NBC Universal, Andy Cohen and Melissa Gorga are trying to get the $30 million lawsuit filed against them for defamation moved to arbitration, which is where they claim it belongs.
As The Blast first reported, Jackie Beard Robinson sued NBC, Cohen and Gorga for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. She claims they defamed her on “Real Housewives of New Jersey” and "Watch What Happens Live" by making her look like a thief.
According to new court documents obtained by The Blast, the defendants claim that Robinson signed two separate contracts when she appeared on the show and those contracts require claims such as this one to go to arbitration.
They are asking the court to dismiss the lawsuit and compel the parties to go to arbitration. In lieu of that, they'd like to either see the case moved from Florida to New York or dismissed entirely.
The case is ongoing.