Despite complaints by Beautified app co-founders Hannah Bronfman and Annie Evans, additional co-founder Peter Hananel secured a clarification order from the Delaware Chancery Court stating that he was “authorized to to operated Beautified, Inc. in the ordinary course of business, ” according to a press release.
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Things at the beauty and spa appointment app got ugly as the daughter of Seagram’s heir and Accretive General partner head, Edgar Bronfman jr., along with Annie Evans, filed a suit claiming that Hananel shut them out by blocking them from data on the computer system and the keeping them from using the company’s bank account. In addition, Bronfman and Evans claimed Hananel was a poor fundraiser, mistreated other employees and was a failure as a fundraiser.
However, it seems the Hananel has scored a victory, if temporary, depending how the case will play out. The Status Quo order, at least for the time being, puts him in charge, but the case is sure to rage on. However, Hananel denies that this will interfere with the running of the business, and he notes the positive growth and momentum seen in 2014. “The company’s technology, which is the force behind the Beautified app’s success, has continued to see iterative improvement, while both merchants and users flock to the app.”
“While pending litigation works its way towards positive resolution, ” as written in the press release, ” Mr. Hananel has enjoyed vigorously pushing forward the company he helped create to maximum potential as the leading app for booking beauty and wellness appointments. Mr. Hananel has always and continues to have the best interests in Beautified, Inc. in mind and action.”