CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) - A lawsuit has been filed against Carolina Beach Mayor Bob Lewis and his wife, Kimberly.
The suit is being brought against the couple by Joda and Stephanie Bennett.
Lewis calls the suit "frivolous." According to Lewis, his wife sued the Bennetts a year ago based on a contract dispute, after Kimberly Lewis purchased a hair salon, Cut N Up, from the couple.
Lewis said the two sides were working on a settlement in that matter when talks broke down last week.
Now, the Bennetts have filed a countersuit.
Lewis said he has nothing to do with his wife's business and said he believes the suit is "politically motivated" because he's named in it.
"We plan to defend ourselves," Lewis said. "I'm not going to let it discourage me from running for mayor."
The original lawsuit filed by Kimberly Lewis will be heard in New Hanover Civil Court on August 24.
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