Max Boyens resigned from his position as General Manager of TomTom at the weekend.
Amid claims of Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd To be “cheap” and deny their employees health insurance, the former Vanderpump rules Performer, who was fired from Bravo series last June, suddenly gave up after a heated argument with the owners of the West Hollywood venue.
Max “left TomTom after getting into a heated argument with Lisa and Ken,” a source told The Sun on May 4, adding that Max was “angry” with the couple prior to the “fight”.
According to the report, Lisa and Ken reportedly refused to provide health insurance and decent salaries to the venue’s staff, which remained closed last month despite an apparent reopening plan.
“They weren’t going to give him health insurance or the salary he wanted. Lisa didn’t provide medical care to employees. After years of hard work, he’d had enough, if they didn’t even appreciate him enough for health insurance,” the insider continued.
Why TomTom hasn’t followed in the footsteps of Lisa and Ken’s already reopened Los Angeles venues, including the SUR Restaurant and PUMP Lounge, the source said Lisa and Ken just “aren’t ready” to get their former hotspot back in business.
“The owner [Ken and Lisa] are very cheap with their money. Either they don’t have the means or they have it and choose not to spend it because the opening has been pushed back and things don’t look good, ”the insider noted. “The owners are very worrying for every employee. The whole situation is a mess. “
Last month, The Sun reported that TomTom is expected to reopen no later than May 1, and spoke to the deputy general manager. Richardson Cherywho shot down rumors of a possible permanent shutdown and confirmed that TomTom would be reopening soon with some big changes.
“The race wins slowly and steadily. We work around the clock to get TomTom ready, ”he said at the time.
He also said Ken was trying to find other areas of his company that he could find work for [staffers]so that we can start working again. “
Vanderpump rules Season 9 is slated to begin filming earlier this month.
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