Moi explains that the truth behind him being the author of the paintings in question has been intentionally hidden. Dale Chihuly released an official statement detailing that Moi’s claims are not true, and as such the lawsuit is from his point of view “baseless”. Chihuly was reportedly hired just as a handyman. He has helped over the years with small construction projects, repairing and cleaning.
According to the same statement, Moi got his hands on some of Chihuly’s private documents, personal letters, medical papers and many other sensitive documents which would make the situation rather uncomfortable if released to the public. The renowned glass artist claims that he was threatened by Moi after refusing to give him the sum of $21 million for returning the documents.