Actress Suzanne Somers took the stand Wednesday to defend herself in a trial involving a failed do-it-yourself meal-preparation business that bore her name.
During testimony Wednesday, Somers also took up for her husband, who on Tuesday was on the receiving end of some critical comments by former Kentucky Gov. John Y. Brown.
Somers is the target of a lawsuit filed by Louisville businessman and attorney John Shannon Bouchillon, who is seeking to recover $400,000 he invested in the failed Suzanne's Kitchen, which had a flagship store in Lexington from late 2006 to early 2007. He says he was not told the truth before or after he invested. Somers' name and likeness were used to brand the business; Brown ran the company. Initially, Brown was one of the defendants in the suit, but he was dismissed as a party in the case last week at Bouchillon's request
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