Judge: Jamie McCourt’s former security chief’s costume needs beefing up
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Former head of his family’s security team Jamie McCourt will need to back up his lawsuit against the former Los Angeles Dodger CEO so he can move forward with all of his claims alleging that she unfairly cut him off from the millions they’ve amassed over a long-standing business partnership, a judge ruled.
Santa Monica Superior Court Judge Mark H. Epstein issued a lengthy ruling Wednesday in response to a petition from ex-wife of ex-Dodger owner Frank McCourt – who turns 68 on Sunday – and other defendants in the June 30 lawsuit filed by plaintiff Jeff Fuller, requesting the dismissal of various claims.
Fuller is asking for a 50% share of the property he says is owed to him after McCourt allegedly violated their agreement earlier this year.
Epstein decided Fuller could go ahead with his breach of contract allegations, that McCourt was putting his interests ahead of his own, and that he would have been the victim of both emotional suffering and malicious eviction.
“Fuller alleges, at least in part, that the McCourt defendants were involved in converting the assets of his partnership and depriving him of income, and also forcibly removing him from a property he claims to have owned ( at least in part) at gunpoint, “judge wrote.
However, the judge said Fuller’s claims of implied reliance, injunction and specific execution were legal remedies, not causes of action. He gave Fuller 30 days to file an amended complaint.
In their court documents, McCourt’s attorneys describe Fuller as a “bona fide con artist who claims he is entitled to half the assets of his wealthy former companion.”
No partnership ever existed between Fuller and McCourt, according to court documents from McCourt’s attorneys, who state that the plaintiff’s claims to the contrary are “a complete fabrication.”
The McCourts bought the Dodgers in 2004 for $ 400 million and Fuller was put in charge of their family’s safety in 2006, the lawsuit says.
“A trusted employee and loyal family man, Jeff Fuller enjoyed a highly respected reputation in the community as a senior security analyst, consultant and strategist,” the lawsuit said.
In April 2008, McCourt and Fuller had “started a romantic relationship,” says the lawsuit.
In 2009, after a bitter loss to the Dodgers in the playoffs, Frank McCourt fired his wife from her managerial role with the team for having an inappropriate relationship with a junior employee and Fuller was dismissed from his post for making the same with a superior, the costume indicates.
Jamie McCourt then filed for divorce.
“Cohabiting exclusively with each other, Jamie McCourt would tell Fuller his version of the details of the events of the (divorce) proceedings in court,” says the trial.
McCourt finally said to Fuller, “Look, if you devote your life to me, I will dedicate my life to you. You will never have to worry about money again, ”the lawsuit says.
Fuller relied on McCourt’s alleged promises that if the partnership were to end, the couple would divide everything equally, according to the lawsuit.
“Whenever they were apart for a period of time, they spoke daily, as husband and wife,” the costume states.
During their time between Malibu and Napa, Fuller “sacrificed his own personal dreams to stand next and support Jamie McCourt,” according to the costume.
In 2012, Fuller and McCourt formed Good Shepard Motorsports LLC, an auto racing company that competed in professional off-road racing, and the plaintiff invented a personality known as “Robert Acer,” the lawsuit says. GSM has started a humanitarian mission, the Robert Acer Project, to help, educate, feed and support children in Mexico, according to the complaint.
McCourt and Fuller went to Rome to see their friend, actor Will Ferrell, while filming “Zoolander 2”, and the plaintiff traveled back and forth between the United States and Paris to handle the partnership interests of the couple after McCourt was appointed ambassador to France and Monaco. by President Trump in 2017, the suit says.
But in February, McCourt unexpectedly told Fuller through an intermediary that she was ending their business partnership and armed guards ordered her out of Napa property in March, according to the lawsuit.
McCourt’s term as ambassador to France and Monaco ended earlier this year.
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