‘Million Dollar Listing’ Star Josh Flagg Accused Of Fraud In $4.8 Million Deal
Josh Flagg has been slammed with a lawsuit by a real estate agent who alleges that the Million Dollar Listing star ripped him off on a promised commission.
Radar Online obtained court documents that state that an agent named Brenton Davis is suing Flagg for fraud and breach of contract. Davis has been a licensed real estate agent since 20003, according to the lawsuit. Flagg has been licensed since 2005.
Davis states in the suit that he began working at Flagg’s real estate agency, Rodeo Realty, in June 2013. He notes that Flagg is well known within the industry as “a top producer with over 3 billion dollars in sales and a television personality on the television show Million Dollar Listing.”
Davis explains in the legal documents that he began to scour expired properties on the MLS, Multiple Listing Services, in December 2019. The agent alleges that the Bravo star told him if he discovered any expired listings with Flagg’s prior approval — “Davis could use Flagg’s name to contact the owners of such properties, and Davis would share 50% of any commissions obtained from the sale of such properties.”
Davis said that he found an expired listing for a West Hollywood condo, priced at $5.29 million, in February 2021. He notified Flagg, who supposedly gave him the green light to contact the owners, Amy and Ben Zaites. Davis explained that he introduced himself to the couple as Flagg’s listing partner. Flagg eventually took the listing and sold it for $4.8 million, after everyone involved met.
Davis claims that Flagg refused to pay him his cut of the commission brought in from the condo sale. Davis clarified that he was relying on Flagg’s promise that he would turn over his share of the commission. He further accused the reality star of fraud, alleging that Flagg agreed to the arrangement without any intention to “perform” his side of the bargain.
Davis is asking for punitive damages and an unspecified compensatory payout.
Flagg has appeared on Million Dollar Listing as a main cast member since Season 2.
The recently concluded season of the Bravo series featured an intense disagreement between Flagg and his co-star, friend, and fellow agent, Tracy Tutor. The pair found themselves at a crossroads after a contentious argument, but ultimately reconciled on the March 2 season finale episode.
The Los Angeles duo took to social media in real time to confirm that their friendship was on solid ground.
Josh shared a clip from the show on Instagram, captioning the post — “I f–ked up…but a real friendship is truly unbreakable.”
Tracy commented — “That episode was hard for both of us to watch. But ultimately, we have been through too much together to let what happened define our friendship.”
She added — “We are stronger and closer having gone through it.”