Joanna is taking this defamations lawsuit as far as she can, and according to The Miami Herald, Brandi’s fate is now in the judge’s hands. After nearly two years of back and forth, Brandi and Joanna’s lawyers are set to stand before Judge Pedro Echarte, and argue if he should throw out the “slander case.”
Back in 2013 Brandi was spreading rumors about the smell of Joanna’s goodies, and we previously told you Joanna insists this is affecting her career, and is causing emotional distress. Joanna’s rep claimed that “everywhere she goes” the rumor is brought up. Even worse, people bring it up to her hubby Roman! I can’t imagine people are going up to Roman and flat-out bringing up Joanna’s stench; that would be horribly disrespectful.
The problem is that Joanna is in Miami, and Brandi is in California; there are different statue of limitations regarding this sort of case. On January 24th Judge Echarte will either side with Brandi, and throw out the case, or sympathize with Joanna and they will go to trial.
“It’s unlikely the judge will throw the case out on that argument. Joanna was and is a resident of Florida, so there’s no reason to use California standards,” Joanna’s lawyer stated.
Joanna wants Brandi to pay for her words, literally. If the case goes to trial, Joanna’s lawyer Ray Rafool will be requesting “punitive damages” for Brandi’s “un-hygienic accusations!”
“Punitive damages are supposed to punish a person in her wallet.The award will be proportionate to Glanville’s wealth,” Rafool explained. (Apparently, that’s estimated to be in the $4.7 million range, mostly from her divorce.)
I don’t think Brandi is worth $4.7 million dollars, she is constantly complaining about money and was having so many issues securing a home. Even more, I don’t think much of her money from Eddie is left. Brandi’s been working her butt off, and appeared on multiple reality shows since she left RHOBH!
I feel for Joanna, Brandi’s comments were degrading. However, the only person still making this news is her!