Real Housewives of Orange County star Noella Bergener is one step closer to being ordered to cough up hundreds of thousands in a court battle.
According to court documents obtained by Radar, Creditors Adjustment Bureau is demanding an Orange County judge grant a default judgment in the amount of $415,995.
As we first reported, last year, the company sued the 36-year-old reality star over an alleged debt she owed to a law firm Fried and Goldsman.
Noella is said to have hired the firm to represent her in a 2014 paternity battle with an ex with whom she shares a daughter. The court battle lasted until 2018 and
Sources close to Noella claim she believes her ex was required to pay the bill per their settlement — but she has yet to show up to court. We’re told she called the suit “unfounded.”
In legal docs, the Creditors Adjustment Bureau lists the original unpaid balance as being $293k. In their request for a default judgment, the company is asking for an additional $116k in interest plus $5k in attorney fees for a grand total of $415k.
Despite being served with the legal docs, the company accuses Bergener of failing to respond by the deadline. They are tired of waiting around and want the judge to step in.
As we previously reported, Bergener is dealing with quite a bit at the moment. She is fighting her estranged husband James in court over custody and support.
Last year, she filed for divorce after 1 year of marriage. The two share a son named James Jr. The Bravo star filed the petition days after Radar broke the story James owes $5.8 million in back taxes to the IRS and the state of California.
Before Bergener filed her divorce petition, James filed his own petition in Puerto Rico. Ever since they split, the two have hurled nasty accusations against the other in public.
The RHOC star posted lengthy statements on Instagram alleging James cut off her credit cards and left her without support for their autistic son.
James ended up releasing a video of himself addressing the situation where he trashed his estranged wife. His lawyers said James has "not and will never abandon his son. He loves his son dearly. Any insinuation to the contrary is a lie."
Bergener's divorce is still pending in Orange County Superior Court.