Silvio Scaglia Haart Responds to Julia Haart's Lawsuit

A spokesperson for Silvio Scaglia Haart says his ex Julia Haart’s lawsuit against him is full of “falsehoods and baseless personal smears.”

By Ashley Joy Parker Feb 14, 2022 11:00 AMTags
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Julia Haart and Silvio Scaglia Haart's split is getting messy.

Last week, E! News reported that Julia, 50 had filed for divorce after three years of marriage and was fired as chief executive officer of Silvio's company Elite World Group. Her estranged husband, the group's chairman, then filed a lawsuit against the My Unorthodox Life star. In the documents, obtained by E! News, he alleged that after he emailed her about her dismissal, she "illegally transferred" $850,000 from an account owned by Freedom Holding—a company he founded that controls Elite World Group, to another account she controls.

On Feb. 11, Julia filed an action in a Delaware court to address her alleged "unauthorized purported termination."

"Until the recent dispute over the potential sale of both the martial apartment and EWG, the parties closely coordinated and were aligned on all major business affairs," Julia's attorneys alleged in court documents. "What changed has nothing whatsoever to do with Haart's performance as CEO of EWG...Rather, what changed is that Haart refused to allow Scaglia to sell off EWG and the apartment in the equivalent of a fire sale so that Scaglia could obtain much needed cash to fund his new business venture."

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Julia's legal team also alleged in court documents that "without authority and for no reason other than a personal vendetta against his estranged wife," Silvio "improperly" dismissed Julia. 

On Feb. 14, Silvio's spokesperson responded to the new filing in a statement.

"We are not going to respond to the multiple falsehoods and baseless personal smears in Ms. Haart's Delaware lawsuit except to put faith in the court to determine the facts and the law," his spokesperson told E! News. "We will note, however, that it seems Ms. Haart has not taken the time to read the company's governing documents as to who owns the stock that controls the company.

The statement continued, "We note, however, that this baseless action cannot divert attention from the suit filed last week in NY Supreme Court by Mr. Scaglia, which demands return by Ms. Haart of the $850,000 cash by wire transfer that Ms. Haart illegally, without notice or authority, caused to be transferred from the company to her personal company. We will have more to say in the future about the need for Ms. Haart to be held legally accountable for such allegedly illegal misappropriation of company funds."

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Julia's attorney Marty Singer previously told E! News that "the account that is the basis of a lawsuit is a jointly owned account."

He stated, "The claims against Julia Haart are not based in fact and an attempt for Silvio Scaglia to take the attention off of his own history of failed investments."

Julia and Silvio's relationship was documented on the first season of My Unorthodox Life, which premiered on Netflix last summer. 



This story has been updated and edited to include more information from Julia's court filing.

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