Michael Kong, the former CEO of Modern Luxury Media, along with ex-CFO Jeff Goldstein, are suing the magazine publisher, which could throw a monkey wrench into the Dickey family’s planned buy of the company.
According to court documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Aug. 5, both Kong and Goldstein are claiming that Modern Luxury has breached their employment agreements and has failed to indemnify and defend them against lawsuits stemming from their actions on behalf of the company.
In June, Juli Benlevi-Zeff and JBA Holdings sued Kong, Goldstein, Modern Luxury and other defendants, in a separate Delaware complaint, for $8.5 million in damages. (It’s unclear why Benlevi-Zeff is suing although Modern Luxury acquired her company, JuliB Inc., a publisher of twice weekly e-newsletters, in 2008.)Continue