Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador are currently in a heated lawsuit with Alexis Bellino’s former husband, Jim Bellino, who says the pair spread rumors about him that negatively affected his business. In the latest development in the case, Bellino requested the Real Housewives of Orange County stars turn over their text messages, which he claims will win him the $1 million lawsuit.
Bellino says the texts will prove that Judge and Beador acted with malicious intent. In particular, Bellino is looking for a photograph that Judge and Beador edited that featured his ex-wife, Alexis Bellino.
— Page Six (@PageSix) October 9, 2018
The RHOC stars used the image during an interview in which they slammed Bellino and allegedly spread malicious rumors. Bellino believes that because the photo was edited, it proves they planned on talking trash about him prior to the interview.
According to The Hollywood Gossip, Bellino’s lawyers also think they will find more evidence to support their case on Judge’s phone. The official court documents say that Bellino believes the texts will show “substantial direct or circumstantial evidence” of Judge and Beador’s spiteful actions.
There’s no telling if any texts about Bellino exist on Judge’s phone, but it is worth a shot to find out.
After all, if Bellino can prove that the reality stars conspired against him to ruin his reputation, then it is possible that the jury will award him $1 million.
That said, Judge and Beador’s lawyers are mounting a substantial defense and claim that their accusations against Bellino were true. As fans might recall, the pair slammed Bellino for being a shady person in his business dealings. As Judge said recently, Bellino is a “shady mother**ker” and it isn’t slander if it is true.
The next hearing in the case is not scheduled until December. Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador have not said anything public about the lawsuit.