“Southern Charm” star Patricia Altschul is set to face-off with her former costar K. Cooper Ray in court.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, 78-year-old Altschul has been ordered to appear in court to try and mediate her issues with Ray. The judge is requiring her to try and hash out the problems mentioned in her lawsuit, prior to the case heading to trial.
Altschul and Cooper were close friends for years and filmed many scenes for “Southern Charm”. They had a falling out where Cooper accused Altschul of getting him kicked off the show.
Earlier this year, Altschul decided to sue Cooper accusing him of defaming her good name around town.
She claimed Cooper had engaged in a “consistent and extended course of attacking and maligning” her through public comments, quotes in the media and media outlets. She claims he continued to wage a campaign of verbally abusing, defaming and taking other actions to harm her and her reputation.
Altschul also took issue with his allegations she had a substance abuse problem, stating she “is a cheater and liar” and even making claims she didn’t write her own cook book. She threw shade claiming he only made the statements in an attempt to promote his own business and name.
Her suit said, “Defendant continues to use Ms. Altschul’s likeness and identity to promote Defendant’s business ventures against Ms. Altschul’s wishes. Defendant offers tours of Charleston under various names, consistently using video clips, images, and text to imply Ms. Altschul’s endorsement of Defendant and his services. Ms. Altschul is an influential and highly recognizable individual in Charleston and has expressly prohibited Defendant from using her image and likeness to promote Defendant’s tour.”
It continued, “As a result of Defendant’s multiple defamations and wrongful appropriation of Plaintiff’s personality, Plaintiff has suffered mental and emotional distress, damage to her reputation, and other special and consequential damages.”
The lawsuit is seeking damages for the alleged emotional damages. Altschul wanted an injunction against Ray prohibiting him from trashing her publicly.