Rhoda alleges her mother "manipulated her familial role to improperly seize...enormous power over Hilary's finances"
Swimsuit model Hilary Rhoda is embroiled in civil litigation with her mother and former manager over claims that Marianne Rhoda stole millions from her daughter’s personal accounts, court documents obtained by PEOPLE confirm.
The Sports Illustrated model filed a federal lawsuit against her mother in 2014, prompting a newly filed counterclaim by Marianne, documents reveal.
In her suit, Rhoda, who is married to former New York Ranger Sean Avery, alleges her mother “manipulated her familial role to improperly seize – and then abuse – enormous power over Hilary’s finances.”
The legal filing further alleges Rhoda’s mother forged her signature on bank documents and declined her daughter’s requests for a proper accounting of her financials.
The suit also contends Marianne used credit cards linked to Rhoda’s company to make “hundreds of thousands” in personal purchases, and transferred over $2 million of the model’s savings into her own account.
Marianne Rhoda’s counterclaim denies all of the allegations set forth in Hilary’s lawsuit and alleges her famous daughter breached their management contract.
Rhoda married Avery during a ceremony staged in Southampton, New York, back in October.