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Pinkberry Sold Simpsons Co-Creator Sam Simon Faulty Property?

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Sam Simon Lawwsuit against Pinkberry

Wow, we may have to boycott Pinkberry after this news!

Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons, is taking Pinkberry to court after he says they intentionally sold him a property he planned on using as a non-profit food bank that WASN'T permitted for food product operations!

After realtors SWORE it was permitted for such use, Simon purchased the building for $1.2 million because of amenities for his cause like the food prep area and walk-in freezer.

As it turned out, his new property was only licensed as an "auto repair garage", not food service. In fact, Pinkberry never even obtained proper plumbing, mechanical, and electrical permits!

In retaliation, Sam is suing all alleged guilty parties involved including his realtor, Pinkberry co-founder Shelly Hwang, AND the company through which Pinkberry does business.

It's such a shame Sam even has to go through all of this when he just wanted to improve the lives of the less fortunate!

UPDATE: A rep for Pinkberry reveals to FitPerez.com:

"Pinkberry has nothing to do with the entity that sold the building to Simon. Pinkberry is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit, and was not an owner or a tenant in the building when it was sold. Pinkberry was not involved in any of the negotiations or the sale of the building.

What is even more concerning is that the story focuses on an "anti-charity" angle, when the truth is that Pinkberry and its people are strong supporters of charities, including the very sort of food bank charity that Mr. Simon generously supports."

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More Deets On Nicola Formichetti's Pop-Up Shop!

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A couple months ago we mentioned Nicola Formichetti would be popping up with his own shop in New York City and now we have more deets!

The BOFFO: Building Fashion pop-up will be a "mirrored cave/performance space" located in Tribeca and feature pieces from all the designers he collaborates with as well as "stuff from Japan, special pieces, panda bears."

Inneresting.

If you're in the New York Area you can stop by the temporary space from September 1st to the 14th.

[Image via Getty Images.]

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