After five years working on what was infamously dubbed “Chateau Sheree,” the construction workers are tired of listening to Sheree Whitfield construct excuses as to why she has not paid them, so they are taking the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star to court for outstanding fees that run in the tens of thousands.
According to multiple reports, the lawsuit against Sheree, filed December 17, 2015, in Fulton County Superior Court, comes from Stoploss Specialists, which describes itself as an “emergency response contractor,” according to the AJC. They are suing Whitfield for unpaid bills of about $15,450 and asked for $23,000 after late fees and other charges.
The company in the lawsuit said it signed a deal with her on December 17, 2014, exactly one year earlier “to supply equipment, labor and/or materials for the improvement” of the property.
Sheree Whitfield, the ex-wife of former NFL star and Atlanta Falcon Bob Whitfield, bragged ad nauseum in 2011 that she was constructing her dream house and mis-named it “Chateau Sheree.” It was a damning debacle from the very beginning and the property has been languishing as eye pollution ever since — and it is now almost 2016.
Whitfield’s problems were exacerbated when her husband Bob Whitfield filed for bankruptcy, effectively ending her gravy-train ride of spousal support. Luckily, however, Whitfield was asked to return to the season eight of RHOA after flagship star Nene Leakes temporarily quit.
But since Whitfield is just a recurring guest she is not bringing in the stacks of paper need to finish the mansion. Compounding Whitfield’s humiliation, in the first episode of RHOA’s season 8, Kenya Moore, immediately pounced on Sheree’s and mocked her inability to complete Chateau Sheree, even as Moore mentioned that she herself was working on her own fixer upper down the street, which Whitfield called “mold manor.”
Time and perhaps perspective has humbled the once thorny and smug Sheree Whitfield. On her Bravo blog, she admitted that with Chateau Sheree she “took on an enormous project with my family and clearly got in way over my head.”
Sheree Whitfield does have some things working in her favor. One, she is being compensated for her time on “Real Housewives,” albeit as a recurring character, so her salary wouldn’t be nearly as much as if she were a regular.
Secondly, Whitfield scored a hit as an executive producer of the new hit WEtv show “Selling It: In the ATL,” a reality show that illuminates the trials, tribulations and triumphs of five local female real estate agents. Since the show has been a ratings hit, it looks promising that it will be picked up for a second season.