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Chip & Joanna Gaines Are Facing a New Lawsuit & Allegations Regarding Their Books

Chip & Joanna Gaines Are Facing a New Lawsuit & Allegations Regarding Their Books

Joanna and Chip Gaines are facing a new lawsuit.

The Fixer Upper couple is being sued by their former literary agent who claims they tried to back out of paying a fee for their massive book deal, according to legal documents.

Joanna and Chip were being represented by Vigliano Associates when they signed a $12.5 million deal with HarperCollins for 5 books back in 2017, according to docs obtained by TMZ.

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The company claims they were set to get a 7.5% cut of any payments to the couple, and did for the first two books, but then the couple “concocted a scheme” to back out payments for the last three books by trying to amend the deal.

The couple is accused of trying to eliminate one of the books and, as for the other two, attempting to swap out Joanna and make Chip the author for one of the remaining books.

The original deal only applied to Joanna-authored books, bringing the book deal from 5 books down to 3.

They also claim Joanna inked a deal with a different agent instead, and the company claims money from her new book The Stories We Tell: Every Piece of Your Story Matters should be going to Vigliano instead.

They’re looking for at least $1 million in damages.

Joanna and Chip Gaines brand themselves as moral Christians who purportedly operate in an ethical manner…nothing could be further from the truth,” the docs declare.

The couple just opened up about how television played a role in their success.

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