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Andy Cohen and Melissa Gorga Sued for $30 Million!!!

Mega

Envy is an ugly thing…

Melissa Gorga and Andy Cohen are being sued for $30 million by Melissa’s former business partner Jackie Beard Robinson; claiming that the duo made her look like a “felon” on the Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Righhhttt….

Once upon a time Melissa and Jackie were partners and co-owners of the New Jersey clothing boutique Envy but split earlier this year after Jackie cleaned out the store in the middle of the night behind Melissa’s back.

The ex-partners met in 2014 and decided in August 2015 to open Envy together in Montclair, NJ, according to documents Robinson filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of Flordia on Wednesday.

According to the business agreement, Robinson was named the manager of the shop Envy by Melissa Gorga in October 2015, but by December 31, 2016, their relationship was severed.

In the lawsuit, Robinson claims she went to Envy on January 1, 2017 “in broad daylight” to remove her belonging despite the false accusations Melissa made on RHONJ that Jackie “snuck into Envy in the middle of the night and stole clothing.”

The allegations against Jackie were reiterated on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen when Andy asked Melissa “Wow, so, that lady wound up kinda ripping you off? ” per the suit, with Melissa responding, “Yes.”

Robinson, who identifies herself as “a blogger and style consultant,” says the comments made her look like a felon, which hurt her business as an “international fashion influencer and entrepreneur.”

The most shocking part of the lawsuit is Jackie’s claim that Melissa was “misappropriating over $37,000 from Envy without authorization”

Also, named in the suit is RHONJ production executive Dorothy Toran and NBCUniversal.

At this time, no comment or statements have been released from Melissa or Andy.

I’m not shocked – Jackie seems DESPERATE if you ask me. I mean she went running to Kim D after ending her partnership with Melissa. I don’t believe for a second that Jackie didn’t want the fame and attention that came with being on RHONJ.

Thoughts on this lawsuit? Do you think Jackie lawsuit is valid? Will Andy and Melissa have to pay up? Do you believe Melissa was “misappropriating” funds from Envy? Sound off below!

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  • JUST ME 5739

    THIS WOMAN KNEW SHE WAS GOING INTO BUSINESS WITH…..AND IF SHE DIDN’T LOOK INTO MELISSA AND JOE BEFORE THEN SHAME ON HER….

  • Romulus

    I’m loving this story. Melissa is so used to bending the truth. Now her little habit is giving her a minor headache right in time for Christmas.

    • Betty

      Very minor. Nothing like lying to the Feds and going to prison. 🙂

      • September24

        Nothing like fleeing the state to avoid court. Then lying about it actually happening.

        • Betty

          You sound like an idiot. $17 from 7-11? Wow, quite the felony.

          • September24

            Nope. Only an idiot would think it was $17 from 7-11. Don’t sink so low Betty with the bad name calling. I don’t call any poster names.

            • Betty

              Um, that is exactly what it was, so ….if the name fits.

              • Romulus

                Betty come on! I was just indulging in a little harmless Schadenfreude about Melissa – as if Melissa knows or cares! And then you go baiting, relating it back to Theresa (it was nothing to do with Theresa, Melissa just annoys me), and call September names. It’s just no fun. I don’t go jumping on your threads when you are stating your opinions. September is not an idiot either, give it up Betty!

                • Betty

                  Actually September isn’t very bright. Sorry, not sorry. I also didn’t “jump on your thread”. I just stated something. No biggie

  • Pokemon

    TreCunt is next to de sued and join her ape husband in jail

    • Betty

      I was hoping she would throw a chair at Kim D. and go back to jail. LMAO

  • Khipp

    Uh oh…

  • samael

    wow, Jackie’s lawyer is high profile Larry Klayman…swatting a fly with an nuclear bomb!

    https://shadowproof.com/2017/11/24/federal-court-dismisses-multi-year-lawsuit-nsa-surveillance/

  • Amanda

    Doesn’t surprise me. MG is a liar that’s her claim to fame. I’m not sure how this suit will hold up though.

  • Niki

    Eh, this isn’t going anywhere. Now, had they talked about her vagina… ?? ? #FunkBox #SmellsFishy #TheKruppaTrials

  • September24

    The blue truck is probably in front of the store right now. Shredding……

  • September24

    Jackie snuck into the store in the middle of the night and stole clothing says the shore wh*re who stole from a store, got caught, was arrested, and fled the state to avoid court. Team Jackie!

  • September24

    Let’s hope all the paperwork becomes public and we find out who really owns this store. And how much money is owed on the loans to have opened it in the first place.

  • September24

    You just know, somewhere, Kat is laughing her a$$ off! LOL!

  • michers

    Jackie must need new tutu’s.

  • ????????Ð??Ð????

    Hahahaha, this is hilarious!! Too bad it won’t go anywhere. If this woman had any sense, she would have never gotten mixed up in with a RHONJ cast member. Considering one of them is a convicted felon and the rest are pretty suspect. Not sure how she did her research when deciding to hitch up with Melissa, but she picked her and she’s paying the consequences. I kind of feel bad for her but not really. Remember this nose? LOLOLOLOLOL https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4b84b02c41c41755530979dd825a19d48d0228441fcfd0ffb067ae8ae62887ae.gif

    • ~Medusa~

      Hahaha… I bet this situation becomes a SL next season.

      • ????????Ð??Ð????

        Oh nooooo. Just like RHOC, NJ needs to be wiped off the map!!

        • ~Medusa~

          That’s for sure.

          • Pokemon

            This is the real felons of NJ

      • lipppo jaqqq

        one thing i can say – she’s “tutu” old for a tutu. she’s like a retired sesame street puppet in a nursing home. big bird, anyone?

        • luvs2ride

          LMAO!!
          You’re absolutely right!!!

    • Betty

      Her eyebrows, hair and makeup are soooooo much better. She is also the only a handful of people I’ve seen whose lip fillers actually look good. She should really send her SIL Teresa in to get a nose job. Everyone on TV needs one. Big noses do not look good in HD. Speaking of which, Kim D and Frank Cantania, or whatever his last name is, are AWEFUL in HD. UGH

      • Bobby

        ur comment is disgusting and screams that you are insecure or just a really awful person. teresa, kim d, and frank are all decent looking people (i think both teresa and frank are hot) .. to say they all need a nose job is corny

    • BAPS C

      Right! lol

    • Pokemon

      The whore felon will be sent back to jail soon

  • September24

    Where’s the $37k? This hag is Jacaholic 2.0!

  • September24

    The hag Marco clan filing for bk in 5, 4, 3….. Protect whatever assets they have – just like Jacaholic did!

    • Betty

      Keep dreaming. LOL. There’s only one, no TWO felons on RHONJ, and that’s TreApe and Slo Joe. Oh and they filled for bankruptcy, committed bankruptcy fraud and had their possesions photographed and put up for public auction. Bahaha

    • samael

      100% September24!

  • Marcy Davis

    Guess who”s the glue that hooked up Jackie Beard Robertson and Kim D Posche no other than Dolores Catania…This is a revenge suit that’s going nowhere. Envy is really doing that good, most of her popular stuff is always sold out. NBC Universal lawyers no chance in hell for this women BS Claim…

    • Lea

      Yeah, Andy is definitely covered by his legal team, this isn’t ‘his first rodeo’. Not sure how much Melissa is covered. What do you mean that Dolores hooked them up? I thought Jackie said she had known Kim ‘for years’ prior?

      • Marcy Davis

        No Jackie has know Dolores for years Jackie was Dolores first trainer after she split from her husband. they go way back so Dolores hooked her up with Kim D to help her liquidate her stock in New Jersey instead of hauling it all the way back to Florida. Plus the stock wouldn’t sell as good in Florida different styles I guess.

        • michers

          Unreal but I shouldn’t be shocked

        • samael

          Jackie was at Dull’s opening of that gym that Dull Ass’ hubby bought! (via instagram)

        • luvs2ride

          Old Cankles in the common denominator in every scandal lately!!

        • Lea

          Marcy – I love your inside info! Makes a lot of sense that the styles wouldn’t sell as well in FL, so wanted to keep in NJ, plus shipping that stuff down would only add $ to problem. Wow. And Jackie was Dolores’ first trainer?! (Wish I was on my phone, would add an eye roll emoji!)

    • samael

      yeah, just perused Jackie’s instagram..there she is hugging the stuffing outta Dull Ass last year..(long time bff!)

    • BAPS C

      I would not believe last season that Dolores disliked Melissa and Tre so much. Wow.

  • Marcy Davis

    Guess who is the glue that hooked up Jackie Beard Robertson and Kim D Posche no other than Dolores Catania…This is a revenge suit that’s going nowhere. Envy is really doing that good, most of her popular stuff is always sold out. NBC Universal lawyers no chance in hell for this women BS Claim…

  • Rain

    I don’t watch this show or know this woman but as far as Andy goes , oh oh !!! He better watch out , these lawsuits are contagious and he could have a flurry of lawsuits coming at him from all directions once more people hear about this

    Say a prayer Andrew ! You’re gonna need it

    • ????????Ð??Ð????

      I have a sneaking suspicion Princess Cohen will be able to slime himself out of this one but I would love it to hit him where it hurts the most, his pocketbook! Merry Christmas wonky donk!!!

      • Rain

        Oh for sure Andy will be fine FOR NOW! But this is quicksand territory, it starts with one lawsuit then another then another . Across all the HW shows , there are so many pissed off people ?. My suspicion is that this is only the tip of the iceberg and it may escalate to a level that Bravo may ditch his sorry ass . These shows are quite powerful , just think of when Kelly said ‘Terry Debrow kills people ‘ !! This is a HUGE deal

  • Betty

    WOW, Melissa is very pretty. She did say those things. Hopefully Andy will foot the legal bill. This lady is not an international fashion maven, but maybe it hurt her. Worth a try. Even a settlement would be in the tens of thousands at least.

  • Ilona

    Better watch out! Writing about this in a blog and you may also find your name on that lawsuit lol jk of course. This lady has nothing against bravo lawyers. This is her last grab for her name in headlines imo

  • samael

    We need to be real and Jackie is an actual business person..as opposed to M who woke up one day and started a business. Jackie has been in the biz for awhile. The store was cleaned out Jan 2017 and it was October that M said that..no one cares.

    M will survive this…not sure if this has credence or not..

    • luvs2ride

      Yes, sam. Melissa has no business sense. Look at me, so sexy, playing boutique owner. Ha!

      While the suit is frivolous and may end up being settled out of court, ya never know.

      Melissa may end up serving watered down soda and cheap boxed wine at that strip mall pizzeria they slapped their name on. She really was a bartender, remember??

    • VtheFashionista

      If she was an actual business person she would have never gone into business with someone with zero business experience and she would have had all her legal ducks in a row from the start. Many people have a business, very few are business owners.

      • samael

        all true, everyone was shocked that someone actually had anything legal to do with M. I still don’t understand why Jackie decided this. And Jackie does have established business’s that she has worked for decades – not sure why Jackie put her business name/reputation on the line at all.

      • njfan12

        Doesn’t Melissa had business experience from running Joe Gorga’s business? Melissa said in one of her talking heads in season 3 that she helped built his business from the ground up.

        • njfan12

          have

          • njfan12

            built

            • njfan12

              build

        • anonymous82

          No that was Teresa. Juicy was mad at the way Joey was treating Teresa and brought up the fact that Teresa set up Joey’s business. Teresa kept saying she helped him start the business and juicy wasn’t trying to let Teresa give him an out. Juicy said that Teresa did everything and that Joey was shit for calling her garbage after everything she did for him. Melissa was his secretary after they got together but Teresa set up the business.

          • michers

            Secretary . Teacher . Singer . She’s like , Superwoman LOL!!!

            • Khipp

              Stripper

          • Kitty Foyle

            Teresa GAVE little Joey money to start his business, not that she set him up.

        • michers

          Yeah . She must have been the one who enlisted the Beavers!!!! And urged the blue truck purchase !

      • michers

        Good point . Then takes off to Kim D ? Lololol -‘ nuff said . Clown .

    • VtheFashionista

      If she was an actual business person she would have never gone into business with someone with zero business experience and she would have had all her legal ducks in a row from the start. Many people have a business, very few are business owners.

  • September24

    Thank you Jesus. LOL!