Last week, Robbie Montgomery, affectionately referred to as Ms. Robbie on the OWN reality series Welcome to Sweetie Pie's, hit her only son, Tim Norman, with a lawsuit for trademark infringement after he opened his own eatery called TJ’s Sweetie Pie’s NOHO.
In the lawsuit filed last week, Ms. Robbie claims “the fact Defendant Norman is identified as a member of Miss Robbie’s family on the Sweetie Pie’s Show, along with his position on the Show, further increases the potential of causing confusion in the market place,” reports The Grio. The restauranteur's suit went on to say claim TJ is damaging her brand because of bad eatery reviews in addition to stealing money from the Montgomery, AL restaurant location.
Over the past three years, fans have watched TJ love his mother while filming Welcome to Sweetie's, but he's no mama's boy as he clapped back with a statement of his own.
Over the weekend, Tim spoke with TheYBF to give his side of the story, which is much different from the picture Ms. Robbie painted.
“In this turn of events, unfortunately, outsiders appear to be misguiding and manipulating my mother to sell our family business," TJ told TheYBF. "It’s complicated, to say the least, as we have joint interest in various facets of the Sweetie Pies brand. I have to stay true to our brand and our business and I truly hope this disagreement can be settled between my mother and me."
He continued, "I have always, and will always, want what is best for my mother, our family, and our people. This is the risk of doing business with loved ones and I am hopeful for swift resolution.”
Tim also took to Instagram Saturday afternoon to let fans know his family is not in the business of selling Sweetie Pie's - if he has anything to do with it.
A photo posted by Tim Norman (@the_timnorman) on Jul 30, 2016 at 8:57am PDT
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