Fendi-loving ex-con Bishop Lamor Whitehead stomped a campaign worker for more than $50,000 while running a failed run for Brooklyn Borough president, court documents say.
Yves Andre, the headline-grabbing cleric’s former “Street Team Manager”, claims in a lawsuit that Whitehead hired him last year to recruit staff to help the bishop in his unlikely political career – but his promise to compensate the plaintiff, never redeemed for the thousands of dollars he was forced to shell out to pay the workers.
Andre accuses Whitehead of fraud, breach of contract and unjust enrichment in the lawsuit, filed July 29.
“He owes me money, he can’t get away from it,” Andre told the Post on Tuesday. “I have the proof.
“Of everyone who has made claims against him, he hasn’t mentioned me because he knows my claim is valid,” Andre said.
Whitehead was served with court filings in the case Monday — just before a press conference the bishop organized outside of Brooklyn’s 69th Precinct.
Whitehead drove to the event in a white convertible Rolls Royce with an orange interior and was studded with gold and diamond jewelry and wore Fendi clothes.
The controversial bishop called the presser to complain about his treatment by the NYPD after a fight with a woman that appeared to crash his live-streamed sermon on Sunday.
Whitehead was handcuffed by police officers and taken with the woman to the police station for questioning. In the end, he was released without charge while she confronts rape, including trespassing.
The incident came after the bishop was robbed on camera during another service in July – with the masked crooks getting away with more than a million dollars worth of jewelry from him and his wife, he and police said at the time.
Whitehead – who had previously been convicted of grand larceny and identity theft – claimed Monday he now believes even the NYPD appears to believe at this point he orchestrated the robbery. The police said the case is still ongoing.
According to Andre’s lawsuit, in April 2021 the bishop hired him to help with his campaign and asked him to hire a team of staff.
Andre said in the lawsuit that Whitehead promised him $30 an hour and team members $20 an hour — but later reduced his rate to $15 and that of the other workers to “different amounts.”
Even then, Whitehead repeatedly failed to pay any of them — and once claimed he was waiting to receive his “adjusted” campaign funds from the city, court documents said.
Andre also reportedly recorded a music video for Whitehead’s campaign and was not paid.
The lawsuit alleges that Andre was not reimbursed $56,684 in costs.
Whitehead’s attorney, Brian Ponder, told the Post Tuesday that Andre’s lawsuit, which his client “considers frivolous,” will not be pursued further.
https://nypost.com/2022/09/20/ex-campaign-worker-claims-flashy-nyc-bishop-lamor-whitehead-stiffed-him-out-of-over-56k-lawsuit/ Ex-campaign employee claims conspicuous NYC Bishop Lamor Whitehead challenged him out of $56,000 lawsuit