The legal battle between a former actress and billionaire Peter Thiel has entered a new chapter.
Crystal McKellar, who appeared in “The Wonder Years” and worked at Thiel’s Mithril Capital, has been accused of attempting to ruin the reputation of the venture capital fund co-founder.
McKellar has now filed a counter action alleging that Mithril chief executive Ajay Royan lied about the fees he was charging, the size of his team and the value of his investments, according to the New York Post.
McKellar claims Thiel was concerned that Mithril would reduce the size of his investment team.
Bloomberg first reported on the counterclaim.
McKellar, a Harvard-trained lawyer, left the firm in February.
Thiel was not named as a defendant in the lawsuit.
McKellar said she believed she could remedy an alleged “ongoing fraud” at Mithril only by contacting federal authorities.
The Post published a statement released by Mithril calling McKellar’s trial a “thinly veiled attempt to distract from his own wrongdoing.” The company said that “its success and performance speak for themselves”.
This is the latest salute in a legal battle launched in Texas state court by Mithril, who
The legal battle began last month when McKellar was accused of attempting to “sow discord” between Mithril and his investors by writing anonymous and inflammatory handwritten letters to his investors.
Mithril said he identified McKellar as the original author after submitting the letters for handwriting analysis. She denied being their author.
McKellar’s lawsuit aims to recover at least $ 30 million in lost compensation, plus an additional $ 30 million in damages.