According to reports by gossip sheet The Blast, Kensinger Properties says Norman owes them $254,019.76 plus interest for a place he leased in Houston where the restaurant Sweet Times by Sweetie Pies once stood. According to Kensinger Properties, the former TV star reneged on their agreement and never paid them the owed amount.
All of this comes after Norman was accused of punching a former Sweetie Pie’s chef named Horace Hodges in the face in 2017 and was charged with misdemeanor assault by the district attorney of Harris County, Texas.
It’s also been reported that Norman’s ex-girlfriend Jennifer Williams of “Basketball Wives” fame will be called by prosecutors to testify in the trial to tell what she knows. Hodges was reportedly struck after he and Norman got into a heated discussion about employee paychecks.
“Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s,” which documented Norman and his family running their soul food restaurants, ended in June 2018 after a seven-year run, but it doesn’t seem like Norman misses being on television.
On Monday, March 11, he posted a video of himself showing off a new commercial kitchen and said he didn’t have to keep himself as groomed as he used to when he was filming. Norman also suggested that he has a new business move up his sleeve.
“Still working … just quietly,” he captioned the video. “#newchapter #still ain’t got a haircut #f–kit. I don’t have a camera following me everywhere anymore 😂”
Norman’s trial on his assault charge begins later this month, and he hasn’t mentioned anything about the unpaid rent accusation.