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!
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