Remember back in early December when I told you that Jackie Beard Robinson was suing Andy Cohen and Melissa Gorga for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress after comments they made on Watch What Happens Live? Well we have a little bit of news.
I’ve actually read a real housewives contract before, and know some people who are quite familiar with the language so I can’t believe I totally forgot about arbitration. I got so caught up in the part of the contract that says the “can’t sue each other” (even though sometimes they do) the contract goes on to say they can’t sue because they are agreeing to arbitration.
So the attorney handling all of the the responses to the lawsuit, presumably a NBCu suit, has responded to the allegations by pointing out that she is bound to have her complaint decided in arbitration. They have asked for the lawsuit to be dismissed on those grounds. The Blast, who has been following this case closely from the beginning says that in lieu of dismissal, they are asking for the case to be moved from Florida to New York.
It is starting to look like the will make Jackie some sort of offer to just go away. I do not think it is going to be anywhere in the ball park of the $30 million dollars she is asking for. I do imagine there will be some sort of public apology included in the outcome if it is decided in her favor.
Stay tuned for updates.