Mama June Demands Dentist Pay Her $35K Over Botched Teeth
In a legal letter, the ‘From Not to Hot’ star reveals that she agreed to fly in to California to visit Dr. Tom Kalili for dental treatment in exchange for promoting him in social media posts as payment.
AceShowbiz –June Shannon a.k.a. Mama June is asking a Beverly Hills-based dentist to pay her $35K for ruining her teeth. According to a new report, Mama June claimed that Dr. Tom Kalili refused to finish the job when she didn’t agree for him to be on her reality TV show.
In a legal letter, which was obtained by Page Six, the “From Not to Hot” star revealed that she agreed to fly in to California to visit Dr. Tom Kalili for dental treatment in exchange for promoting him in social media posts as payment. The doctor did remove her temporary dental implants from a previous procedure.
However, after he placed her in a vulnerable position, Dr. Kalili allegedly told Mama June that he would only complete the procedure if she agreed to do media appearances to endorse his services. The reality TV star refused to do so because she and her legal team claim she never agreed to that.
In the letter, Mama June called Dr. Kalili’s move as one of the “most stunning ‘bait and switch’ ” attempts they’ve ever witnessed. She also demanded that Kalili complete the procedures on both her top and bottom teeth or reimburse her $35,000 as travel and dentistry expenses.
“It is inhumane and criminal how he left her,” Mama June’s manager, Gina Rodriguez, told PageSix, adding, “The demand for press after removing her teeth is a form of extortion.” Rodriguez also revealed that her client is planning to file a complaint with the Dental Bar on Friday, June 18 as well as criminal charges.
As for Dr. Kalili, a representative for him issued a statement to the news outlet. “Representatives who presented as her agents demanded additional services, at no cost and within a limited time frame that is not best practice, realistic, nor in the patient’s best interests. [We made] efforts to explain to her agents that this can’t be done in one step and if we skip steps, patient will be exposed to risks and complications,” the statement read.
“They entered into an exchange with our office that we perceived as threatening and included allegations of intent to harm our reputation. Reasonable efforts to explain the recommended treatment plan for the medical care requested were of no avail,” so the rep added. “Dr. Kalili is a biomaterials expert with 20 years of experience at UCLA and would not agree to comply to their demands, it appeared that they were setting up our office for negative publicity even if it meant putting the patient at risk. As a result of their bullying, Beverly Hills Dental Corp will not treat the person they claimed to represent.”
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