New Details Emerge About Chelsea Houska’s $4 Million Lawsuit

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New details have emerged regarding former “Teen Mom 2” star Chelsea Houska’s ongoing lawsuit with consulting company Envy Branding, her former business partner.

Houska, her husband Cole DeBoer, and the couple’s manager William Dzombak were named as defendants in the action, which was filed by Envy in April 2020. In their lawsuit, the consulting firm claims the DeBoers withheld money generated from social media promotions.

Here’s what you need to know:

New Details Emerge in Chelsea’s Ongoing Lawsuit

The lawsuit made headlines in March 2023 after the parties stated they had “completed discovery,” a legal term that describes the process of gathering evidence. In a March 10 letter to the judge, obtained by Heavy, the parties stated they “do not seek a settlement conference at this time.”

Disputes that are not resolved through a pre-trial settlement can move on to trial, where a judge or jury decides the case.

The news comes weeks after Envy requested an “extension of the discovery deadline” on January 23 according to court documents.

In the letter to the judge, Envy explained the need for the extension, citing Houska’s “scheduling conflicts.”

“The extension is necessary to accommodate two issues. First, we have experienced scheduling conflicts with a single remaining deposition witness, Defendant Chelsea DeBoer,” the letter reads.

Envy asked the judge to extend the discovery deadline until the final deposition was completed on February 23 to account for “any additional discovery that may arise from the deposition.”

Envy’s recent request was not the first time an extension was sought in the case.

According to The U.S Sun, Houska and DeBoer requested to “postpone the deadline to complete fact discovery and depositions” in December 2022. The judge granted the request, extending the deadline from November 30 to January 31. The judge granted another extension in 2021 when Chelsea requested to postpone her deposition because of her pregnancy, the outlet reported.

A pre-motion conference is scheduled for Tuesday, April 11 at 3 p.m. in New York City, according to court documents.

Why Is Chelsea Being Sued?

The lawsuit began in April 2020 when the company sued Houska and her husband Cole DeBoer for $3 million, accusing the couple of “breach of contract” and “withholding money made through social media promotions,” Heavy previously reported.

According to court documents obtained by Heavy in 2022, Envy accused Chelsea and her husband of not paying the company royalties on brand collaborations.

Envy later filed an Amended Complaint to the lawsuit, adding Houska and DeBoer’s companies “Down Home DeBoer, Aubree Says, Dakota Ln LLC, and DeBoer Holding Company” as defendants and increased the damages amount to $4 million, Heavy reported in October 2022.

According to court documents, Houska and DeBoer responded with a countersuit in May 2020, denying any wrongdoing and stating the consulting company owed them $150,000. Envy denied the couple’s countersuit claims.

What Is Chelsea Houska’s Net Worth?

Since making her reality TV debut on the hit MTV show “16 and Pregnant” over a decade ago, Houska has gone on to launch a home decor brand and home design business. She also stars in the new HGTV show, “Down Home Fab.”

In January 2023, The U.S Sun reported Houska’s net worth was between $1-2 million. The Cinemaholic echoed The U.S Sun’s report, placing Houska’s net worth at as high as $2 million.

In June 2022, Life&Style magazine released a list of the top earning “Teen Mom” stars based on their reported net worths. Houska scored the number six spot on the list, ranking below Amber Portwood, Kailyn Lowry, Catelynn Lowell, Maci Bookout, and Farrah Abraham.

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