It’s time for a round-up of several cases involving Bravo personalities… We may even have a few more charges coming for some new ones! Um Yay? This is really starting to bore me actually.
Yes, there was a trial date set for last week in Phaedra’s case against Angela Stanton. And no it didn’t happen. As much as you and I would love for there to be a trial, that was never Phaedra’s intention. This is the second time a date has been set and the second time a flurry of motions have been exchanged by the attorneys on both sides. Eventually, Phaedra will get tired of this game and a settlement will be reached. I have a feeling Phaedra will not like the settlement.
In other Phaedra news, she is busy whitewashing things. Literally. Phaedra’s peach house was completely repainted white (with gray trim) last week. She’s still working on getting the new gate installed. That project seems to have stalled. A white stucco(ish) house is not really a grand idea in Georgia. You may have heard of our red Georgia clay. It manages to find its way onto all sorts of things. Besides, I really liked the peach color.
Anyway, Phaedra is off on a two state book tour. Because, apparently, casual followers of the show still buy in to the whole “southern belle” routine. Her fans were never very bright to start with…
From New Jersey:
From NorthJersey.com (Psst you really might enjoy the entire story, click the link)
Afzal “Bobby” Khan opened his luxury car dealership, Emporio Motor Group in Ramsey, 17 months ago with a lot of flash. Now, Khan is the subject of complaints by clients who say he owes them a lot of cash. A group of car sellers alleges Khan sold their pre-owned Porsches, Bentleys and BMWs on consignment and never paid them or transferred the titles. The state Motor Vehicles Commission suspended Emporio’s dealership license Sept. 12 and the state Division of Consumer Affairs is investigating the complaints. Emporio clients said they also have been interviewed by detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s office and the Ramsey Police Department.
The reason we care about this story is that Khan, the dude who “owned” the Emporio Motor Group, is the dude from RHONJ. Well of course he is. He is the person that ALLEGEDLY loaned the Bentley to Melissa to drive during filming. As it turns out, Khan didn’t even own the cars on his lot. He was a used car salesman who marketed vehicles for sellers on his lot. They are not happy with him because ALLEGEDLY sold their cars and did not pay them or transfer the title out of their name. It appears he is a Craigslist scammer who would prey on those in NJ trying to unload luxury cars and lure the owners into leaving them on his “car lot.” It seems unlikely that the actual owner of the car Melissa was driving knew where the car even was.
On camera, the Gorgas discuss that it was Khan who got Melissa into her new Bentley. But perhaps the Gorgas were swindled too. Perhaps they really thought the guy was who he said he was and they were just happy to have a Bentley as a loaner for filming season in exchange for filming at Khan’s lot. The problem lies in the business deal involving the high-tech garbage truck. In the show, the impression is given that he was somehow involved in that business deal. And that could be very, very bad news for the Gorgas. Just this once, I’m hoping the entire high-tech trash business is entirely made up storyline. You may remember I called this scene as the specific moment RHONJ jumped the shark. I just don’t think I could take another federal investigation. I’m actually starting to think we should go in and extract a few decent citizens of New Jersey (like the TT commenters) and then sever that whole state and shove it into the Atlantic.
One more spot of tea from the Giudice case. (Thanks Valley View!)
On Monday, their judge will decide whether or not to allow statements from the concerned public citizens of New Jersey to be voiced during Thursdays sentencing. It seems some private citizens have come forward who wish to push for a meaningful sentence to be handed down. Which is the opposite of this judge’s upcoming ruling. The defendants attorneys are fighting to keep that from happening. It looks like the judge sort of waffled on this decision in the past and is making her final ruling on Monday. Who do you think these concerned citizens might me? Former tenants? Neighbors? Those who the Giudices left in financial difficulty? I’m dying to know.
Oh and the Laurita Case …
I really don’t care much about this case. It was a corporate case about mismanagement of funds and copyright transfer issues. The juiciest details were about Chris and Jac spending corporate money on private things. I looks like they settled the case for $1 million.UPDATE: The settlement was only for Chris’s brother…and his wife. I have never understood this case and all the intricate workings. There are way too many defendants. And the defendants attorneys may as well be speaking Japanese. This case was way more complex than I was interested. I should not have even included it here. Because I don’t care enough about Jac to figure this all out. It’s mind boggling.
Next week should be interesting….