Celeb tattoo artist Keith McCurdy sues ex-staffer for stealing shoppers

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Celeb tattoo artist Keith McCurdy is suing a former staffer, claiming she began stealing his prospects whereas working at his iconic Broome Avenue parlor Bang Bang.

McCurdy — who has inked the likes of Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus — says he was duped into serving to “disloyal, dishonest” ex-employee Haava Karabudak receive a piece visa, on the settlement she would work for him for not less than three years, he claims in a Manhattan Supreme Court docket lawsuit.

“Nonetheless, in March 2019, when there was virtually a 12 months left on her Visa, and whereas she continued to work for Plaintiff, Defendant started surreptitiously soliciting prospects in a scheme designed to steal Plaintiff’s prospects and safe them for herself,” learn the court docket papers.

McCurdy’s swimsuit says he fired the Turkish nationwide after he discovered she’d begun secretly cancelling buyer’s appointments and referring them to a different unspecified studio, the place she’d covertly begun working.

He’s suing her for breach of contract, misappropriation of commerce secrets and techniques, and different actions.

He’s searching for $153,859 in damages.

Karabudak couldn’t be reached by telephone and didn’t instantly return an e-mail.

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