The debt collector coming after Real Housewives of Orange County star Noella Bergener has informed the court the Bravo star has been served with the legal papers.
According to court documents obtained by Radar, the company Creditors Adjustment — who are suing Noella over an unpaid legal bill totaling $300k — hired a process server to track down the star.
The process server drove over to Noella’s Newport Coast mansion on November 13. However, he claims the home was empty with no activity.
He showed up again a couple days later and was informed Noella was out of town. An unidentified female who was staying at the home told him Noella would be gone for a month.
The female proceeded to close the door on the process server. “She sounded like a middle-aged female,” he wrote. The official showed up to the home 4 more times before finally serving a Jane Doe who opened the door.
He said the woman was around 38 and 5’11 but refused to give her name. Creditors Adjustment claims this service is proper and are demanding their lawsuit move forward.
On Instagram, Noella had been tagging herself as in Canada.
As Radar first reported, Creditors Adjustment accuses Noella of failing to pay $293,832.22 to the law firm Fried and Goldsman. The lawyers worked on the case from 2014 until 2018. The debt collector says the money was due on February 26, 2018.
Noella hired the law firm in 2014 to represent her in a “paternity action” with her ex, who she shares a daughter. At the time, she was known as Noella Nance and had an address in Palm Desert.
A source close to Noella disputed the debt and called the lawsuit “unfounded.” We’re told the Bravo star believes her ex-husband was ordered to cover the legal bill in their divorce settlement.
In the suit, Creditors Adjustment claims they have made numerous demands for payment from Noella but she has refused. A source close to the RHOC star denies ever being contacted about the bill and believes the lawyers suing are coming after her because she’s on television.
The suit is seeking $293k plus interest.