The first time a man I was dating asked to borrow money from me would be his last. It’s happened twice in my life, with one person asking me to help him not be evicted, and another who asked for money to buy a ticket to travel somewhere. Needless to say, I’m not sure if the person was evicted or if the other got to where he was going, because just like Casper, I went ghost.
You know who else isn’t friendly when it comes to freeloading men? Actress Jenifer Lewis. But we’re not talking a couple hundred dollars. According to Lewis, an ex conned her out of $55,000, and the Black-ish actress took to Facebook to air out what she says are his dirty-dog ways.
In her post, Lewis referenced the lawsuit she’s filed in the case and wrote that just hours before her mother died, she learned that her boyfriend not only was an ex-con but was also using a fake name.
“On September 11, 2015, only hours before my mother passed away, I learned that the man I planned to build a life with was a convicted felon and con artist whose criminal career spans more than 25 years, with a special skill in swindling women,” she wrote. “This man, whose name is Tony Wilson, had been sentenced in 2010 to four years in federal prison for conning investors out of $4 million and was currently out on parole. I learned also that his name wasn’t Tony Wilson—it was Brice Carrington.”
Lewis went on to claim that Carrington tricked her “into investing more than $50,000 into the exact same sound effects business for which he had [pleaded] guilty, for which he had served time, and for which he was currently on parole.”
Lewis is currently suing Carrington and his employer, LA Fitness. Moral of this story? Protect your heart and your wallet, people.