OC Housewife Gretchen Rossi Awarded $523,000 In Lawsuit Against Former Boyfriend

//gretchen rossi
Source: WENN/Splashnews

Nov. 17 2012, Published 11:30 a.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email

By Radar Staff

Gretchen Rossi is a half-million dollars richer today, thanks to an Orange County, California Superior Court jury.

The Real Housewives of Orange County star was awarded $523,250 in her lawsuit against former boyfriend Jay Photoglou.

In a storyline that could have been right out of her Bravo reality show, Rossi sued her ex-lover in 2010, claiming defamation and assault, battery, stalking and breach of contract. A judge later threw out the defamation claim, but let the others proceed.

Article continues below advertisement

At one point Photoglou countersued, claiming defamation and Rossi ended up having to pay him $40,000 for his legal fees, reports Oc Weekly.

Rossi is now dating Slade Smiley, her third boyfriend since joining the franchise in 2008.

Smiley's been embroiled in his own legal mess, accused of being a "deadbeat dad" by his ex-wife.


Gretchen Rossi Slams Vicki Gunvalson For Cheating On Don With Brooks Ayers


© Copyright 2022 Radar Media Group LLC. OPERATED BY EMPIRE MEDIA GROUP HOLDINGS LLC. RADAR and RADARONLINE are registered trademarks. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.