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If you learn nothing else from reality television…know this–don't mess with Real Housewives of Orange County's Gretchen RossiJay Photoglou found out the hard way…and to the tune of over $500,000! 

As you recall, Jay and Gretchen had a very public he-said-she-said over some pretty nasty rumors (and pictures, if I recall correctly).  Gretchen sued Jay for defamation, among other things, claiming she lost job opportunities based on the lies he was spreading about her in the media.  Now Jay wants a re-trial.  Good luck with that, buddy!

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TMZ is reporting that Jay isn't ready to accept the verdict that was handed down in November in which a jury awarded Gretchen $523,250.00 in damages.  Jay is claiming that the jury's decision wasn't based on the facts.  Rather, the jurors were totally starstruck by the RHOC star. 

Jay recently filed documents with court requesting a re-trial.  In the filings, Jay alleges that it was Gretchen's celebrity–not actual evidence–that led the jury to finding in her favor because Gretchen is "a beautiful actress and [Jay] is a used car salesman."

Gretchen's attorney quickly filed a response which argued that Jay had received a fair shake in the legal proceedings.  The judge agreed, ruling on February 8th that there was "sufficient evidence to support the jury's finding…[and] a verdict of $500,000 is not excessive."

Yikes.  For those of you keeping count, that's 2 points for Gretchen and a big fat zero for Jay!

TELL US-DID JAY DESERVE A RE-TRIAL?

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