2014 was a year for law breaking, court cases, tax issues, and bankruptcies from our favorite reality TV stars.
Below, we’ll update you on who owes what, whose divorce is a mess, who is suing, who is being sued, and who’s going to prison! In addition to adding several new cases to the rosters of law-dabbling reality stars, some stars continued to battle existing cases – such as Jacqueline Laurita‘s and Sonja Morgan‘s bankruptcies.
Meanwhile other stars finally resolved long-standing issues. Undoubtedly the biggest legal drama of the year was Teresa Giudice finally facing a judge and being sentenced to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to 4 counts of fraud, which all began way back in 2009 when the Real Housewives Of New Jersey star filed for bankruptcy for an incredible $13 million dollars of debt!
Simon has been called out by court psychologists for some of his statements. And he alleges that their eldest daughter does not want a relationship with Tamra. There has been drama in and out of the courtroom between the bitter exes. Simon was seeking sole physical custody, allowing for visitation with Tamra, and for Tamra to pay his attorney fees in the case. Yesterday they met back in court where it was good news for Tamra and their children.
The presiding judge dismissed Simon’s case against Tamra for custody of their two younger children, Spencer and Sophia, citing a lack of evidence to substantiate his claims!
Yesterday Tamra went to court with ex-husband Simon Barney to continue working on their custody dispute – and that wasn’t the only dispute Tamra dealt with that day. She reportedly got into a screaming argument with Simon’s girlfriend Catushia Ienni! The exes are in court because Simon accused Tamra of neglect and is attempting to get full custody of their three minor children, Sydney, Spencer, and Sophia.
Yesterday, Tamra, armed with her attorney and child psychologist Renee Hulse, set out to prove otherwise as both sides’ attorneys met with the judge in chambers. Unfortunately most of the drama happened outside of the courtroom!
Things have been pretty ugly in the four years since Tamra Judge and Simon Barney divorced. They have long been locking horns when it comes to what is best for their three kids, Sidney, 15, Spencer, 13, and Sophia, 8.
Simon tried to claim the first victory, trying to make it seem that his petition to not allow the kids to appear on the Real Housewives of Orange County was accepted by the courts. He even went so far as sharing a photo high-fiving his lawyer, but in actuality, the case is still on-going. That was not enough for Simon, who then claimed that Tamra was a neglectful mother. (Btw, if you ask me, Simon just seems like a vengeful, publicity-grabbing ex.)
After the claims of neglect, Tamra told People magazine, "I am saddened by the false stories my ex-husband has released. He has no foundation to his allegations and in my opinion will do anything to destroy me. Unfortunately, he is hurting our children and my family in the process."
And now, the family therapist is siding with Tamra, according to documents released to AllThingsRH.
It is so bizarre to me that people would put their entire lives on display for our entertainment (I'm not complaining though!), but I find it terribly disturbing that even with cameras in their faces 24/7, so much more drama goes on behind the scenes. More than one housewife in the Bravo franchise has claimed to be the victim of domestic abuse while on the show, and now Tamra Judge's son is calling out his former step-father's violent behavior.
Although Tamra Barney and her ex-husband Simon Barney are legally divorced, their custody dispute over their three minor children is on-going.
Last year the two met in court to argue over whether or not Tamra could feature her kiddos on Real Housewives of Orange County, something Simon was adamantly against. Now Simon and Tamra are back in court as Tamra faces allegations of neglect! In court documents filed March 28th and obtained by Radar Online, Simon makes shocking accusations against Tamra – including that she let son Spencer's broken thumb go untreated for days while he was in her care.
Tamra and Simon share joint custody of children Sidney, 15, Spencer, 13, and Sophia, 8.
Simon does not want his children on the show claiming no good can come from it and that they dislike filming and find the show embarrassing. Tamra claims her youngest daughter does want to film (she's 8 and what does an eight-year-old know).
The exes split 50/50 custody of their three minor children and Tamra is asking a judge to give her permission to allow the kids film with her when they are in her care. Simon does not want them to partake in the show at all.