Score another one for Gretchen Rossi’s ex in the ongoing battle over their prior romantic relationship.
Jay Photoglou was awarded $18,900 in fees connected to a restraining order case. Real Housewives of Orange County star Rossi has obtained a temporary restraining order against Photoglou but it was then dropped by a judge.
Jay asked for attorneys fees and costs and a judge ruled in his favor on Feb. 1
Last week Photoglou filed a lawsuit against Rossi for slander and libel and several other counts.
He claims she damaged his reputation calling him a liar, thief ,drunk and more as she sought to hide their previous romantic relationship. Photoglou says when Rossi joined the Bravo reality TV show they were an item but for the show’s dramatic purposes she was linked to another man. That situation quickly devolved into a breakup and acts of recrimination.