Someone here is a big, FAT liar!
In the August 29 issue of In Touch magazine, Skinny Cow‘s founder Sam Pugliese claims Bethenny Frankel got the idea for Skinnygirl Cocktails from his ice cream company.
Not only did the Real Housewives star steal his brand’s name, he says she went to his office a couple of years ago to ask for business advice.
According to Pugliese:
“I tried to help her, but … she’s a little wacky — I basically threw her out of my office.”
On Wednesday, the RHONY personality released a statement, denying these accusations!
According to a Skinnygirl spokesperson:
“The allegations by Sam Pugliese, published by Bauer Publishing’s In Touch Weekly, are baseless and without merit. Skinnygirl is a wholly-separate, federally registered, trademark that was developed independently by Ms. Frankel.”
Frankel’s camp adds:
“Any assertion to the contrary is inaccurate and defamatory and will be treated accordingly… Skinnygirl and Ms. Frankel will not tolerate irresponsible press and will hold accountable anyone attempting to damage the thriving international brand she created and built from inception.”
We just hope the truth comes out!
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