Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge has asked the court to prevent her former co-star Gretchen Rossi from testifying against her on behalf of Jim Bellino.
The reality TV star responded on Wednesday, September 26, to paperwork Jim filed on Monday, September 24, claiming he was contacted by Rossi and her longtime boyfriend, Slade Smiley, to testify against Judge. Jim said in the documents obtained by US Weekly that Smiley told him the pair will â€œprovide testimony regarding the anger, hostility and ill-will that Defendants harbor with respect to Bellino.â€
In Judgeâ€™s response, she called the motion â€œfoundationlessâ€ and â€œconclusory hearsay.â€
â€œBellino declares that third party witness purposely told him that they could provide testimony â€” unspecified â€” and have evidence â€” also unspecified â€” that they claim shows Defendant Judge has engaged in a pattern and practice of fabricating stories and has anger and ill will toward Plaintiff,â€ the documents state. â€œAssuming all of that was even true â€¦ Plaintiff nowhere credibly explains what that has to do with his heavy burden of demonstrating malice in this case.â€
Jim, who split from Alexis in June, is claiming that Tamra along with Shannon Beador have made â€œmorally corruptâ€ statements about him and his now ex-wife.
â€œHe was very crusty â€¦ I almost sent her a message saying, â€˜Iâ€™m so sorry,â€™ but then you sent me that text saying â€˜Do you think that heâ€™s trying to protect her? Do you think possible that heâ€™s in trouble and she canâ€™t testify against him if heâ€™s in trouble,â€™â€ podcast in June. According to multiple reports, Judge also said that she had a â€œtheoryâ€ Jim was â€œgoing to jail.â€
Beador also alleged â€œpeople got paralyzedâ€ at Jimâ€™s trampoline park business.