Bethenny Frankel turned her appearance on "Real Housewives of New York City" into a burgeoning empire, and now her ex-managers are claiming she owes them, big.
Raw Talent, Inc., the agency that represented Frankel, has filed a claim in Los Angeles Superior Court stating that they are owed $12 million in unpaid commissions. They are also seeking up to $100 million in punitive damages.
Frankel signed with Raw Talent, Inc. in 2008, and at that time agreed to pay the agency a 10-percent commission. Representatives of Raw Talent claim that Frankel sought their advice on her Skinnygirl cocktail line, but then fired the company just before the successful business venture took off.
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Frankel's many business ventures - which include books, workout DVDs, clothing, and the low-calorie drink line Skinnygirl - are rumored to be worth around $120 million.