The Real Housewives of Orange County: Gretchen Rossi May be Forced to Pay Ex Jay Photoglou $40,000 in Legal Fees
December 27, 2010 01:00 PM by Shayla Perry
It looks like more trouble for another Housewife. Gretchen Rossi of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Orange County may be forced to pay her ex-boyfriend, Jay Photoglou $40,000 in attorney fees due to an anti-SLAPP motion filed by Photoglou and his lawyer. Keep reading for more details.
Gretchen Rossi of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Orange County has been sued by her ex-boyfriend, Jay Photoglou, who’s seeking to be paid for attorney fees that he racked up fighting Rossi’s defamation lawsuit against him.
On Wednesday, Orange County Superior Court Judge Gregory Munoz declared that Photoglou could be awarded $40,799.38. Two months ago, the same O.C. judge threw out most of Rossi’s defamation lawsuit against Jay Photoglou, including the Housewife’s claims of defamation, slander, and portrayal in a false light.
Rossi is also being sued by Photoglou for libel, slander and five other counts.
“We are pleased that Jay may be able to recover at least a portion of the fees he incurred to simply set the record straight,” Photoglou’s attorney, Bryan J. Freedman told RadarOnline.com. “The court clearly saw the truth here and Gretchen should be responsible to pay the costs incurred by our client in winning the motion and throwing out the crux of her disingenuous and legally untenable claims.
“But the good part is she’ll be writing a check for $40,000 or be held in contempt of court,” said a very confident Freedman. “If it goes like it’s been going, we’ll prevail at trial.
“Frankly, from my perspective, I think every case should be settled if it can be, but I have no problem continuing to take legal victories from her along the path if that’s what she chooses to do. If she’s willing to write a big check, she can get it settled though.”
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