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"Big Brother" Champ

Sued for Embezzlement

CLAIMS EXTORTION

8/3/2011 7:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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A partner in one of the biggest restaurant groups in Hollywood claims two of her fellow partners -- both reality stars -- stole the business blind ... but one of the guys is coming right back at her and alleging extortion.

Shereene Arazm claims former "Big Brother" winner Mike "Boogie" Malin (pictured left) and his business partner, VH1 reality star Lonnie Moore (pictured right) "illegally siphoned away [money]" from the Geisha House, LLC restaurant group for years in order to "support their lavish party-boy lifestyles."

In her suit, Arazm claims, "They gambled away hundreds of thousands of dollars that never belonged to them, they used some of the stolen monies to pay for sex, and they traveled the world at Arazm's and the restaurant group's expense."

Arazm also alleges in the docs, Malin used company resources "to have multiple sexual encounters with various older men during which Malin would live out fetish role play fantasies."



But before Arazm filed her lawsuit, Malin -- who now co-stars with Moore on the reality show "Famous Food" -- launched a preemptive strike Tuesday  ... filing his own lawsuit claiming Arazm and her lawyer, legal pit bull Marty Singer, were trying to extort him.

Malin clams he received a draft of Arazm's complaint -- written by Singer -- a week ago. Malin claims he was told by Singer that he either had to pay up quickly or Arazm's explosive lawsuit would be filed and all the dirty laundry would be aired.

Malin claims Singer's threat constitutes civil extortion. Plus, Malin alleges Arazm and Singer had people hack into his emails and illegally tap his phone.

Both parties are seeking millions of dollars in damages.

Singer tells TMZ, "The lawsuit filed by Malin was simply a preemptive strike since Malin and his partners knew they were being sued for serious wrongful conduct. The claims in the suit are completely false and fabricated. We fully expect to get the suit promptly dismissed."

UPDATE: Moore released a statement saying, "I don't care how many celebs a lawyer represents, and how many times they are referred to as a 'pit bull.' That does not give them the right to make up lies, threaten blackmail and extort."

He adds, "I believe in our legal system and look forward to the truth exposing Mr. Singer and the others for what they are."

Malin says he feels the same way ... and says, "As far as Ms. Arazm's allegations that I am a washed up reality star, you can tune in tonight at 8 PM on VH1 and watch our show, 'Famous Food.'"

49 COMMENTS

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16.

Sonja    

All I could find on Lonnie was he was on a failed VH1 show called Famous Food, but has been a friend of Mike from way back. I'd hardly call him a VH1 'reality Star'.

1127 days ago
17.

Dan     

That Lonnie guy was on an episode of Millionaire Matchmaker. He came off as pompous and arrogant. Not surprised by this at all.

1127 days ago
18.

dman    

When the history of the world is written in the future, the beginning of the decline of civilization will be linked to the increased use of the term "reality star".

1127 days ago
19.

Mike1978    

Ha ha ha... What a perv!

1127 days ago
20.

the booger bunch    

I am not sure why this makes news. They are nobodies. Love the butt chin though. Can you guys please report on real celebrities and not reality stars, people who kill their children, parents of people who kill their children, parents of jacked-up celebrities and people who are famous for being famous.

1127 days ago
21.

Wrath    

You and your plastic faced big brother doctor friend Mike are a new subspecies of human. Reverse engineering on the human brain and spirit. I hope you get what you deserve you piece of trash...

1127 days ago
22.

jb    

Lonnie was also on last seasons Millionaire Match on Bravo

1127 days ago
23.

bucky    

Ha Ha! Shereen Ass Ram got what she deserved! She and her partner in crime Allan ripped me off for thousands, but then, so did Lonny. Maybe I'm the dummy.

1127 days ago
24.

sc1432    

You could tell Mike Boogie was a creep and he was sleezy humane being.
Thank God...Krista did not marry this Bozo.
The way he talked on BB about his businesses and such..THey sounded like maybe a front for some other activities.

Those are 2 guys u see coming down on side of the street, you cross the street and go in the oppisite direction.
If they are up to something they should not be, they will end up in a different kind of Big Brother house,and it is called Prison.

1127 days ago
25.

TheHOLETruth    

This should be a slam/dunk... they're not denying anything, they obviously took the trips etc. the sexploits was TMI and I'm assuming that they will be required to provide financial records to account for where the money came from... MY QUESTION IS, if the suing partner knew all of this was happening, why did she wait this long to file a suit-so there's another story...

...what when down to cause her to bring out the claws?

1127 days ago
26.

Black Tigress    

While there are always two sides to a story, it seems like the case brought about by Mike Malin and Lonnie Moore's partner, Shereen Arazm, is very indepth and makes a lot of claims. While the courts will ultimately decide the merits of the claims, it seems like the charges are serious and the sexual acts by Mike Malin are just the tip of the iceberg. Some of these claims are serious and will probably amount to jail time if not prison.

You can view the entire lawsuit at:
http://images.eonline.com/static/news/pdf/ArazmSuit.pdf

1127 days ago
27.

meme    

always knew boogie was gay

1127 days ago
28.

HOOV    

riiiiing.....hey Dr will, did you know that Mike boogie liked man ass?
( you'd have to watch their season big brother to get that )

1127 days ago
29.

shelly    

mike boogie is not gay..he has had sex with trannys though who are sometimes more beautiful than genetic girls..when you have money and sex with lots of women they try other things to turn them on..like eddie murphy, magic johnson, and porn stars like john "a$$man" stagliano..DR Will has nothing to worry about

1127 days ago
30.

celia    

What no sheep....or Harvey today?!

1127 days ago
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