The Painter of Light’s court case has been making a little progress. Here’s a previous post on Thomas Kinkade and his “ritual territory marking“.
Dark clouds gather over ‘Painter of Light’
“A court-appointed arbitration panel has ruled in favor of two former owners of Kinkade-branded galleries, ordering his company to pay them $860,000 (£500,000) for breaching “the covenant of good faith and dealing” and failing to disclose pertinent business information.
The panel found that his firm “painted an unrealistic and misleading picture of the prospects of success for a dealer”, while using religious language to foster an atmosphere of trust.” Guardian
The report also says Kinkade still has 6 more claims, including one from a former gallery owner that lost $3 million and his marriage.
Thomas Kinkade also denied anyharassmentt claims.. “You’ve got to remember, I’m the idol to these women who were there. They sell my work every day, you know. They’reenamoredd with any attention I would give them. I don’t know what kind of flirting they were trying to do with me. I don’t recall what was going on that night.”