Yikes! Awal Ashaari has been slapped with another lawsuit for breach of business and sponsorship contracts with Naz Carpentry.
This is the second legal action taken by the interior design firm against the TV host after he was summoned last year for allegedly spreading defaming remarks about them on his social media.
Awal was initially charged for halting all renovation works at his new premise. He also had allegedly broke an agreement between the parties. The company is also seeking for the declaration that the defendant (Awal) is not eligible to claim the repayment of an advance of RM100k paid to the company to commence work.
In the official press release sent to the media, Naz Carpentry also demanded the “Melodi” MC to pay approximately RM300k to them. For those who are curious, the payment include:
- The remaining payment for the renovation work that has been completed.
- The repayment of the amount of sponsorship that should have been advertised through postings and business promotion on social media sites.
- The remaining outstanding amount, the cost of additional work wages and other costs.
Naz Carpentry’s lead counsel, Nurul Hafidzah Hassan stated, “The client is of the opinion that Awal Ashaari does not have the legal right to terminate the contract of the parties. They also believe that they have the right to claim the full amount as a result of the contract breach.”
Meanwhile, they also claimed that the crisis has posed a serious threat to their credibility and business. “The reputation threat has in turn tarnished the image, reputation, personal and business brand of the company. This happened especially when inaccurate facts have circulated nationwide in just minutes, thanks to today’s technology,” crisis manager Saiful Nidzam said.
He added, “We believe that this legal action will be able to restore and protect Naz Carpentry’s image and reputation. The results and quality of our work can be seen through the list of our previous high-profile and respected clients. It is a perfect testament to the credibility of their work.”
So far, the 39-year-old has yet to respond to the latest accusation on his Instagram.