In Court

Chip Gaines' ex partner claims he never heard from 'Fixer Upper' star after show took off

Looks like this feud has not been fixed.

"Fixer Upper" star Chip Gaines is being sued by two former business partners in a million-dollar fraud lawsuit.

John L. Lewis and Richard L. Clark, former co-owners of Magnolia Realty, said in their 24-page suit that Gaines bought them out of the company two days before HGTV picked up "Fixer Upper" which "prominently featured the 'Magnolia' brand name."

Gaines fought back on Twitter Monday saying, "Fyi: Ive had the same cell # 15 yrs.. same email for 20 yrs. No one called or emailed? 4 years later "friends" reach out via lawsuit.. humm."

However, Lewis told People "there was a sense of betrayal and frustration."

"Once I had sold him my interest in the company and his show began to flourish, I never heard from him again," he told the mag.

Lewis said he and Clark waited as long as they could to resolve this matter privately but Gaines "has failed to take responsibility for any of the allegations outlined in our petition."

A lawyer for Chip Gaines told Fox News, "We are confident that these claims will be found to be meritless, and it is disappointing to see people try to take advantage of the hard work and success of Chip and Joanna Gaines."

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