Actor Kelsey Grammer has been named as a defendant in a lawsuit that claims the actor’s celebrity status was used to lure victims into a ponzi scheme.
Grammer’s lawyer denies the charges and, in fact, says that Grammer was actually a victim of the scheme.
The allegations are rooted in the creation of a “branded” social network called staropoly. The lawsuit began when former Too Close for Comfort star Lydia Cornell claimed that Grammer and several of his companies committed grand theft, fraud and extortion. She
says the scheme bilked people out of $100 million.
A lawyer who is now a plaintiff in the suit says he plans to bring the FBI into the investigation.
Grammer denies the charges and says he’ll vigorously defend himself. The next hearing on the lawsuit is set for late July.