Monat hair, a Monat-owned company, has been embroiled in a legal battle with its founder, who was arrested on DUI charges in Texas.
The case against Monat founder, Daniel Monat, began when he allegedly drove his rental car into a pool in his own driveway, according to the Austin American-Statesman.
A police report stated that Monat had been drinking before the accident and was “truly drunk” when the accident occurred.
The Monat website, which Monat owns, lists Daniel as the founder.
Monat has been accused of using Monat products, including red hair color and hair gel, as a form of promotional marketing.
The company’s founder has denied any wrongdoing and has been granted a restraining order against Daniel Monats family.
Daniel Monataes sister, Lisa Monata, told ABC News that she and her family are considering legal action against Daniel.
Monata was arrested in Austin on Saturday and charged with DUI.
The Monat name was used on the Monat Instagram account in April 2018.
A screenshot of the account’s first post on August 18, 2018, shows Monat’s face, with the word “Monat” and “shire” written across his forehead.
A caption accompanying the photo reads, “The Monats have been a Mona family for nearly 70 years.”
Monata’s sister, also named Lisa, told the Austin-American-Statesmans that Daniel Monati’s sister had not been able to contact her brother since the accident.
Lisa Monati said she believes Daniel Monatto is still being treated for his injuries and that the company will continue to operate as usual.
“This was a terrible accident,” Lisa Monats sister told the Statesman.
“I feel for the family and I think it was an accident.
It’s been very difficult for us to know where we stand, but we have to support Daniel and his family.”
The Monati family filed a civil lawsuit against Daniel in January 2018 and has since asked a judge to temporarily bar Daniel from operating as the company’s chairman and CEO, and to have him placed on unpaid administrative leave until the matter is resolved.
Daniel Monat is a Texan-born businessman who founded Monat in 1998.
The business has since grown to include three separate companies and has over 50 employees.
In 2017, Monati became the face of the Mona hair color range, which he describes as a “spiritual” product.
Monati also founded the brand Monat Foundation in 2010.