Reality star Julia Haart is being sued for almost $500,000 by the lawyer who helped her get a divorce, Page Six can exclusively reveal.
In papers filed on December 1 with the New York State Supreme Court, lawyer Adria Hillman says the “My Unorthodox Life” star owes her $413,110.70.
But Haart’s new attorney said that Haart has the “right to dispute charges.”
According to the papers, Haart hired Hillman back in February. She and her ex-husband, Silvio Scaglia, are currently in a long, heated legal battle.
Haart filed for divorce in the same month just hours after being fired from Elite World Group a fashion and talent agency that Scaglia bought in 2011. In 2019, Haart was named co-owner and CEO of the company.
Source saw court papers that said Hillman who is being represented by Richard A. Klass, gave legal services “in connection with negotiating a separation agreement and/or representation in a matrimonial action.”
Hillman’s website says that she focuses on “hands-on help with legal separation, divorce, prenuptial/postnuptial agreements and all complex financial and custody issues in family law.”
She wants the amount owed plus interest from June onward.
Haart’s new attorney Nancy Chemtob told us, “Julia Haart is a very honest person. She wouldn’t not pay an attorney or other person unless there was a good reason. She can argue about charges and work product.”
Haart’s divorce has been very messy, and the second season of her reality show is now covering it.
Scaglia says that Haart stole from Elite World Group to pay for her own lavish lifestyle. For example, Scaglia says that Haart bought designer clothes and got a boob job on the “company dime”
Haart has said that the accusations are “ridiculous” and that “I’ve never taken a dime that wasn’t mine.”
They have also battled over a $132,000 company Bentley.
In May, she failed in her attempt to show that she owns half of Elite World, Scaglia’s multimillion-dollar fashion business.
At the time, a representative for Haart told Page Six, “told everyone, including bankers, investors, employees and Julia herself, that they were equal partners. The order from today is not the final one. When the judge’s final decision comes out we’ll have more to say.”
In August Haart failed in her attempt to get a restraining order by showing that Scaglia had hurt her. “Neither party showed fear, and neither party was scared, especially not Wife,” the judge ruled.
She did, however, win the right to use and live in their $65 million Tribeca triplex which was part of their marriage.
Haart has been going out with a mystery man and she was seen kissing him in the Hamptons this summer. Scaglia is already married to Michelle-Marie Heinemann a socialite he met two months after he broke up with Haart.
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