There was a lot of Entertainment News that Tamara Tattles did not cover this week that you need to know about. So let’s hit the highlights, or low lights of this past week. Let’s start with the lawsuits of the week.
In case you missed, Patricia Altschul filed a suit against K. Cooper Ray this week may end up causing her some legal problems as it appears to be vexatious litigation. But there were a few other cases this week that appear to have actual cause.
Civil Action Against David Meyer
Camille Grammar’s new husband, David Meyer, is being accused of fraud. A formal complaint has been filed with the California bar by someone who suffered damages via the alleged fraud. The complaint seeks David Meyer’s disbarment.
The short version is that David acted as counsel for Troy Stratos who was recently convicted of fraud. Stratos was sentenced to 22 years in Federal prison. David was also Stratos’ attorney during the fraudulent transactions. “Acting under the Meyer created alias “Ken Dennis”, Meyer and Stratos created Soumaya Securities and confirmed to multiple parties that “Ken Dennis” was a representative of Carlos Slim the Mexican Billionaire. Further, the entity name “Soumaya” was selected as “Soumaya” is the name of Carlos Slim’s deceased wife.”
Basically, David Meyer and Troy Stratos were taking million dollar investments under the guise of purchasing large numbers of Facebook shares.
One of the injured parties has created a website to bring public awareness to the situation. Here you can read the judges ruling that seem quite damaging to David Meyer. Tamara Tattles has not seen any federal charges or lawsuits that have been filed against Meyer at this time.
Vicki Gunvalson v. Brooks Ayers
It looks like Vicki Gunvalson lost a lot more money during her relationship with Brooks Ayers than just buying him some teeth, clothes, and paying his back child support. She’s now suing him over some major loans she made to cover other expenses. These in fact could be related to the child support situation. The reason for the loans was not made clear. According to E! Vicki is suing for
“failing to pay back $184,899 she loaned him in 2011 and not adhering to a written agreement they made in 2016, in which he was to provide an accounting of his income. She further alleged he has not repaid her $81,652 she loaned him for attorneys fees stemming from litigation between 2013 and 2015.”
City of Chicago v. Jussie Smollett
The city of Chicago has officially filed a civil suit against Jussie Smollett seeking reimbursement in excess of $130,000 for cost to the police department to investigate his hoax hate crime. More importantly, the civil case may cause the sealed files on the criminal investigation to become public.
In addition there have been calls for the resignation of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. The city is also asking for a special prosecutor to be appointed to oversee the civil case.
When Is A Recusal Not A Recusal?
In response, Foxx has asked that Cook County Inspector General Patrick Blanchard review how the state’s attorneys office handled the criminal case against Jussie Smollett. This moves seems to be a way to prevent the appointment of a special prosecutor to oversee the civil case.
In other fun facts, Foxx said during the criminal case investigation that she had recused herself. Now she is saying that when she said the word “recused” she meant it “colloquially” not “legally.” She appears to be backtracking. Because , when she recused herself the case should have been immediately handed over to a special prosecutor. Instead, it continued to be handled by her her office. Speaking of her office, those attorneys who worked most closely to her are allegedly dropping like flies to return to private practice.
City National Bank v. Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
Tori and Dean have not repaid the nearly $200,000 judgment owed to City National Bank handed down in 2017. The interest now makes the judgment closer to $300K. The courts have required a debtor examination of their finances. Meanwhile, Tori went on some sort of first class trip to Israeli. Hopefully, it was a trip to get a discount tubal ligation.
Random Reality Show Nonsense
Jenelle Evans and David Eason Drama of The Week
And now for some good news. Jenelle Evans has had her tubes tied. The last time I paid attention to Jenelle Evans was when she and David separated two months ago. Apparently, they reunited a week ago.
Now Jenelle is making some bizarre statements about why she got a tubal ligation. She claims that she was in constant pain on her left side. See, there is only one reason to get a tubal ligation. That is if you don’t want to have more babies. Or if there is something wrong with you that would make getting pregnant dangerous to the mother.
As usual, this whole story is bizarre right up to the part where David left her alone in the hospital all night. She was on social media talking about how she hates being alone. When David arrived to pick her up the next day, he brought her a gift to give her as soon as she was rolled out of the hospital. It was a surfboard. It sounds like things are really bad there again. David posted about cooking for Jenelle as she was “feeling poorly.” Make of that what you will.
Brandi Glanville’s Drinking Problem Makes News Again
Last night, Brandi Glanville donned a tiny pair of red polka dotted shorts and a see-thru white shirt, probably from Wet Seal and went with friends to Mr. Chow. Mr. Chow is where minor celebrities go to try and get papped by the paparazzi for entertainment news sites. I’m sure it seemed like a good idea at the time. Then she drank a ton of shots. Her stumbling out of the joint in high heels alone with smeared lipstick and her tits and ass hanging out was indeed caught on camera. SUCCESS! The one with her drunkenly slumped against the dirty wall was my favorite. She has clearly been carving at her face again. Sigh.
Vicki Gunvalson Had Another Surgery
Vicki Gunvalson had yet another surgery yesterday. Of course she posted it on Instagram and it was filmed for RHOC. She comment under her four photos from the hospital, “Had another “non elective” procedure yesterday and feeling much better today. Thank you to all that reached out. #itsalwayssomething #cantkeepmedownlong #filmingtoday #lifeofvicki #puffybedwarmer #notababy
Lisa Vanderpump and Bethenny Frankel
Both LVP and Bethenny Frankel were on WWHL recently. LVP kept claiming she isn’t watching the season while talking about all the things shown on the show this season. She did say that Camille Grammer apologized for “saying something awful” about her on camera when she dropped by LVP’s cocktail bar. That show had not aired yet at the time of the opening. LVP seemed really pissed about the bad teeth comment. She threatened to expose all the extensive surgeries the other women have had.
Bethenny Frankel said she has talked with both of her longtime friends Kyle Richards and Lisa Rinna about the damn dog situation. Bethenny said she thought Kyle and LVP would eventually mend fences. She also said she warned Rinna to make sure LVP was all the way dead if they came for her. She says LVP is not dead yet.
Sort of Open Forum
That’s all the news for now from the Entertainment News World. In the real world, it’s been a shit week. The weather has been insane. I don’t do well with ups and down in barometric pressure so I’ve been an emotional hot mess all week. Last night I was up all night with Banjo who is declining in health lately. I am bracing for the inevitable. Every time he loses a bit more pep or does unusual things I go into “this is it mode.” He seems better today. Then the tornadoes and bad weather rolled in. I’m ready for a new week, what about you guys?