Jim Bellino was not bluffing when he gave notice of his intentions to sue Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador for talking smack about his family and business.
The estranged husband of Alexis Bellino filed a lawsuit on Friday, July 27, after The Real Housewives of Orange County stars claimed that his trampoline business had “paralyzed customers.” And called the father of two a, “shady mother****er” who’s going to jail, and alluded to his recent divorce filing as “fake and for legal reasons.”
Jim’s attorney fired off stern legal warnings to both ladies in late June — demanding they cease spreading lies about his client. But the RHOC motor-mouths only doubled down on their statements and scoffed at Jim’s legal threats.
According to the court documents, obtained by TMZ, Jim says their statement that “he’s going to jail” is a flat-out lie.
Judge and Beador asserted earlier this month while appearing on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen that they were “just poking fun,” a sentiment Jim reportedly says he does not believe.
The trouble began when the RHOC stars appeared on Heather McDonald’s live Juicy Scoop podcast in June.
“He was very crusty … I almost sent her a message saying, ‘I’m so sorry,’ but then you sent me that text saying, ‘Do you think that he’s trying to protect her? Do you think that he’s in trouble and she can’t testify against him if he’s in trouble?” Judge said at the time.
Jim Bellino is suing for damages in excess of $1 million.