The “Vacation’s Over” musician maintains they were not “legitimate loans” but rather part of the scheme.
The suit states that Simmons tried to resolve this outside of court and wrote a letter to Lee as recently as May 5, 2021.
“As you know, throughout my entire decades long partnership with you I’ve done everything and anything to protect and promote our family,” he wrote to his ex, according to the legal complaint. “I have never said no to any request and have always gone against my own council to offer up much more than any judge would ever require of me in order to keep the peace.”
He continued, “I have invited you to share in many of my business opportunities including introducing you to Celsius which has been very lucrative for you. I am shocked and saddened to see how your side has behaved in response to my repeated attempts to get an agreement from you to rightfully and legally reaffirm my 50% of the Celsius shares.”
The hip hop artist wrote that the shares “have been locked up with the government after being used for your husband’s bail money,” adding, “This, by the way, having been done under an ILLEGAL transfer of my funds that I had NO KNOWLEDGE OF and would have never agreed to.”
He is requesting a trial by jury.
Lee and Simmons share two daughters: Ming Lee Simmons, 21, and Aoki Lee Simmons, 18.
E! News has reached out to the three parties’ lawyers for additional comment and has not heard back.