It wasn’t as peachy as she thought.
Claudia Jordan claims the parent company of Just Peachy wine fired her for allegedly supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.
The former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star, 47, filed a lawsuit on Monday against Biagio Cru and Estate Wines in the Southern District of New York and alleged her public support of justice for black people who had been unlawfully mistreated by police led to the termination of her contract in late 2018.
According to the lawsuit obtained by Page Six, Jordan began working with the company in 2016. She claimed she was to promote and market the Just Peachy brand, and in return receive three percent ownership of the brand and three percent of all the money it earned.
Jordan claims that in 2018, Biagio stopped paying her and attempted to “terminate the contract due to Jordan’s alleged support for the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement,” the documents allege. She also claims the company stated that Jordan’s social media posts were “too slanted,” and as a result, allegedly unlawfully attempted to break their contract with Jordan because they “did not agree with Jordan’s political views on racial issues in 2018.”
“Jordan contends that race placed a part in Biagio’s actions. We will see what a jury has to say about it,” Jordan’s attorney, Christopher Brown, said in a statement. “Attempting to terminate contracts in support of African-Americans against police brutality is not something I think the public will tolerate.”
Biagio argues that they terminated her contract because it was an “at will” contract.
Attorneys for Biagio stated they will “vigorously defend against the false claims asserted” by Jordan and will take any legal actions “associated with false and defamatory statements published” by her.
Jordan is suing for breach of contract and is looking for more than $500,000 in damages.