in fact and an attempt for Silvio Scaglia to take the attention off of his own history of failed investments, ( La Perla, Babelgum, Yewno). In fact, the company still owned by Scaglia that has any value is the company that was run by Haart, who took over the operations of the business and as a result, its valuation has increased over 5 times from $90 million to $500 million.”
Singer adds … “The account that is the basis of a lawsuit is a jointly owned account, and the same account that Mr. Scaglia used to pay his own divorce lawyers. Earlier today Julia filed an action in the Delaware Court of Chancery to address the actions taken by Mr. Scaglia, including her unauthorized purported termination.”
Julia Haart, the star of Netflix’s “My Unorthodox Life,” is getting dragged into court by her estranged hubby … who claims she made off with $850k from a company account.
Silvio Scaglia and Freedom Holding Inc. are suing Julia … claiming she misappropriated the funds after finding out she was going to be dismissed as the CEO at Elite World Group.
Silvio runs EWG, a subsidiary of Freedom Holding, and in a lawsuit, he says she made the huge withdrawal on Tuesday, the day after finding out she was getting the ax.
It’s interesting … the alleged withdrawal went down the day before Julia filed to divorce Silvio after 3 years of marriage.
In docs, obtained by TMZ, Silvio claims he gave Julia a 50% stake in Freedom Holding back in 2019, and she became the CEO of EWG that same year … a job that gave her access to the company bank account.
Julia’s ex claims they met in January to discuss company finances and agreed to place limits on what she could withdraw … no more than $250k to cover a mortgage, rent and living expenses, and he claims she took out $250k shortly after that agreement was made.
Silvio says EWG sent a letter to Julia outlining reasons for her dismissal, and it cites an alleged increase in costs and expenses beyond the budget. It also blames Haart for the company’s failure to raise new money.
Silvio claims Julia swiped the money as retaliation for getting fired, and he’s suing to get back the $850k, plus damages.
We reached out to Julia … so far, no word back.
Originally Published — 9:37 AM PT