Shark Tank Stars Kevin O'Leary and Kevin Harrington Are Sued For Fraud
Twenty Entrepreneurs Sued Shark Tank Stars Kevin O'Leary and Kevin Harrington For Fraud.
The ABC show Shark Tank stars Kevin O'Leary and Kevin Harrington have been named in a lawsuit from twenty hopeful entrepreneurs for fraud. Those twenty people claimed they were manipulated and defrauded through alleged use of "fictional executives, false promises of financial success and even illusions of being on the show 'Shark Tank' itself.
“Shark Tank” stars Kevin O’Leary and Kevin Harrington are being accused of running a scam.
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As per the gathered documents, O'Leary and Harrington used a "predatory fraud scheme" to have their alleged victims hire one of two companies, InventureX or Ideazon.
The wannabe entrepreneurs said that they were promised to receive help for crowdfunding once they paid either company, but they allegedly never received the assistance after giving up their funds.
According to the legal docs reviewed by TMZ, Harrington, 64, is "a partner and primary executive of InventureX," and O'Leary, 67, allegedly "endorsed and recommended" the same two companies.
The alleged victims also claim that InventureX and Ideazon might not even really exist and alleged that they could both be a front for scamming upstart investors.
As per the accusers, their losses could be hundreds of thousands of dollars per plaintiff. The lawsuit asked Harrington and O'Leary to pay for damages, economic loss, emotional distress, and legal fees.
O'Leary, a Montreal native, has been seen on the ABC series since 2009, while Harrington, a Cincinnati native, was seen on the series in its first two seasons.
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