Jim Bellino Refuses To Pay Shannon Beador $220,000 Dollars After Losing To Her In Court
Jim Bellino, the ex-husband of former Real Housewives of Orange County star Alexis Bellino, is refusing to pay Shannon Beador $220,000 after losing to her in court. Read on to find out why.
This initially stemmed from a lawsuit that Jim, 56, filed against Shannon, 55, and Tamra Judge last year.
Jim accused them of slandering his name by trashing him and his family on a podcast with Heather McDonald.
He 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.” Shannon and Tamra, 51, fired back and demanded the case be dismissed. Both denied defaming his business and said that their statements were rooted in truth.
The judge dismissed all claims against the mother-of-three, noting that Jim failed to establish a probability of prevailing against Shannon on the defamation and other claims, and as a result, the “complaint is stricken in its entirety against Ms. Beador. The clerk shall enter judgment for Ms. Beador.”
Tamra, who was a defendant in the case, has not been dismissed and the case against her is continuing on.
The Blast reported that Jim is refusing to pay Shannon's $220,000 legal fees from the case. He claims that it's excessive and unreasonable and is asking to judge to pay nothing instead.
Shannon filed those legal fees docs back in February after she successfully defended herself in Jim's initial case against her and Tamra. Jim is alternatively requesting that her bill be cut down by 80 percent, equaling about $44,000.