|Alexia Echevarria and Marysol Patton.
Filming has begun for the second episode of Real Housewives of Miami. Four of the original housewives are returning including public relations agency owner Marysol Patton, political fundraiser Lea Black, art curator Audriana de Moura, and editor of Venue Magazine Alexia Echevarria. Larsa Pippen and Cristy Rice are not returning. Alexia will have a more limited role in the second season because her son Frankie, who just turned 15, was in a very serious car accident last August when coming home from school. Frankie suffered a very serious head injury, a crushed pelvis, and numerous broken bones. Frankie is making remarkable progress but is still involved in a very rigorous series of physical therapy sessions several times a week. Alexia has been caring for Frankie around the clock since the crash. Frankie’s treatment will not be filmed.
During filming, a lawsuit was filed against Alexia and Marysol. Click through for the tea!
Sadly, that is not all of that Alexia has to deal with. Both Alexia and Marysol have been named in two lawsuits filed by two diet clinics in the Miami area with very similar names. The two clinics, Dr. Gregg’s Weight Loss Center that Marysol’s PR firm represents and Alexia occasionally acts as a model/spokesperson for, and Dr. G’s Weight Loss and Wellness Center, have filed suit against the other. Dr. G’s lawsuit names Alexia and Marisol and others in their claim that Dr. Gregg’s clinic infringes on their trademark which results in confusing customers. Ya think? I’m already confused.
I don’t see what Marysol and Alexia could possibly have to do with trademark infringement, they didn’t name the company. Marysol apparently agrees as she released a statement that said, “I don’t know why we’re involved in this. I’m a publicist. It’s my job to represent clients. Alexia’s just a model. I assume Dr. G’s sued us because our names would bring attention to their lawsuit.” I assume so too, Marysol.