Vivica Fox Sued Over Messy Male Revue
According to The Jasmine Brand, Vivica Fox has been served with some serious allegations from a reported former business partner. The actress is being sued for libel, slander and intentional interference with contractual relations by “Chocolate City” film director Jean-Claude LaMarre.
After directing a successful “male stripper” movie, he says he approached Fox with the idea to do the T.V. show. Hence, Vivica’s Black Magic, which aired on Lifetime.
LaMarre now says Fox swiped his male review idea from under his nose and tried to turn the dancers against him, by threatening their pay checks.
Business ties reportedly went sour between Fox and LaMarre after she made an appearance on The Breakfast Club, stating that the male strip show was NOT for gays. The LGBT community didn’t like Viv’s tone and neither did LaMarre. That’s when it seems the two began to campaign against each other, splitting the male revue in half. The complaint says Vivica forced the dancers to choose who to rock with– at the expense of their jobs.
From the report, LaMarre’s attorneny writes in the compalint:
LaMarre believed that the exposure and publicity that Black Magic Live would receive from the reality series would dwarf any negative impact from the perception of an actor, Fox, running his business. Fox began a campaign of defamation against LaMarre, telling the dancers that LaMarre didn’t care about them, was exploiting them, and taking advantage of them, and now that they were on the brink of celebrity, they no longer needed LaMarre. Fox also began advertising her Xplicit Minds shows as dancers ‘from Vivica’s Black Magic.’
LaMarre also says Vivica actively tried to interfere with promotions for his show by calling it a “fake,” and telling her fans to avoid “Black Magic” like the plague according to TMZ. Yikes!