A California law firm and a Costa law firm are facing the possibility of paying tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees to a Brown and Black partner who sued the two women for discrimination and other misconduct, Recode has learned.
Brown and Brown have been at odds with each other since Brown hired former President Donald Trump’s former chief of staff Reince Priebus as his White House chief of Staff.
The pair were also at odds in the 2016 presidential race, with Trump calling the women “carnage” and the former couple being accused of sexual harassment.
They have also had a rocky relationship over the past few years, with the pair reportedly spending more than $4 million on legal fees in the run-up to the 2016 election, according to court records.
In a new court filing Monday, the law firm said that the couple has been in discussions with their attorneys about paying the legal fees and have yet to reach an agreement.
The firm said the legal action was the first of its kind in California and had “never been pursued before.”
The firm, which is located in Costa Mesa, California, said it will not pay for “any further legal fees, other than for attorneys’ fees.”
The firm also said it is not seeking to recoup costs incurred in defending the lawsuit.
Brown has maintained the women have not acted inappropriately, and the couple have denied any wrongdoing.
They also said they have never been accused of misconduct.