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NJ 'Housewife' Sued

You Jacked My Designs

... Jeweler Says

2/21/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Kimberly DePaola -- a semi-regular on "Real Housewives of New Jersey" -- enticed a well-known jeweler to sell her some of his best pieces ... so she could rip off the designs and sell them as her own ... according to a new lawsuit.

Constantino Frangopolous claims he and Kimberly struck a deal -- he would design pieces for her to wear on "RHONJ" ... and she would promote and sell his jewelry to fans of the show.  

According to court docs, Frangopolous' designs were not only featured in several episodes ... but Kimberly started selling knockoffs of his designs on her website and in two of her retail stores.

The jeweler claims he asked KD to send him a contract to formalize their deal -- which she never did -- and now he's suing her and Bravo to collect lost profits.

We reached out to Kim ... but haven't heard back. Bravo had no comment.

11 COMMENTS

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1.

Champagne Jayne    

Tacky Jersey thief.

214 days ago
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Clytemnestra    

Personally, I wouldn't put anything past any reality star. Most seem like scheming fame whores.

214 days ago
3.

Stevonez    

Bitch you ain't the cast… take your rich ass on off camera...

214 days ago
4.

LetsBeReAL    

Guess she thought this guy was going to be intimidated by the thugs she sleeps with (allegedly) because she rolls with the "big boys". No Kim. He still got a lawyer

214 days ago
5.

BellaJ    

That "woman" is pure TRASH!! I stopped watching half way through the last season. I can't take the housewives anymore. Both the Kims of NJ make me crazy!

214 days ago
6.

Mare    

The housewives shouldn't be allowed to plug other peoples merchandise. They're all so rich (or so they claim). Buy your own stuff.

214 days ago
7.

Ween    

Teresa told her to do it !!!

214 days ago
8.

April     

She's not a HOUSEWIFE! TMZ Get your facts straight.

214 days ago
9.

Kelly    

Kim is a second-tier cast member and is the biggest dirtbag cretin of all the Housewives franchises. She makes Teresa G. look like a saint.

214 days ago

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