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Glamorous fitness model is being sued for more than $220,000 over a farming business that went bust 

A glamorous fitness model is being sued for more than $220,000 for her role in her family’s farming business that went into liquidation.

Courtney Barbera is the daughter of embattled farm boss Giatano ‘Guy’ Barbera, who is allegedly facing liquidation over debts totalling $8.9million.

The Italian World Beauty Fitness and Fashion model has been named as one of two defendants by Lencrow Forklifts at Brisbane District Court, the Courier Mail reported. 

Courtney Barbera is the daughter of embattled farm boss Giatano ‘Guy’ Barbera, who is allegedly facing liquidation over debts totalling $8.9million 

A glamorous fitness model is being sued for more than $220,000 for her role in her family's farming business that went into liquidation

A glamorous fitness model is being sued for more than $220,000 for her role in her family’s farming business that went into liquidation 

The Sydney-based company is suing Ms Barbera for $207,192 in unpaid hire fees and $19,918 in repairs to damaged equipment.

As well as Ms Barber, a Sydney businessman named Matt Maley was also named as a defendant.

The pair were directors of Ms Barbera’s father’s company, Barbera’s Farms, which operated in Bundaberg, Queensland.

The farm produced capsicum, tomatoes and zucchinis, but went into liquidation with debts of more than $1.4million in April.

Mr Barbera is also a director of 14 companies, four of which are facing liquidation over debts totalling $8.9million.

Guy Barbera (pictured) is a director of 14 companies, four of which are facing liquidation over debts totalling $8.9million

Guy Barbera (pictured) is a director of 14 companies, four of which are facing liquidation over debts totalling $8.9million

Barbera Fresh is currently in liquidation with alleged debts of $5.7million, along with IPG, which owes $1million, Barbera Properties with $1.45million, and Barbera Transport, $800,000.

The statement of claim against the fitness model and Mr Maley said Lencrow Forklifts was a customer of Barbera Farms.

It states they entered an agreement ‘for the supply of material equipment on credit’ for five years and agreed on paying ‘all debts now due or to come due’, and each was ‘jointly and severally liable’. 

Ms Barbera was a director of Barbera Farms until July 2018 and is also a successful dressage rider and a personal trainer with more than 42,000 followers on Instagram.

Mr Maley was a director from May 12, 2017 until the company went into liquidation in April, and Ms Barbera said he was the a strong driving force in the company.

‘We believe that he will be seeking more information as the claim appears to be without merit,’ Ms Barbera said in a statement. 

In November, Courtney shared a video of herself relaxing at an infinity pool of the Danas and Infinity Suites in Santorini - which can cost $1,000 a night

In November, Courtney shared a video of herself relaxing at an infinity pool of the Danas and Infinity Suites in Santorini – which can cost $1,000 a night

The Italian World Beauty Fitness and Fashion model has been named as one of two defendants by Lencrow Forklifts at Brisbane District Court

The Italian World Beauty Fitness and Fashion model has been named as one of two defendants by Lencrow Forklifts at Brisbane District Court 

‘Once that information has been received, we will have a better understanding as to what each party is alleging.’ 

Mr Maley told the publication he hadn’t spoken to Mr Barbera but was trying to get more information from Lencrow Forklifts.

In April, Ms Barbera was still living lavishly and sharing photos living large on social media despite her father’s struggles.

The 24-year-old’s social media feed paints a picture of wealth. She is often seen gallivanting around the world including at holiday hotspots such as Santorini, Geneva, Thailand, Italy, and the Swiss Alps.

She shared photos from her Valentine’s Day trip to Greece as well as her extravagant Christmas ski trip in Gstaad.

The Insta-influencer travelled to Italy in December to compete in WBFF Italy - a fitness and beauty pageant - where she came in second in the bikini contest

The Insta-influencer travelled to Italy in December to compete in WBFF Italy – a fitness and beauty pageant – where she came in second in the bikini contest

Courtney has interests in riding, travelling, pageants, and fitness. She is a successful dressage rider and a personal trainer with more than 42,000 followers on Instagram

Courtney has interests in riding, travelling, pageants, and fitness. She is a successful dressage rider and a personal trainer with more than 42,000 followers on Instagram

‘White Christmas in Switzerland,’ she captioned one photo showing her looking out at the slopes from her balcony at the Hotel Le Grand, which is $2,000 for a six-night stay.

In November, Courtney shared a video of herself relaxing at an infinity pool of the Danas and Infinity Suites in Santorini – which can cost $1,000 a night.

The Insta-influencer travelled to Italy in December to compete in WBFF Italy – a fitness and beauty pageant – where she came in second in the bikini contest.

In addition to sharing her travels, she also frequently posts videos and pictures of her exercise routine including shots of her fit physique while scantily-clad.

Her Improvement Fitness program offers her followers a six-week course to get a ‘head turning booty,’ for only $17.

In addition to sharing her travels, she also frequently posts videos and pictures of her exercise routine including shots of her fit physique while scantily-clad

In addition to sharing her travels, she also frequently posts videos and pictures of her exercise routine including shots of her fit physique while scantily-clad

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