Wyclef Jean’s wife Marie Claudinette demanded he fire his manager Lisa Ellis after finding naked photos of Lisa on his cell phone. Lisa resigned three weeks ago but insists it’s not because of this and that the leaked photo was for an art book.
“Claudinette flew into a jealous rage,” claimed one insider. “She jumped to the conclusion that something may be up between Wyclef and Lisa. She told Lisa to stay away from her husband. To embarrass Lisa, she also e-mailed the nude picture to a number of people in the music business.”
“Photographer Mark Baptiste took a portrait of me in December 2008 for an art book,” Ellis said. “It was tastefully done. Someone leaked the photo. I don’t know who did it, but the photo had nothing to do with my resignation as Wyclef Jean’s manager.”
The black-and-white nudie photo, which The News has seen, shows Ellis standing facing forward with her hands crossed over her nether regions.
A friend described Ellis, who has a boyfriend, as “mortified.”
“She resigned because she just was not happy with the way Wyclef was conducting himself. He wasn’t listening to her advice,” the friend said.
“Lisa has no issue with Claudinette.”
That’s the problem with being famous. Your wife fumbles around on your cell phone and finds naked photos of other women. You try to explain to her that you don’t know how they got there and then you make one hushed, nervous, mysterious phone call to a girl and you’re being hit with a golf club or guitar or whatever weapon your significant other has ironically chosen. Women! Amiright?