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'RHOC' Star Gretchen Rossi

Alleged Ex Wanted Re-Trial

... Judge Says HELL NO

2/16/2013 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Real Housewives of Orange County" star Gretchen Rossi can breathe a sigh of relief  ... the man who lost a $500,000 lawsuit against her asked for a retrial claiming the verdict was decided by a bunch of starstruck jurors -- but a judge just shut him down.

TMZ broke the story ... Gretchen sued a man named Jay Photoglou back in 2010 for defamation and a slew of of other things, claiming Jay lied about being her ex, trashed her in the media and as a result, she lost job opportunities. 

The case dragged on until last November, when a jury sided with Gretchen and awarded her $523,250 in damages.

But Jay recently filed docs in CA court demanding a re-trial ... claiming the jury's verdict was based solely on popularity and NOT the evidence because Gretchen is "a beautiful actress and [Jay] is a used car salesman."

Gretchen fired back with docs of her own -- arguing she won the $500k fair and square.

On Feb. 8th the judge agreed with Gretchen and said there was "sufficient evidence to support the jury's finding." And adds, "A verdict of $500,000 is not excessive."

In other words ... CHA-CHING!

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Mandy    

That's insane, but she looks great even for her age! I heard she keeps off the weight with Extractor Drops. I just bought mine off of Amazon. I cannot wait to try it.

524 days ago
17.

Sam Sunshine     

White whore.

524 days ago
18.

DaveT    

So if you lie about people on TV and it maybe-kinda-sorta-but-not-for-sure lost them job opportunities that may-or-may-not-have ever presented themselves....you can get sued and have to pay half a million bucks?
Wow, good thing 90% of the public doesn't say negative things about people on TV lest they all be sued :D

524 days ago
19.

Valentina1    

Good. Make him get off of his sorry ass and get back to work peddling "junk", I mean, used cars.

524 days ago
20.

Rail Runner    

Right on, she's a Sweetie :)

524 days ago
21.

DaveT    

Tens of thousands of people on the internet *falsely claiming to be bf/gf's or exes of TV celebs, then badmouthing them.
Can they be sued? And lose? Hmmm...

524 days ago
22.

DaveT    

How would jury members know if two people hooked up or not?
He said she said.
Hmmm....

524 days ago
23.

Thomas Jefferson    

There is plenty of photos of this guy with her on the internet if that's the guy.

524 days ago
24.

Larry    

She's screamin' smokin' hot. And a lot of fun to be with.

524 days ago
25.

Biebsburbs    

Is the guy behind jerking off with his right hand and the other one watched with a hard on???

523 days ago
26.

Ali    

This woman wears so much makeup she looks perpetually stuck in the 80's. I'm just waiting for her to start wearing shoulder pads and leg-warmers again.

I don't know how old she is, but she looks like she's in her mid forties with the makeup.

523 days ago
27.

e33    

Ugly woman who's a scam artist.

523 days ago
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