Lenny Hochstein Accuses Lisa Hochstein of BLACKMAIL … Begs Court for Protective Order
Lenny Hochstein is demanding that the court order his estranged wife, Real Housewives of Miami star, Lisa Hochstein, to stop making “false statements” about him and fiancée, Katharina Mazepa.
Court documents obtained by Radar Online revealed that the plastic surgeon filed an emergency motion requesting a hearing to consider a protective order against the reality star.
Lenny filed for divorce from Lisa in May 2022. They share two children together, Logan, 8, and 4-year-old, Elle.
Last month, Lisa accused her ex of a past incident of physical abuse. Lenny hit back by filing a defamation lawsuit against the Peacock star.
Lisa posted a pic of a bruise on her arm, captioning the image—“Didn’t want to have to share this. But I’m left with no choice. I’m being threatened and harassed through the court system and through ‘others’ by Lenny and it needs to stop.”
She added — “This was almost 2 weeks old from last season. You may have caught this bruise on the episode when I opened up to the women on the show about the divorce.”
Lenny denied the allegations, telling Page Six — “She attacks me every chance she gets and I have put up with every single lie but when she accused me of being physically abusive I had enough. I am against any form of violence especially against women.”
The defamation suit claimed that Lisa sustained the injury after losing her balance on a stair during an argument.
The lawsuit stated — “It came about because [Lisa] as usual was yelling at and berating [Lenny] when he came home from work, as she did almost daily telling him how he never does anything right, so [Lenny] attempted to walk away and started walking up the stairs and [Lisa] walked in front of [him] going backwards up the stairs so she could continue yelling in [his] face and [she] lost her balance and fell on a stair.”
Lenny is demanding $50k in damages.
Lenny stated in his newest motion that he was seeking a protective order because Lisa had threatened him through a third party. He claimed that Lisa told a mutual friend that his lawsuit must be dropped or she would “go public with other things that will be very bad for him and are going to ruin him. It is going to ruin his business and he’s going to go to jail.”
His lawyer said — “These false statements and threats posted by [Lisa] must also be stopped as [Lisa] continuously encourages the public through her social media to harass, threaten and cause harm to [Lenny].”
Lenny noted that Lisa’s right to free speech did not include the right to defame him.
Lenny’s lawyer said that his client “has sat back for well over two years since separation from [Lisa] and then subsequent divorce proceedings without defending himself against [Lisa’s] lies that she disseminates to the public through her social media and TV show. However, [Lenny] has now decided to draw the line in the sand of his sitting back and taking this abusive conduct without defending himself through this defamation suit.”
He added — “So clearly whatever lies and statements [Lisa] plans on disseminating are false and solely being made to cause harm to [Lenny] and ensure [Lenny] does not get a fair trial by tainting the public which is the jury pool this case must be heard before.”
Lenny noted a concern that Lisa’s “false statements and lies” could potentially “taint the jury pool for this case.” The Florida surgeon’s lawyer argued that a protective order would prevent Lisa from using all forms of communication to try to “destroy LH his career, his life, etc.”
A judge has yet to respond to the request.