Shannon Beador, of The Real Housewives of Orange County, is getting $138,000 dollars from Alexis Bellino’s ex-husband, Jim Bellino. A judge has ordered that he cover her attorney bills. Alexis and Jim previously appeared on the RHOC together when they were married. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, an Orange County judge has awarded Shannon a whopping total of $137,340.25 for her legal bills.
Shannon got the lawsuit filed against her by Jim dismissed. He had accused Shannon and co-star, Tamra Judge, of defaming him with comments about his business and his split from Alexis. However; a judge didn’t agree and dismissed it. Tamra is still fighting Jim with this case. She was seeking a total of $220,000 dollars in attorney fees from Jim. According to court documents, he objected and demanded that the judge not award her that amount. According to The Blast, he said it was “excessive and unreasonable.” The court came up with calculations and found it to be around $137 thousand dollars. Jim sued Shannon and Tamra, and “accused them of defaming his good name by trashing his family on a podcast with comedian Heather McDonald.”
He also “accused them of spreading lies that his divorce was fake and that his trampoline business had left customers paralyzed and claimed, ‘he’s going to jail.'” Jim sued seeking over $1 million dollars for the damage that Tamra and Shannon allegedly caused his life. The RHOC stars denied the allegations and demanded the cases to be dismissed. The ladies both denied defaming Jim and said that all of their statements were true.
The Real Housewives of Orange County recently wrapped season 14 and they are slated to return to Bravo this year.
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