- The designer behind the statement-making gown AOC wore to the Met Gala has been accused of not paying her tax debts.
- Her company Cultural Brokerage Agency that was formed in 2011 but is now known as Brother Vellies, has been served a grand total of 15 tax warrants since 2015.
- Aurora James’ Agency has also been accused of exploiting the unpaid interns who worked full-time jobs for her company.
Helen Elfer from Independent writes:
“The designer behind the statement-making gown that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore to the Met Gala has been accused of not paying her tax debts.
Aurora James created the attention-grabbing white dress for AOC, which had the slogan “Tax the Rich” emblazoned in red across it.
The New York Post reports that despite calling the dress a “powerful message,” records show Ms James herself owes thousands to the tax office.
Her company Cultural Brokerage Agency was formed in 2011 and is now known as Brother Vellies. According to The Post’s report, it has been served 15 tax warrants in total since 2015.
It racked up three in New York state for failing to withhold income taxes from employees’ paychecks, to a total of almost $15k, according to the state Department of Taxation and Finance…”
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