Tory Burch Accuses Chris Burch of Withholding Documents Which Prove He Knocked Off Her Brand

It's been a few weeks since we tuned into the ongoing legal battle between Chris and Tory Burch, but that doesn't mean it's all blown over. Quite the contrary--the list of accusations in the case is only growing longer.
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It's been a few weeks since we tuned into the ongoing legal battle between Chris and Tory Burch, but that doesn't mean it's all blown over. Quite the contrary--the list of accusations in the case is only growing longer.
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It's been a few weeks since we tuned into the ongoing legal battle between Chris and Tory Burch, but that doesn't mean it's all blown over. Quite the contrary--the list of accusations in the case is only growing longer.

Tory Burch's lawyers filed another complaint late on Monday, accusing Chris Burch of purposefully witholding documents relevant to the case, WWD is reporting.

Chris Burch was to produce all pertinant case documents by November 30. But of the 10,000 files Chris turned over, 3,000 were 'makeweight'--essentially meaning they were useless filler, including mass-emails and press releases. And, according to Tory, this was no mistake on Chris's part.

“Plaintiffs alleged that Chris Burch was totally open with the company, Tory and director John Hamlin about his plans for his C. Wonder store and that he showed them exactly what he was planning to do. Documents to back this? Not there,” Tory’s lawyers said.

Tory alleges that Chris and his lawyers are intentionally delaying the release of pertinent documents, such as his travel calendar, as well as communications between him and top-level Tory Burch executives--documents that Tory claims prove Chris used his experience as consultant for her brand to do research on his own retail concept, C. Wonder. Insult to injury? Chris got paid $11 million for his consultancy over the years.

While Chris Burch's attorneys could not be reached for comment, we've no doubt that their response, be it incriminating or defensive, will be nothing short of sensational.