Embezzlement happens. It might be a morally bankrupt felony, but when given access to company funds, a certain percentage of people will attempt to steal it. Most of the time, the thieves justify it in their minds by saying they’d really earned the money or deserved to be paid more, but if the following allegations prove true, former Big Brother All-Stars winner Mike “Boogie” Malin and his associate Lonnie Moore won’t have an ethical leg to stand on.

The pair are being accused by Top Chef Canada judge and restaurateur Shereene Arazm of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars of company money. The three are co-owners of the Dolce Group. The company operates several eating establishments, bars and nightclubs including the Geisha House, but according to Arazm’s lawsuit, Malin and Moore were using the generated revenue to pursue fetish, role playing sex with older men, as well as gamble and travel around the world living “lavish party boy lifestyles”.

To be honest, the whole thing sounds like a dream SNL’s Stefon had, then forced Seth Meyers to listen to, but different strokes for different folks. Pun intended. Whatever weird shit people are into is fine with me, provided they pursue those interests with money that actually belongs to them.

According to E Online, Mike Boogie has already shot back, accusing Arazm and her lawyer of tapping his phones and telling him if he didn’t pay up his secrets would be outed to the world. I won’t speak to the phone taping allegation as that’s definitely poor form, but in a lawsuit like this, doesn’t it seem entirely reasonable that the plaintiff would tell the defendant, “hey, you embezzled money, either pay it back or I’ll sue you and tell the world what you spent the cash on”? That preemptive warning strikes me as a nice gesture.

Don’t expect this to be the last you hear about the wild lawsuit. There seems to be no love lost between the two sides, and with a gay sex scandal involved, public interest will be there.

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