Melissa Gorga and Andy Cohen Being Sued For $30M By ‘RHONJ’ Friend
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star and Watch What Happens Live host were just hit with a $30M lawsuit by a woman named Jackie Beard Robinson.
She is suing the duo for “defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.”
Oh boy, this could get ugly.
According to Radar Online, the reality star and the Bravo exec apparently claimed she stole items from the story Envy.
Melissa and Jackie co-owned the store together for many years.
Jackie’s attorney Larry Klayman said she was “maliciously defamed” after it was published she stole merchandise in the middle of the night.
Melissa and Andy also apparently discussed the alleged incident during an episode of WWHL.
“It was not a good experience,” Jackie admitted.
“I do not like to get involved in things like this. It is a big pain in the ass and a headache.”
However, she was upset the Bravolebrities were trying to tarnish her name.
“I try to avoid it at all costs. It ruins my reputation. It wasn’t necessary.”
The new court documents claim Jackie did not steal anything from the store, she just gathered her own belongings and left.
“On the morning of January 1, 2017, during daylight hours, Plaintiff [Robinson ]went to Envy and gathered all of her belongings after she discovered that Defendant Gorga misappropriated over $37,000 from Envy without authorization, among other things,” the documents claimed.
“The merchandise belonged to – and was owned by – Plaintiff.”
Her lawyer also released a statement regarding the case.
“Over the course of the past year in particular, NBC has become synonymous with ‘Fake News,’ designed to gin up its ratings and profits,” he said.
“Along with the other defendants as alleged in the complaint, NBC will be held to the strictest standards of journalism by a jury of my client’s peers.
He continued, “We are confident that it and the other defendants will pay dearly for destroying this talented woman in order to greedily fill their coffers.”
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