After nearly a decade of legal wrangling, former Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi can finally collect on her $523,000 judgment against ex Jay Photoglou thanks to a judge’s ruling this week that the settlement could not be written off as part of Jay;s bankruptcy filing. Gretchen is also entitled to interest, which brings the total to more than $800,000.
Remember that lawsuit that Gretchen Rossi filed against Jay Photoglou like years and years ago? Well, the case finally went to court and the judge ruled in favor of the Real Housewives of Orange County star and has ordered Photoglou to pay her over $500,000 in damages for trashing her to the media.
The Real Housewives of Orange County‘s Gretchen Rossi is officially on the lam again after a judge issued a bench warrant for her arrest yesterday. The latest chapter in the ongoing legal battle between Gretchen and her ex boyfriend Jay Photoglou, who are suing each other for libel, defamation and slander, stems from Gretchen’s failure to appear in court on Thursday. Keep reading for details about the arrest warrant and read a transcript of the legal documents describing the ridiculous lengths a private investigator had to go to to serve her the original papers! (It includes a video camera, bad grammar and a bit of Gretchen profanity!)
The Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi just can’t seem to shake her persistent ex Jay Photoglou. The couple is currently embroiled in a bitter legal battle that includes allegations of libel, slander and defamation over their differing accounts of the details of their relationship. And speaking of those “differing accounts,” we won’t be hearing Jay’s take on their sexual or financial history thanks to a protective order granted by a judge on Friday. Keep reading for the transcript from the court order detailing exactly what all else involving the case we won’t be hearing about over the next few weeks.
The embittered legal battle between The Real Housewives of Orange County‘s Gretchen Rossi and former boyfriend Jay Photoglou has taken another step in Photoglou’s favor as an Orange County Judge rules the bombshell blond must fork over $40,799.38 in attorney’s fees “after several of the claims she made in her lawsuit were dismissed.” That’s right, Gretchen is forking out the big bucks because of her defamation suit against Jay! D’oh!
Earlier today an Orange County Superior Court judge issued a warrant for the arrest of Real Housewives of Orange County’s Gretchen Rossi after the controversial reality starlet failed to appear for a court hearing stemming from a lawsuit filed by Gretchen’s ex-boyfriend Jay Photoglou.
But, before things escalated into a high speed chase involving multiple police cars and a hot blond on a Harley Davidson, the judge had second thoughts and said he would hold onto the warrant for one more week, allowing Gretchen one last chance before she and Slade Smiley become Bravo’s new reality show Bonnie and Slade.
Read all the legal details of the bitter feud between Jay and Gretchen. Plus, there’s an Old West wanted poster!
UPDATE: Gretchen sued him right back, and Nov. 2012 she won her case, and was awarded $500,000. More details here. Jay Photoglou is seeking punitive damages against Gretchen Rossi over what he calls slanderous comments, RadarOnline reports. He alleges that Gretchen cost him his business standing because she lied about their relationship (claiming they were […]
During Season 6, Episode 5 of Real Housewives of Orange County: “Friends, Facelifts, and Florida,” Tamra and Gretchen met up to talk out their troubles. At some point they sort of made-up and Tamra asked Gretchen to take down a blog post from her website (gretchenrossi.com, which is no longer in service). Thankfully, the folks […]