My Unorthodox Life star Julia Haart is battling her expropriated husband’s allegations that she “illegally” withdrew $ 850,000 from their company’s account.
Haart, 50, filed for divorce last month, just hours after 63-year-old Silvio Scalia fired her as CEO, co-owner and chief creative officer of Elite World Group (EWG), a talent media agency. which he acquired in 2011.
In a new lawsuit received by DailyMail.com, Haart responded to her “wrongful” termination, claiming that Scalia called her “the best CEO they’ve had” several times, and she claims she never took salary from EWG.
She also claims in the documents that she continues to personally pay salaries to selected employees, as well as to department heads and other employees who leave or are fired.
A source told DailyMail.com that Haart’s main concern was that “the company she worked hard for would not be sold to pay Silvio’s debts.”
Julia Haart starred in the popular Netflix series, which focuses on her life in the fashion industry after leaving the strict orthodox Jewish religion in which she grew up
Haart was fired as CEO of Elite World Group last month, hours before filing for divorce from her estranged husband Silvio Scalia for nearly three years
Julia Haart’s full email to EWG staff
First of all, I would like to thank the many people in this email and throughout the company who have come forward with support and assistance over the last two weeks. Your loyalty, grace and dedication to our mission at EWG will be rewarded.
I would like to apologize that my personal circumstances and my divorce from Silvio have affected our business so much – obviously, the ill-considered decisions, false allegations and the consequences of the last two weeks have not been mine. Unfortunately, these tactics have undermined our business, challenged our trust and devalued the tremendous progress we have made. Although we have certainly lost ground in the many advances we have made together, I am confident that with time and dedication we can rise even stronger than before.
As you probably know, I intend to fight vigorously for my role in this organization and to remove these obviously false allegations, which were recklessly imposed in the press. Today, my team filed the following action in Delaware (link). Given the substantial evidence provided, we are confident of a speedy court decision. I look forward to leaving this issue behind and continuing to build for the future together. I look forward to seeing you soon.
At your disposal,
Haart starred in the popular Netflix series, which focuses on her life in the fashion industry after leaving the strict orthodox Jewish religion in which she grew up.
New court documents say Haart has turned the EWG for the better.
“As a result of Haart’s tenure as CEO of EWG, she transformed a business that had a significant downward trajectory of less than $ 90 million when Scaglia ran EWG into a business of well over $ 500 million.
Scalia admitted to investment bankers in mid-2021 and later when he tried to present to the public that “Haart is the CEO and a real force behind the success and status of EWG in the industry.”
“In 2022, Scalia has repeatedly stated that she is ‘afraid of Julia’ and ‘Julia is the best CEO she has ever had,’ the document said.
A source told DailyMail.com that Haart contacted the company’s staff by email to express her feelings for them and the business as a whole.
“I would like to extend my heartfelt apologies that my personal circumstances and Silvio’s divorce have affected our business so much – apparently hasty decisions, false allegations and the consequences of the last two weeks have not been mine,” Haart said in a statement. email to staff.
“Unfortunately, these tactics have undermined our business, challenged our confidence and reduced the tremendous progress we have made. “While we have certainly lost ground in the many advances we have made together, I am confident that with time and dedication we can rise even stronger than before,” she added.
The couple’s divorce was anything but friendly.
Last month, Haart filed a temporary restraining order against her husband, a technology entrepreneur she claims was involved in “harassing” her during their marriage.
In a new lawsuit received by DailyMail.com, Haart fought against her “wrongful” termination, claiming that Scalia called her “the best CEO they’ve ever had” several times in writing, and she claims she never did not receive a salary from the EWG
Scalia accused Haart of “illegally” withdrawing $ 850,000 from the company’s account, and she accused him of “withdrawing millions to invest in SHS Asset Management and finance its extravagant lifestyle.”
The Moscow-born New Yorker claims that the Swiss-born businessman, who grew up in Italy, was involved in “rude, harassment, unauthorized behavior” for “illegal termination”, blocking access to the EWG office, disrupting her corporate credit cards, stopping the telephone services in their marriage home and the termination of her assistants.
“We will not respond to the many lies and baseless personal slanders in Ms. Haart’s case in Delaware, except to trust the court to determine the facts and the law,” Silvio’s lawyers told People.
“We will note, however, that Ms. Haart does not seem to have taken the time to read the company’s management documents on who owns the shares that control the company.”
A source told DailyMail.cm that Haart’s main concern was that “the company she worked hard for would not be sold by paying off Silvio’s debts and financing his new company.”
Julia’s lawyer, Marty Singer, meanwhile, said the EWG’s valuation had more than quadrupled from $ 90 million to $ 500 million since she took over.
Haart first met Scaglia in 2016 while working as the creative director of the luxury lingerie line La Perla, which he acquired in 2013.
The founder of Fastweb has three adult children from his marriage to Monica Ashei, which ended in 2018.
Julia Haart, co-founder of + Body, has four children – Batsheva, 28, Miriam, 21, Shlomo, 26, and Aron, 15, from her 23-year marriage to Josef Handler, which ended in 2014.
On February 2, Julia announcements that filming has begun for the second season of her reality series on Netflix, which will no doubt describe the divorce in detail.
Haart, who left her ultra-Orthodox Haredin community in 2013, will release her 416-page memoir Brazen: My Unorthodox Journey from Long Sleeves to Lingerie on April 12.