DJ Envy, whose actual identify is RaaShaun Casey, has filed a movement to dismiss a lawsuit that accused him of actual property fraud on Wednesday.
In a lawsuit filed final month, Envy, alongside together with his enterprise companions Cesar Pina and Jennifer Pina, have been accused of taking practically $2 million in investments from plaintiffs, Anthony Barone and Anthony Martini. The 2 plaintiffs declare that they invested in two actual property ventures, the Taylor Firm and Flip 2 Dao, however Envy and the Pinas took the cash with out following up on the venture. They declare that the defendants used the funds to help their extravagant existence and/or to repay different buyers.
Envy is now asking the court docket to dismiss the case with prejudice. In accordance with court docket paperwork obtained by The Shade Room, Envy says he isn’t (and by no means was) an worker or consultant of the Taylor Firm or Flip 2 Dao. He goes on to say that he believes the plaintiffs deliberately included him within the lawsuit solely to take advantage of the truth that he’s a widely known particular person and to sensationalize the case.
The paperwork additionally embrace textual content messages between Anthony Barone and DJ Envy the place Barone opened up in regards to the points he was having with the Pinas. Envy believes that Barone was reaching out to see if he may receive extra info relating to Cesar and his spouse, however Envy defined that he was not concerned with the Pina’s with respect to the Taylor Residences Undertaking and Flip 2 Dao.
Cesar corroborated Envy’s story, agreeing that The Breakfast Membership co-host is just not, and by no means was, a member of Flip 2 Dao. He went on to say that Anthony Barone, his spouse, and himself are the one members of Flip 2 Dao, nevertheless, Flip 2 Dao might have included Mr. Casey’s identify in a sure flip deck discussing the enterprise, a transfer that was achieved with out his data and consent.
Except for having no involvement with the Taylor Firm or Flip 2 Dao, Envy additionally claims to be a sufferer himself. He says he invested $500,000 in a separate venture with the Pina’s to renovate and reposition a former faculty into an house constructing. The Pinas promised Envy that they might return his preliminary funding inside one yr and would obtain a month-to-month dividend of about $17,000. Nonetheless, he has but to obtain any distributions or return of capital in reference to this venture. They’re set to return to court docket on September eighth.