Earlier this year, Stella sued Lord Sugar, claiming she was forced to quit the £100,000-a-year job she won in 2010. She told a tribunal that she gave up an £85,000 City job to work for Lord Sugar but had to quit inside six months because she was “an overpaid lackey”. The panel decided her case “should never have been brought” and was “ill-advised” and the case was later dismissed by an employment tribunal.
Stella was unavailable for comment yesterday. A spokesman for Lord Sugar said: “An application has been made to the tribunal to recover our costs.”