Drew Brees just took a direct hit in his multi-million dollar jewelry lawsuit, where he will now have to give a second deposition in the suit where he alleges he was defrauded out of millions by a California jeweler.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the judge in the case ruled that the defendant, Vahid Moradi, can depose the New Orleans Saints quarterback a second time. The judge ruled that key documents were not turned before the first deposition and now additional questioning of Brees will be allowed.
Moradi claims that the “expert” jeweler who allegedly helped Brees come up with the new valuations was actually just trying to curry favor with Brees so he himself could sell millions of dollars worth of jewelry to the quarterback.
Moradi’s attorney, Kevin Rooney, tells The Blast, “As today’s ruling indicated, Drew Brees, his legal team and his advisors have a number of extremely serious financial, ethical and legal questions to answer. We welcome the Court’s decision that we can put those questions to them ASAP. Our client has done absolutely nothing wrong and we look forward to clearing his name without any further delay.”
Our sources say the reason this is important is that Moradi did not have all of this information when deposing Brees the first time, and now his “expert” who came up with the numbers will be closely scrutinized for his motive.
Drew Brees sued Vahid Moradi last April claiming that $15 million in jewelry Brees had purchased was actually worth only $6 million.
He claimed in the suit that the biggest offender was a blue diamond ring he bought for $8.1 million in March of 2015. In the suit, he claims he learned it was only worth $3.7 million.
The judge ordered the second deposition to take place before March 29. It will take place at Moradi’s lawyer’s office in Los Angeles.
Brees is suing for over $9 million in damages.
The case is ongoing.