Yesterday, we learned, thanks to a mini Twitter rampage from Kelly Cutrone, that one of her former assistants had stolen money from her company People’s Revolution and would soon pay the price. Kelly called us yesterday and now we know a little bit more about Kelly vs. the thieving ex-assistant.
First of all, she confirmed that the culprit is who we thought it was: the person she directed this tweet to, Brunson Stafford. He worked for Kelly for only a few months and was fired during this past fashion week. And he’s been methodically stealing money from her for the past several months.
Kelly tells us it all started to unfold when she went to buy a coffee and her debit card was declined. She figured there was a problem with their machine until she checked her statements and sure enough, there was an endless list of charges from home food delivery service Delivery.com (she didn’t even know what Delivery.com was until someone at her office explained it).
She then checked the rest of her accounts and saw that someone had done the same thing–charging food and alcohol–with all of her credit cards and had been since last fall. She called her banks and Delivery.com to confirm that all of the deliveries had been made in his name and sent to his address. Smart!
After that, she says, “I called him and he’s like, ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about.’ but he’s since admitted it to my lawyer.” Cutrone also called his parents because “as a mother” she wanted to inform them that their son might be a “sociopath” and recommended that they “find a way to give financial restitution and get him some help.” Apparently, the parents didn’t want to settle, so she decided to pursue legal action. “I think he should go to jail,” she said.
However, now, she says, the Delivery.com addict and his parents do want to settle out of court and Stafford is upset that Cutrone embarrassed him on Twitter. She didn’t sound too sympathetic and while she has not yet filed a formal police report, she hopes to do so today (if she has time in between ANTM tapings) and promises to keep us updated on this drama-filled episode, which, sadly, she says will not be filmed for any reality television shows. Oh well. Also, yikes!