Whitney Rose’s husband, Justin Rose, has discovered himself in some sizzling water.
As their Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis castmate, Jen Shah, continues to insist she’s harmless of a years-long telemarketing scheme that reportedly focused the aged, Justin is making headlines after allegedly collaborating in a pyramid scheme.
In accordance with a report from Meaww on December 12, Justin serves because the Chief Gross sales Officer of LifeVantage, an organization that sells dietary dietary supplements, and he additionally has expertise in multilevel advertising and marketing. Because the outlet defined, the corporate, which Justin joined in July 2015, follows a direct gross sales mannequin, which suggests staff need to promote their merchandise and recruit extra staffers to do the identical.
In 2018, about three years after Justin joined the crew, a person named Brian Smith sued LifeVantage, alleging the corporate was operating an unlawful pyramid scheme, and Justin and two different staff have been named as defendants.
The lawsuit acknowledged, “LifeVantage is nothing greater than a pyramid scheme dressed up as a multi-level marketer (an ‘MLM’) of dietary dietary supplements. LifeVantage induces folks to turn into Distributors with gross sales pitches promising wealth and enterprise independence, and its advertising and marketing and compensation system encourages its Distributors to recruit others into the system with the identical guarantees of wealth and enterprise independence. Distributors pay cash to take part within the enterprise alternative, which funds LifeVantage’s funds and ‘bonuses’ to different Distributors.”
“Regardless of LifeVantage’s claims of retail gross sales, little cash comes into the system from precise retail customers of LifeVantage merchandise disconnected from the enterprise alternative. The vast majority of its retail gross sales are month-to-month gross sales to its Distributors buying merchandise in an effort to take part within the compensation system and stay eligible to obtain bonuses. Distributors actually can solely earn money by bringing in new Distributors – a traditional pyramid scheme,” the lawsuit continued.
It was additionally alleged that Justin, particularly, was “actively concerned in selling the LifeVantage scheme to potential recruits at LifeVantage occasions, by social media, and by his path of LifeVantage’s high promoters.”
Though claims of a pyramid scheme stay beneath investigation, a choose lately dismissed a number of different allegations because of an absence of proof.
The Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis season two airs Sundays at 9/8c on Bravo.
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