ORIGINAL POST July 26, 2012 10:45 pm RE-POST NOVEMBER 18, 2012
NOTE: Now that the courtroom drama has come to a conclusion, let’s take a look back at what Mr. Photoglou had to say re Gretchen Rossi… four months ago…
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From the OCRegister, January 2010:
“Jay Photoglou of Huntington Beach says that Rossi regularly defamed him and lied about their relationship — on TV, to various media outlets and on her blog. He says the two were “a couple” during Rossi’s engagement to Jeff Beitzel, who died from leukemia in September 2008.
The two broke up in February 2009, according to the suit. In March 2009, Rossi filed a temporary restraining order against Photoglou, alleging that he threatened to harm her, her dog, her friend Slade Smiley and himself. The temporary restraining order was later dismissed by a judge.
In addition to libel and slander, the suit alleges instances of invasion of privacy/false light; intentional interference with prospective economic advantage; negligent interference with prospective economic advantage; intentional infliction of emotional distress; and conversion (taking property from another).
Photoglou declined to comment about the suit, except to say that it is “absolutely real.” He is seeking compensatory and punitive damages, as well as attorney’s fees.
“We are seeking to set the record straight,” Photoglou’s attorney Brian Freedman said in an interview Friday. “We’re going to show what the real truth is, in terms of what their relationship was. The things she has been saying are untrue and inflammatory. We’re looking forward to showing people who she really is.”
Wretched was still denying her relationship with Jay Photoglou… April 2011:
NOTE: Wretched has continued to lie and deny… court documents don’t lie!! Wretched was ordered to PAY Jay Photoglou $63,174.53… SH April 13 2011.
Wretched ****BLEEEEECH**** CHRISTINE’s EX-BOYFRIEND, JAY PHOTOGLOU answered some questions posed to him by SH…
SH: Would you mind answering a few questions?
JP: While this is in my past it is a daily reminder you never really know anyone but family…
SH: What is your take on why she (Gretchen) is with Slade?
JP: My opinion is looks and stability on the show. Slade is a person I feel scot Dunlop (creator/producer RHOC) feels he owes some credit to for the show. Also it provides her a way to say “see I wasn’t with jeff for the money.”
SH: Does Scott (Dunlop) have that much influence over casting? How could he (Scott) still be behind Slade’s continuing on the RHOC? Note: Scott Dunlop created and produced RHOC. After its first very successful season, Mr. Dunlop was ‘removed’ and Evolution Media took over production. Mr. Dunlop was/is still involved in the franchise; however, had to take second chair to Evolution Media.
JP: As for Slade and Scott (producer)… Slade said to Jo when Gretchen and I were on a date and Gretchen was asked to be on the show… “he’s old he’s rich and he’s dying.” She (Gretchen) made it on the next day. So he’s (Slade) got something to get it done that fast… Jo knows…
…also Slade has came at Gretchen and I for story-lines which he said were ideas from Scott. This was in between season 4 and 5 filming, but BEFORE 4 had even aired its 1st episode.
SH: Wretched, from all accounts is an opportunist… yet she’s with a guy who has virtually nothing to offer (Slade). She says that she “LOVES” Slimey; however, will never marry him until his finances are straightened out. This makes no sense. How do YOU think the Wretched/Slimey affair will progress?
JP: I think as long as she is on the show she will be with Slade.
SH: Did she ever approach YOU about getting back together? AND becoming a part of the show?
JP: I was offered by her attorney hundreds of thousands of dollars to do a show with her but would not be allowed speak outside of that show about us.
**SH asked several questions, which Mr. Photoglou said he was not comfortable answering… let’s continue…
SH: Is Slade paid?? NO ANSWER. How much was Jeff paying her to take car of him? NO ANSWER. It’s VERY clear that she was with you… and you were much more than “friends.” Obviously, she threw you over and denied your relationship for a better deal… Jeff. What was she expecting her payoff to be from him (Jeff)? NO ANSWER.
SH: Her (Gretchen’s) parents seem to be very involved in her love life… what did they think of her set up with Jeff?
JP: If you read Gretchen’s deposition, she acknowledges I was in Bass Lake several time with her and her family, including “you were in Bass Lake” Tamra spoke about on the reunion show. She (Gretchen) says I came up for one day (on reunion show) in depo, she acknowledges I was there for SEVERAL days and spent the night at the family house. Her parents? I’ll never know what they were thinking…SH: Are you still in love with her? Would you take her back?
JP: No , no….
NOTE: Jay Photoglou’s case against Wretched ***BLEEECH*** CHRISTINE’s is ongoing… For an in-depth look at Photoglou v Rossi case, check out ‘DeathBy1000Papercuts’ January 30, 2010.