Ms. Robbie's son Tim is speaking out after she sued him late last week over her Sweetie Pie's company. Find out what he exclusively tells TheYBF.com inside...
The lawsuit filed by Robbie Montgomery on her own son Tim Norman shocked viewers of the "Welcome To Sweetie Pie's" OWN reality show. Now, Tim is speaking to TheYBF.com about what's really behind the mother and son team now being at odds.
As previously reported, Ms. Robbie and Sweetie Pies Inc. are claiming James T. Norman (Tim) misappropriated her accounts and funds in connection with his management of their restaurant on Manchester Ave around their hometown in Missouri.
Ms. Robbie asserted in court docs that Tim used the funds to open three Sweetie Pie restaurants; one in North Hollywood, California, one in Berkeley, Missouri and one in Florissant, Missouri. The suit also accuses Tim of violating Sweetie Pie’s' trademarks. He has recently tweeted about "TJ's Sweetie Pies."
Now, Tim tells us that the legal battle with his mother is not what people think. He says he's actually trying to protect the Sweetie Pies brand as there are "outsiders" manipulating his mother into selling the company. Tim tells us, not on his watch!
“In this turn of events, unfortunately, outsiders appear to be misguiding and manipulating my mother to sell our family business," Tim emotionally tells TheYBF.com today. "It’s complicated, to say the least, as we have joint interest in various facets of the Sweetie Pies brand. I have to stay true to our brand and our business and I truly hope this disagreement can be settled between my mother and me."
He's still hoping the family can remain a unit and says he only wants what's best for his mother.
"I have always, and will always, want what is best for my mother, our family, and our people," Tim tells us. "This is the risk of doing business with loved ones and I am hopeful for swift resolution.”
Tim's lawyer also tells us that both sides tried to work things out without getting attorneys involved. Apparently, resolving things amongst themselves hasn't worked.
Mary Ann L. Wymore Greensfelder of Hemker & Gale, P.C. said to us in a statement today:
"The allegations leveled by Robbie Montgomery against her son, Tim Norman, are both meritless and disappointing. Tim has worked tirelessly alongside his mother to help build the Sweetie Pie's brand. While we strongly encouraged Ms. Montgomery's attorneys to work with us to attempt to resolve this family dispute pre-litigation, they refused to do so. We will now defend this lawsuit vigorously and are confident that Tim will be vindicated."
Tim also took to his social media today saying:
Here's to hoping the family works through it all.
Photos: Tim's Twitter