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Real Housewife says insurer shortchanged her on home repairs

Posted On: Jan. 19, 2016 12:00 AM CST

A star on the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” reality television show is reportedly suing an insurer for being a real pain to deal with after her new home suffered water damage.

Sheree Whitfield filed a lawsuit earlier this month in Fulton County, Georgia, court against Central Mutual Insurance Co., according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. She reportedly alleges that the Van Wert, Ohio-based insurer failed to pony up on a builders risk policy that covered a building contractor working on her house, which is often referred to as “Chateau Sheree” on the “Real Housewives” show.

The dispute was in relation to a water leak in the 15,000-square-foot house, which reportedly caused significant damage to the house, according to media reports. While Ms. Whitfield said she hired contractors to repair the damage, she reportedly accused Central Mutual of only paying for a portion of the repairs.

Ms. Whitfield is reportedly seeking nearly $280,000 from the insurer to cover her remaining repair costs.