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Star Jones -- The Plot Thickens!

11/2/2007 5:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The founder of Full and Fabulous says Star Jones stiffed her organization and partied on their dime -- and TMZ has the documents that seem to prove her point!

According to Sharon Dumas Pugh, Full and Fabulous hired Star to speak at their function during the Super Bowl. She says that for nearly ten months they sold dinners, did car washes and even found sponsors to help raise the cash to bring Star to Motor City. We're told they also sold tickets for the event, but when Star was a no-show, they had to return ticket money. As first reported by Steve Wilson of WXYZ, Sharon says they gave Star a $10,000 deposit, and sent her an additional $6,000 -- which Sharon told us Star claims she never received. TMZ has obtained several emails and letters that show the back and forth between Sharon and Power Performers, who brokered the deal. Oh no they didn't!

They also purchased first class airline tickets from NY to Detroit for Star and her husband, Al. Sharon was thrilled when she scored a great deal on the tickets, only to be disappointed when Star or her representative, apparentlyStar Jones upset with flight times, changed the tickets without Sharon's consent -- and charged an additional $900 on her credit card! Sharon says Star then reneged on the whole deal and used those tickets to promote her book (check out the picture!), party it up during the Super Bowl, and not show up at her event.

Sharon has won a $20,000 default judgment against Star, but hasn't been able to collect because they can't afford an attorney. Now we've learned Full & Fabulous is throwing a bowling party to help raise funds to hire a lawyer so they can recoup the money they say they're owed.

TMZ obtained the contract for the event between Star Jones and Power Performers that ndicates if the "event purchaser" fails to pay the $25,000 appearance fee, Star is under no obligation to proceed with the appearance and she can retain any amounts paid to her or on her behalf -- such as plane tickets. The contract also indicates a $10,000 deposit was to be paid by August. We're told that payment wasn't made until January.
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61.

DEE-VA 1960    

SHE APPEARS TO BE A SHAMELESS HUSSIE AND IT'S TOO BAD THAT SHE HAS TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF GOOD PEOPLE, I HOPE THAT SHE GETS HER PAYBACK IN FULL BY MISSTREATING THESE PEOPLE LIKE SHE DID.

2491 days ago
63.

christine    

THOU SHALT NOT STEAL!!
STAR GIVE THEM BACK THEIR MONEY YOU ARE A THIEF THATS SOO SOO SAD FOR YOU

2491 days ago
64.

OCD    



To # 53 Cindy

I applaud your response to #7.

He/she/it is probably a troll looking to score points by starting a conflict. The thing that sends them skittering back to their rubbish-filled nests is a total lack of response.

They have computers, they sling snot....and then let someone else clean the screen. It's merely their pathetic attempt at garnering attention.



2491 days ago
65.

nacho    

Now that we are off the "N" word, Star is nothing of the sort, she is a fading star, she was HUGE - she married a gay man, professed to the world that he was not gay (ok - whatever) and then denies having surgery to lose weight. She is pathetic. I've never liked her - fat or skinny. I hope Court TV cancels her show, she deserves nothing! and I hope her husband leaves her for a fat MAN!

2491 days ago
66.

Allred Tree    

I guess Star Jones and her husband have been taking lessons from Howard K. Stern and want to live high on the hog and will stop at nothing in order to do so.

There was a judgment against her and she has refused to pay - another example of how TOTALLY DISHONORABLE and SHAMEFUL this sorry excuse of a woman is. Why isn't she being prosecuted for credit card fraud and why doesn't this group file every complaint they can with the Bar Association she belongs to. If nothing else, she should lose her law license and TV program with Court TV IMO.

2491 days ago
67.

Lanie    

She in my top 10 most hated celebrities. In fact, she is in the top 5. She is a classless b1tch always looking for handouts. She used to the View to promote and advertise companies-- so they would donate their services for her wedding for free.

How unethical is that? Who in the hell would do that BS?

She is a GREEDY, GREEDY, GREEDY, selfish pig. I can not stand this lady. Whoever hired her over @ CourtTv should be hired. This lady has shown now show that she is not only unethical when it comes to business ---- she is a crook.

What she did to these people is FRAUD. Flat out, fraud. Taking money and not providing the services you agreed to.

I hope they find a pro bono attorney. and get a civil action against her--

but I, also, wish if they can gather enough evidence against her -- that she is prosecuted for FRAUD.

2491 days ago
68.

K    

She is a complete LOSER married to a gay man. She is very, very FAKE!!! I use to like her until her true colors were shown. You are no star STAR!!!!!!

2491 days ago
69.

gwen    

I am sure that Star is embarrassed..she did push the freebies for her wedding and therefore this story is totally believable. Star is about Star. She should of stayed fat. She was more real, wasn't a money grubbing rip off artist and wasn't married to a gay guy. Hey Star..your not a huge celebrity and if you want to make this right...pay back the fund raising group that thought you were "special"...bitch

2491 days ago
70.

Glee (I'm baaaaack)    

One thing that does seem to be solid is that Star abused the free tickets by using them, running up the cost of them and not showing up at the event. If she wasn't going to show but still used the tickets she didn't pay for she absolutely defrauded this organization out of $$$!

2491 days ago
71.

LA Gurl    

Who does she think she is anyways? Nobody really cares about her. She looks like a turtle and was better when she was fatter!

2491 days ago
72.

Toria    

What Harvey Levin isn't available? Isn't he a hot shot lawyer? If he can't do the job, can't he recommend somebody who can for a reasonable fee? I hope some lawyer will come forward and work pro bono to help them collect their money. Sounds like Star is no star. I was willing to give the woman the benefit of the doubt and even complained about how she was treated by the person interviewing her. But, Star has proven me wrong. She really hasn't changed after all. Too bad. I was hoping she'd learned her lesson after being fired from The View but I guess leopard's truly don't change their spots. At this rate it won't be long before her new TV show is cancelled and people will be asking, "Star who?"

2491 days ago
73.

Charles Almon    

She' should change her name from ONE OUTER SPACE NAME, STAR to BIG BLACK HOLE

2491 days ago
74.

Lanie    

#58 I guess Star Jones and her husband have been taking lessons from Howard K. Stern and want to live high on the hog and will stop at nothing in order to do so.

There was a judgment against her and she has refused to pay - another example of how TOTALLY DISHONORABLE and SHAMEFUL this sorry excuse of a woman is. Why isn't she being prosecuted for credit card fraud and why doesn't this group file every complaint they can with the Bar Association she belongs to. If nothing else, she should lose her law license and TV program with Court TV IMO.

Posted at 5:40PM on Nov 2nd 2007 by DIS BAR STAR
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I totally agree, dis bar star. Her and Howard Stern are of the same breed.. They are greedy pigs and want FREE money, at any cost. Why the hell isn't Star just giving them their money back? It's not like the kids who benefit from this organization are rich... give them back their money.

This is disgraceful and disgusting. It's like stealing from a charity. Like I said, I hope if they can trail all the emails/correspondence letters/credit card transactions/ checks - or money wires... they can build a CRIMINAL case against this GREEDY, SELFISH hag.

2491 days ago
75.

Jess    

Lets boycott Star Jones new book "Shine" and her cout TV show.

No justice, No Star Jones !

Court TV should be ashamed for putting Star Jones on their network.

Here book should be called "Tarnished" not Shine.

2491 days ago
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