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

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

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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.

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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.

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