‘RHOSLC’ star Lisa Barlow and Vida Tequila sued over $410K of alleged unpaid loans

Lisa Barlow and her brands Vida Tequila and Lux Marketing are facing a new lawsuit from former friend and business partner Bart Carlson.

Carlson filed a lawsuit against the “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star on Wednesday claiming he loaned Barlow, Vida and Luxe a total of $410,842.36 between May 2010 and February 2018, per TMZ.

He also said when Barlow first came to him for financial assistance, he willingly lent her the money but the pair never agreed on a repayment schedule due to their close relationship.

Lisa Barlow is facing a lawsuit from her former business partner and friend Bart Carlson. Getty Images for IMDb
Carlson claims he loaned Barlow and her companies over $400,000 over the course of eight years. NBC Universal

Over the years, he said he’s asked for the money back but the Bravolebrity reportedly told him neither she nor either one of her companies can afford to repay him.

The 49-year-old reality TV personality responded to the suit on Wednesday saying that she’s “deeply saddened” over their legal situation.

“Bart Carlson was once a business partner in a restaurant in Park City and, I thought, a friend. I am deeply saddened that he has decided nine years after our restaurant business ceased to claim that I owe him money,” she said in a statement to Page Six.

Over the years, he claims he’s asked for his money back but was told by the Bravolebrity that she couldn’t afford to pay him back. Instagram/lisabarlow14
The “Real Housewives” star said she’s “deeply saddened” over the legal situation. Instagram/@lisabarlow14

“To be very clear, the claim that I owe Bart or his company money is untrue. I pay my bills and obligations and I always have. I look forward to the truth coming out and I intend to hold Bart fully accountable for any damage this personal attack may cause me or my businesses,” she continued.

The forthcoming new season of “RHOSLC” is shaping up to be a dramatic one for the mother of two.

Two months prior to this lawsuit reveal, t was reported that Barlow’s fellow “RHOSLC” castmate Mary Cosby allegedly called Barlow’s 12-year-old son, Henry, the R-word during a “crazy fight” between the women.

“To be very clear, the claim that I owe Bart or his company money is untrue,” Barlow said. Charles Sykes/Bravo
She also emphasized that she’s looking to hold Carlson “fully accountable” for damage the suit may cause her personally and professionally. Rich Polk/Bravo

Sources close to production told Page Six that other cast members — including returning stars Heather Gay, Whitney Rose, Meredith Marks and Angie Katsanevas — were perturbed by Cosby’s part in the exchange.

“The entire cast … was beyond grossed out,” the insider explained of the cast’s reaction to Cosby’s outburt.

While a second source said Barlow was initially upset with Cosby for her use of the slur against their youngest son, another source told the outlet they’d since “made amends over the situation” at the time of the report and were filming together for a cast trip in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.