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Tamra Judge Settles $1 Million Lawsuit With Alexis Bellino’s Ex-Husband Jim Bellino

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Settled and done!

Tamra Judge has settled her long-standing legal battle with Alexis Bellino’s ex-husband, Jim Bellino.

According to Radar Online, Jim, who previously accused Tamra and Shannon Beador of ruining his reputation, told the court that he is dropping all charges against Tamra.

The details of the settlement remain confidential but this move will allow both parties to avoid a costly trial.  As of late 2019, the lawsuit had cost Tamra more than $300k.

In 2018, Jim filed a lawsuit against Tamra and Shannon demanding $1 million in damages after the former Real Housewives of Orange County stars made comments about his business and divorce from Alexis while appearing on Heather McDonald’s Juicy Scoop podcast.

The three women talked about alleged lawsuits filed against Jim’s former trampoline park.

Tamra said, “I have a theory. Everything, everything’s in [Alexis’] name. He’s going to go to jail. Yeah, he’s a shady motherf*cker.”

“Do they still have the trampoline parks? Does anyone know?” Heather asked.

“No. No. I heard that they don’t … I heard they don’t because they were sued. I won’t let my kids go because people get paralyzed… apparently, that happens,” Shannon replied.

Tamra and Shannon called the lawsuit bogus and demanded it be tossed out.

In 2019, the judge dismissed all charges against Shannon and demanded Jim pay Shannon’s attorney fees which amounted to $137,340.25.

Shannon released a statement revealing how grateful she was that the longstanding legal battle was over and done with.

“I am grateful and relieved because this has taken an emotional and financial toll on my family,” Shannon said at the time.

Heather was also able to convince the judge to toss Jim’s lawsuit against her.

After claiming victory in the case, she told Page Six, “It’s been a horrible last two years going through it all and it’s definitely affected my business. When people bring on lawsuits like this just to have a chilling effect, it’s so that people crumble up and die and roll over.”

The Real Housewives of Orange County airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm EST on Bravo.

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