Real Housewives of Atlanta Star Cynthia Bailey Accused of Fraud [Details]
Rucuss staffMarch 23, 2014
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey has been accused of running a scam on The Bailey Agency School of Fashion website.
A Atlanta woman reached out to CBS 46 to complain about being scammed by the company. The website has a monthly contest ‘The Bailey Babies’ where contestants can submit modeling photos for a $20 entry fee for a chance to be featured on the site. Winners were to be chosen monthly with a portion of the proceeds donated to charity.
Dorothy Lewis alerted the TV station that the site hasn’t been updated since October 2013, and the Bailey Agency is still accepting entries along with a $20 entry fee. And to make matters worse, the charity benefiting from the contest, Atlanta Diaper Relief, shut down six months ago.
“First of all I think that’s a very negative approach to the whole situation, that’s not like their $20 wasn’t being used for what it was intended for,” Bailey told CBS 46. “It’s just a matter of us being in transition on our side and we were just behind on the website. But now it’s updated.”
Bailey also issued a statement:
“The program is not revenue driven. The Bailey Babies Contest was created in the spirit of giving moms with young babies a platform to give their children exposure. This was a fun & inexpensive way to involve young babies in the school since they are obviously too young to participate in any of the other school programs that are offered. The program was also developed for the purpose of extending our brand out to people outside of the Atlanta area that support and want to be a part of The Bailey Agency. I apologize for any negligence on my part as far as my staff not keeping the website properly updated. I hope after receiving all the correct and updated information from me personally, you can appreciate the sincerity of my intentions. I appreciate you for bringing this important matter to my attention. I can assure The Bailey Babies mommies that this will not be an issue going forward. Thank you for providing the opportunity to address this matter.”
Since the mishap, Cynthia has changed the charity to Kile’s World, which was founded by Usher Raymond’s ex-wife Tameka Raymond in honor of her son Kile Glover.
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