CLARIFICATION AND UPDATE:
The catering business of “Real Housewives of Vancouver” star, Jody Claman was forced to close for two months after vandals reportedly discharged a stink bomb on the premises, the Vancouver Sun reported.
Claman told the Sun that someone spray-painted the door of the business shortly after closing on March 21.
The action was claimed by an animal rights protester online, who wrote: “We squirted foul liquid in the door to destroy anything it touched…. If we ever find fur in your store again or on your stupid show we’ll see you at home next time.”
An environmental health office visited the premises and ordered it closed down and all the food out in the open, discarded, the Sun reported.
West Vancouver Police told the Sun that the investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Jody's Fine Foods and Catering in West Vancouver was closed from March 22 to May 6.
The catering company was granted permission to re-open when inspectors were satisfied that food was being stored safely and its facilities were clean, although they also asked that Claman submit a food safety plan.
Claman, a longtime entrepreneur, also owns Glass Haute Couture, a West Vancouver clothing store that was targeted by animal rights activists in March for selling fur, The Province reported.
Claman blamed the attack on Mary Zilba, her rival on the popular reality show.