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O.C. 'Housewife'

Ordered to Pay Ex-BF


4/11/2011 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Real Housewives of O.C." star Gretchen Rossi's ongoing defamation suit against her ex-BF just BACKFIRED royally,TMZ has learned, after a judge ruled SHE has to pay HIS lawyer fees.

According to documents filed in Orange County Superior Court -- the judge ordered Rossi to fork over $40,799.38 in attorney's fees for ex boyfriend Jay Photoglou ... after several of the claims she made in her lawsuit were dismissed.

As we previously reported -- Rossi and Photoglou have been embroiled in a protracted court battle ... after she sued him for defamation, claiming he trashed her in the media.

Jay's attorney, Bryan Freedman, tells us Gretchen has until next week to pay up ... or else.


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I'll be curious to see who she runs to for the money, I'm sure she doesn't have it.

1299 days ago


Actually it appears Jay and his attorney are once again just posting BS again. If she was ordered to pay why didn’t they post the court order? Because the truth is Photoglou still has to face 8 counts against him in court. Ms. Rossi has not been ordered to pay anything yet as I understand there can only be one judgment in a civil action and it looks like her financial reward against Photoglou will be in the hundreds of thousands. I have seen Photoglou's public records which include previous restraining orders that depict harassment, battery and assault against other woman. It looks like he has been doing this for years. Can you say con-man anyone? I think TMZ should post the restraining orders with the details so everyone can see what this guy is really about. Why would Gretchen fight so hard if what this guy was saying was true?

1299 days ago


Slade is the biggest joke on this show. What a TOTAL loser he is and BTW, he's STILL driving on a suspended license. When you see him, report him.

1298 days ago


Just imagine! 40K could easily cover Slade's child support arrears. Slade should trump up some defamatory allegations against Gretchen, who cares if it's true as long as it puts him current on his supporrt.

1228 days ago
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