HOUSEWIVES LAWSUITS: Teresa Giudice PuntaCanaBarBrawl “SuitSettled” $$$ Unknown… Gretchen Rossi “SuitSettled” $$$ Half Million; Wretched Won’t Collect!… UPDATE: Wretched Gets $23,500 Punitive Damages, Wants Restraining Order…

November 16, 2012

According to the NewYork Supreme Court, the Punta Cana bar brawl lawsuit was disposed, which means it was settled.   There is no information re HOW it was settled or if there was any money involved.  The case was not “dismissed”; therefore, the parties came to an agreement before the case was brought before a jury.  Apparently all are satisfied with the agreed-upon settlement… ’cause nobody is sayin’ nuthin’!


Wretched Rossi was awarded a half a million in her lawsuit against former “friend” Jay Photoglou…. from TMZ:

Rossi sued her ex Jay Photoglou for defamation and other things back in 2010 — claiming he trashed her in the media.

NOTE:  Hooray for Wretched… and Slimey!!  Oh, wait a second… not so fast!  Even though  Wretched received a money award, it’s very doubtful that she will collect any of that $500,000.  Jay Photoglou filed for bankruptcy.

According a courtroom source, this was some of the testimony:

Gretchen went on the stand first.

3+ hours of direct examination.

Gretchen stated things like…

“Jay stole pictures from my home that were private pictures”, at times she cried, explaining the pictures.

“Jay threatened on several occasions to kill me”

“I loaned Jay $18,000 which he never paid any of it back”

“Jay punched and shattered the windshield no my MBZ CLS while driving”

“Jay pulled my hair and said stop crying you little bitch or I will kill you”

“Jay threatened to drive his car into a center divider if I didn’t sit down”

“On Jan 28th 2009 Jay tried breaking into my house”

“I filed a police report in March 2009 to report the threats”

“I filed a Temporary restraining order in March 2009″

“Jay never hit me”

“Jay sent an anonymous package to the Susan Koman foundation, containing the pictures of me, which caused them to cancel me hosting the San Diego marathon event”

When asked who took the pictures of Gretchen on the bed Gretchen stated “I don’t remember who took those pictures” “I don’t remember when they were taken” “I have never allowed anyone to take pictures of me nude”
“I met Jay in person for the first time Jan 2008
“Jay and I ended our friendship on Feb 9, 2009″
Kathleen French from Evolution Film and Tape also testified during Gretchen’s presentation of her case against Jay.
Jay went on the stand after Gretchen’s side rested.
He testified under direct for about 2 to 3 hours
Jay Stated some of the following…
“Yes, I punched and shattered the windshield while driving”
“Yes, I tried breaking into Gretchen’s house on Jan 28th 2009″

Jay was cross examined for 2 and a half days.

Jay fumbled, stating

“I have only had 1 restraining order against me in the past”

“Oh, I forgot about that, Yes, I have had 2 restraining orders”

“Yes, on Feb 10th 2009 I contacted the National Enquirer”

” Yes, I took photographs of Gretchen”

“Yes, I gave photographs to Nik Richie (TheDirty)  of Gretchen”


NOTE:   Wretched was awarded $23,250 in punitive damages.  

Wretched is asking the court for a restraining order against Photoglou, and the judge set a hearing for 10 a.m. Monday to consider the request.


(Thanks to SH reader “RMarie”!!!)

70 comments on “HOUSEWIVES LAWSUITS: Teresa Giudice PuntaCanaBarBrawl “SuitSettled” $$$ Unknown… Gretchen Rossi “SuitSettled” $$$ Half Million; Wretched Won’t Collect!… UPDATE: Wretched Gets $23,500 Punitive Damages, Wants Restraining Order…

  1. Wow, reading the legal documents about Gretchen and Jay really makes you wonder that if she was not in a romantic relationship with this guy, why would she continue to see him? I know he owed her $18,000 but c’mon, according to the document he was extremely abusive and threatening. Something doesn’t add up here.


  2. Gretchen’s depo, did anyone else read it? In a way it explained a lot of things they were talking about on the reunion that did not make sense. Here is the thing, that guy is obviously distrurbed and it sounds like the whole thing was a disaster. I don’t think that Gretchen is the innocent that she claims. If this dude really did act violent twords her the first time why did she continue to hang out with him? How did she end up in a position that she was driving him home drunk? Why did he have a conversation with her FATHER convincing him to let Gretchen be his friend?? huh? If you read this and you accept the fact that he is crazy and a stalker it still makes no sense. I think they were in a relationship. You don’t give someone that many chances and keep letting them back in your life if they are a crazy violent a-hole and you are afraid they won’t give you the money they owe you. We live in a litagent society and no one is afraid to sue if they are in a situation like that. After he sold his stories and those pictures what on earth more could he have on her that had not already been unearthed? After reading that I belive more than ever they were together.This is just so strange.


    • Yep, that’s what I thought after I read it. Why was he talking to her father and brother? No way would anyone keep contact w/ a guy if he was violent and abusive if he was just a “friend” it’s doesn’t make any sense. I’m assuming the pics he stole from her home were nudes but it’s funny how she has no recollection of who took the pics and when. Now I know if I had secret nekid pics of me I would damn well know who took them, where I was and when they were taken. The guy has destroyed any credibility b/c his behavior so I guess we’ll never know the truth. Just looks extremely bad if she was gettin’ something on the side when her fiance was dying in the hospital.


      • I don’t think we will ever know either the full extent of the “relationship” those 2 had. Jay had no right to give her nude pix to the dirty even if they were, how did he think he could get away with that? I would never forget either if I had some taken but what he did was despicable, What a vindictive POS he is.


    • SD, I scanned through it; you’re right, going back to when Gretch joined OC, the tiff with her and Tam Balls and Tam Balls kept bringing up Jay’s name and the nasty pics. If you recall Tam Balls claims Jay called her home late into the night and Simone was upset and all the fighting and accusations about Gretch being with Jeff as a care taker and was seeing Jay as the same time, who knows. Maybe Gretch didn’t know how to deal with Jeff’s cancer and knowing he would not make it; I bet this Jay person (shark) smelled blood, said and did the right things to get Getch’s attention, took advantage of her; maybe thinking there would be money, more than the $18K and this insecure jerk knew Gretch in time would kick him to the curb and bullied, threatened her with violence, exposure and just an a hole. Hope she gets her $$$$.


    • Of course they were having a relationship, Gretchen is a rough girl. I saw the nudes, if she was not aware they were taken, it is only because she was drunk or stoned on something..


    • According to Gretchen, twords the end of their relationship he had to store a bunch of his stuff in her garage because he was having finacial issues. She claims he parlayed that into convincing people into beliving he lived in her home. Even her neighbors thought that. I’m pretty sure she knew he was broke. This was about saving her “reputaion”.


  3. Wow. I didn’t realize he was such a violent guy. There is no question that she was in a relationship with J while with Jeff (IMO). She had his name tattoed on her finger. He had those nude pictures of her and there have been pictures of them kissing. I think this was a failed attempt to clear her name. She should’ve just let it be. Did he defame her? Sure, looks like it. But that doesn’t take away from the fact that she was in a relationship with this guy while her fiance was ill. (IMO ;)


  4. Even if Gretchen’s ex can discharge the judgment, he won’t be able to discharge the punitive damage award. So she can make him miserable to get that money for the rest of his life. I’m not a fan of Wretched but he was a big ole loser


  5. Don Caro’s legal name is Caroline Claire Laurita Manzo? That’s a mouthful! I’m surprised she kept her maiden name. I don’t care either way, it just seems to go against that old school belief system of taking your man’s name cuz he gave you da rib (like Alexassssss and her hubby taught us on OC).


    • She did take the Manzo name. I used my maiden name sort of as a middle name and it appears that she did the same. She still goes by Manzo however.


  6. On an unrelated note, but since Tre was brought up: I’ve been using the Milania argan oil hair serum–even use it on my dry hands and feet–and I would highly recommend it. The ingredientsssses (lol) are great. It also smells yummy (has rosemary and peppermint oil), but not overpowering.


  7. Who are the two girls named? I figure one is the mother-in-law of one of the rent-a-cops but not sure who the other was. Perhaps my theory was right that the manzo boys might have manhandled a female and THAT is the reason for their shame. And what in the am hill was MeGo doing during all this? Laying on her bed and laughing? (tee hee Lisa)


      • Dear Lord….Is that a small rodent on his head? Is it as bad as Trumps? Gives new meaning when you walk softly but carry a big stick?……I’m so surprised I survived 2 kids and tons of pets… gag reflex starts up when poop is mentioned.


        • LOL that guys rug reminds me that past Saturday I went to an open house at the local Catholic HS to check out the school. The Priest had one of the worst rugs I’ve ever seen in public. It was so distracting. I wanted to laugh but of course I couldn’t. And coincidently it’s the same school that Alexass criminal kid, Peter went to. (I’m not sure if he graduated, just saw it on his FB page)


      • OMG Madepiley! That episode when he was showing what he used the stick for was hilarious! I died laughing, I know I have a sick sense of humor :)


    • In any court case the caption on all documents, other than the original complaint, usually only names the first defendant (and first plaintiff) and then says et al. meaning “and others.” There’s no need to name each and every defendant on every pleading. There is a doc above that includes all the names of the defendants however.


  8. Do we know who “Siren’s Media” is? I didn’t realize that Bravo was sued too. I bet they paid most of the money… most of the others are broke.


  9. The one persons last name in the punta cana thing is arreola? Wow what a name…I wonder if he feels like a big boob right now ;)


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