“Flip or Flop” stars Christina and Tarek El Moussa are being sued for more than $37,000 by a North Carolina man who says the couple didn’t pay him for work he did to help them search for potential homes to flip in the North Carolina area.
In court documents viewed by Fox News, the man claims he worked for Next Level Property Investments, the El Moussas' company, from March to October 2016 and “not one penny has been paid to the Plaintiff for the Plaintiff’s work.”
The lawsuit claims the man worked 1,280 hours for the HGTV stars’ company and when he tried to contact them about his wages he alleges they blocked his email address, Facebook page and phone number so he could not reach them.
When he reached someone at Next Level Property Investments in October 2016 he was told “he was never an employee of the Company,” the lawsuit claims.
The man is now requesting $37,800 in back wages and commission.
The El Moussas declined Fox News’ request for comment.
A rep for HGTV told us, "We are aware of the lawsuit filed in North Carolina but, we don’t comment on pending litigation."
If the El Moussas are bothered by the suit, they certainly aren’t showing it.
The former couple, Tarek and Christina, both shared cheerful Instagram posts promoting the upcoming season of “Flip or Flop” after news of the lawsuit broke, making no mention of the controversy.
In December 2016, Tarek and Christina announced they had split up, surprising many fans of their HGTV show. News of the breakup revealed that Tarek and Christina had a blowout fight months earlier in May 2016, and police were called after Tarek was spotted with a gun.
The breakup left the fate of the series up-in-the-air for months, but on April 24th the pair announced they had signed on for more episodes of the show and would continue to work together.
Fox News' Sasha Savitsky contributed to this report.