Shannon Beador can breathe a huge sigh of relief. A judge just threw out a $1 million lawsuit that Jim Bellino filed against her for defamation – and inside sources claim the Real Housewives of Orange County star is “completely relieved.”
Bellino, who was married to former Real Housewives of Orange County star Alexis Bellino, sued Beador and Tamra Judge for comments they made following his divorce. He claims they destroyed his reputation and wanted a $1 million payout in restitution.
“I’m relieved the judge agreed with our position,” Beador shared.
An insider told Radar Online that Beador considered the lawsuit a complete waste of time and resources. The RHOC star thought Bellino had no chance of winning the case and was only looking to drag her name through the mud.
Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador are asking Jim Bellino for some receipts! After Alexis Bellino’s ex-husband claimed their words cost him $1 million in damages, the Real Housewives of Orange County stars are demanding he prove his accusations.Documents obtained by The Blast Opens a New Window. show that both of the Real Housewives of Orange County costars are calling into question his claims that they harmed his trampoline brand named SkyZone.Shannon claimed that Jim’s allegations that “visitors who regularly visit SkyZone no longer do because they have heard that ‘people get paralyzed there” does nothing “to link Ms. Beador to any purported loss of business.”Both women believe the declaration he filed is nothing but a “self-serving statement” and argued that he provided no evidence to back up his claims against them.“Bellino should have presented a declaration from any such investor or presented another writing as a business record that proves his assertion,” Shannon said. “Instead, he rests solely on his own statement. It stretches credulity to believe that an investor would be swayed in making a business decision by a comedic performance in a comedy club.”
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Shannon Beador doesn’t have the time or money for Jim Bellino.
The “Real Housewives of Orange County” star filed court documents in Bellino’s ongoing $1 million defamation lawsuit against her and Tamra Judge, telling the judge that Bellino has no right to her text messages and emails and that he shouldn’t be allowed to depose Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley, per court papers obtained by The Blast.
Beador argued that if Bellino is allowed to depose the couple and seek documents from her she will have to spend tens of thousands of dollars for his “fishing expedition for information irrelevant” to his lawsuit as she does not believe that the couple “will be able to provide any admissible evidence of any ‘anger’ or ‘ill will’ that [she] harbors against the Bellinos.”
Beador, 54, also wants the suit dismissed on the basis that she joined the Bravo hit in 2014 after Bellino, 56, and his ex-wife Alexis left the franchise and that her statements were not defamatory towards him.