Alyssa Milano has filed a $10 million lawsuit against her former business manger, Kenneth Hellie and his firm Hellie, Hoffer & Co.
Milano alleges Hellie forged her signature on checks, failed to pay overdue bills and taxes, and coerced her into making bad investments into a business of which he was also an investor, all of which left her and her husband David Bugliari "millions of dollars in debt and their credit in ruins."
The former "Charmed" star took to Twitter to confirm the story writing, "Sadly, this is true. Thank you to everyone for their concern. I appreciate your support."
Milano alleges her finances began to take a turn for the worse after Hellie’s mismanagement of a home remodeling project led her and Bugliari to spend $5 million on a house that is worth at most $3 million. The couple says they also racked up $376,950 in fines after accountants failed to notify them of building code violations.
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In February 2016, Milano alleges she learned Hellie had made eight late payments on her mortgage in the span of 14 months and neglected to pay her income taxes for 2013 and 2014, leading to more penalties.
Milano also stated that Hellie lifted her signature onto a wire authorization, putting $351,000 of her money toward a parking lot of which he was also an investor, all without her knowledge. Milano has yet to see a return on the investment.
Once he was fired in June of 2015, Milano claims that Hellie cut himself a check for $26,000 after she refused to pay him for "professional services."
Hellie denies any blame in the situation. "I’d like to say something. Obviously a lot of it’s like the Johnny Depp situation. I can’t say anything just yet," he stated on Saturday.