Jennifer Lewis Files Suit Against Con Artist Ex-Boyfriend
By The Grio
After discovering that her ex-boyfriend was a con artist who had swindled her out of $50,000, Jenifer Lewis is filing suit in what she calls an attempt to “protect others.”
Lewis said that she found out the truth shortly after her mother died, and she said of the double blow, “It was like my soul was shattered.”
“On September 11, 2015, only hours before my mother passed away, I learned that the man I planned to build a life with was a convicted felon and con artist whose criminal career spans more than 25 years, with a special skill in swindling women. This man, whose name is Tony Wilson, had been sentenced in 2010 to four years in federal prison for conning investors out of $4 million and was currently out on parole. I learned also that his name wasn’t Tony Wilson — it was Brice Carrington,” she explained on social media.
“By searching online, I learned that Tony Wilson is a convicted felon and con artist. By searching online, I learned that Wilson, as Brice Carrington, had falsely claimed to be a three-time ‘Oscar winner’ in sound design and had paid a jeweler to create fake Academy Award Oscar statues to lure unsuspecting investors for his sound effects business,” she added.
She then went on, “Unfortunately, I learned the truth about Tony Wilson only after he conned me into investing more than $50,000 into the exact same sound effects business for which he had plead guilty, for which he had served time, and for which he was currently on parole.”
Now, she is filing suit against her ex as well as his employer, LA Fitness, where she says Wilson is still employed despite the fact that she made LA Fitness aware of the situation.
“I have worked hard and now feel emotionally capable to take the final step in my healing, which is to protect others,” she wrote.