“Real Housewives of Orange County” star Gretchen Rossi has agreed to testify against Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge in the legal battle accusing the reality stars of defaming Alexis Bellino‘s husband.
Earlier this year, Jim Bellino sued Shannon and co-star Tamra accusing them of defamation. He accused the reality stars of spreading lies that his divorce was fake and that his trampoline business had left customers paralyzed and claimed “he’s going to jail.”
Jim is seeking in excess of $1 million dollars in damages.
On September 25, Bellino filed new docs revealing after he filed the lawsuit, he was contacted by “RHOC” star Gretchen Rossi’s fiancé, Slade Smiley, who wants to help him battle Beador and Judge.
Smiley allegedly told Bellino that he and Rossi are willing to testify and present evidence “that the Defendants have a pattern of making up stories to create notoriety for themselves in the media.” Smiley told Bellino that he and Rossi would “provide testimony regarding the anger, hostility and ill-will that Defendants harbor with respect to Bellino.”
He claims Tamra Judge has been targeting him for years, saying in 2011 she fabricated claims he was a “faux Christian” and was a cocaine dealer.
Bellino is requesting he be allowed to depose Slade and Gretchen as witnesses ASAP and the case be allowed to continues.
A judge has yet to rule.