Apollo Nida isn’t the only “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star who’s facing accusations. Now, Cynthia Bailey is in the middle of her own as she is accused of stealing money from modeling hopefuls. An Atlanta mom, Dorothy Lewis, has spoken out against Bailey and her modeling company, The Bailey Agency. She told CBS Atlanta that Bailey charged her $20 for her granddaughter, Paris, to enter a contest. The site apparently vowed to pick a winner each month, but Lewis said a winner has not been selected since October of 2013, but it still continued to accept cash to the tune of $1,580 total (79 entries). The site also claimed that the money would be donated to the Atlanta Diaper Relief. But the non-profit organization shut down six months ago, which doesn’t look so great on Bailey’s part.
Lewis said, “It’s just not right to be advertising that you’re going to do one thing and take people’s money from around the country and you’re not following through on what you’re saying,” Lewis told CBS Atlanta. “It’s like false advertisement.”
Bailey told CBS Atlanta that the accusations fall on miscommunication and a misunderstanding.
“I apologize for any negligence on my part as far as my staff not keeping the website properly updated,” she said in a statement. “I hope after receiving all the correct and updated information from me personally, you can appreciate the sincerity of my intentions. I appreciate you for bringing this important matter to my attention.”
She also said, “First of all I think that’s a very negative approach to the whole situation, that’s not like their $20 wasn’t being used for what it was intended for. It’s just a matter of us being in transition on our side and we were just behind on the website. But now it’s updated.”
Bailey revealed that funds will now be going to Kile’s World, a charity founded by Usher’s ex-wife, Tameka Raymond, to honor her son, Kile Glover, who died in a tragic accident.