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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!

34 COMMENTS

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DivaStateOvMind    

He can't afford to pay but he should've thought about that before he went out lying on her

613 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

Mostly all the pics that TMZ uses are people with there mouths open. What's up wit dat. Not that I'm complaining about her mouth because that's a very nice mouth.
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Phishie from Philly

613 days ago
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texas turd    

it's one thing to win a lawsuit, it's another actually collecting the money. good luck getting $500k from a 'used car salesman'.. but i'm sure slade can sympathize with this guy when it comes to not paying people he owes.

613 days ago
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dathan    

Non Story next

613 days ago
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tdr9    

The nail that sticks out, gets hammered.

613 days ago
6.

Los Pepes    

Stuffed bell peppers tonight
Yummylicious

613 days ago
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Dgothamnyc    

Oh god now she gonna buy more tacky outfits n fake Jewelry and extensions

613 days ago
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TLM    

What a loser this guy is!

613 days ago
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Brent Jorgensen    

Great. Maybe she can use some of that money to pay Slade Smiley's (probably the biggest loser in the history of mankind) child support.

613 days ago
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kitnplayn    

You go, girl. Girl power! He is clearly an insecure bully. Watch your back.

613 days ago
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jabberjaws    

who r u?

613 days ago
12.

khaki    

Winning is one thing, collecting another.

613 days ago
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Thomas Jefferson    

He's probably right but what are you going to do as the world has gotten crazy for any kind of celebrity.

613 days ago
14.

Mrugowsky    

The best part of this article is that they referred to her as an "actress". Now THAT'S funny.

613 days ago
15.

bigcasino    

lost job? she could always swallow.20 bucks a pop

613 days ago
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