If you needed another reason to tune into Joe Zee‘s heartwarming reality show on the Sundance channel in which the outsize fashion personality plays fairy godmother to struggling designers here it is: drama. As in, suicide threats and beefed up security drama.
On last night’s episode of All on the Line, Joe Zee swoops in to rescue and revive the career of designer Gemma Kahng, who had faded into oblivion after doing millions in business during the ’90s. Zee felt that Kahng’s “creative director” David Victor Rose was doing more harm than good to her business and advised Khan to cut ties with Rose. Kahng followed Zee’s sage advice, canned Rose and churned out an amazing collection which was then picked up by Kirna Zabete.
Only Rose didn’t take kindly to being shown the door. He inundated Zee with emails at all hours, the content of which prompted Zee to hire security to stand guard during Kahng’s presentation.
Now the Page Six is reporting that Rose was also harassing the show’s producers, and, according to Kahng, was threatening to kill himself. Rose admitted to “completely freaking out,” though he still maintained to the Post that he was “unfairly characterized him as a grifter using Kahng for money, and didn’t fully research his contributions to her company.”