Before Gretchen Rossi got with Slade Smiley, she was with a guy named Jeff Beitzel. He is the guy that she has mentioned that she was engaged to and then he passed away due to leukemia.
Well, there is another guy that she dated named Jay Photoglou and she filed suit against him for a variety of things ranging from assault, defamation, battery and a list of other things.
"A judge later threw out the defamation charges but claims of assault, battery, stalking, breach of contract, conversion, intentional emotional distress, intentional interference with contractual relations and intentional interference with prospective economic relations were allowed to move forward," reports OC Weekly.
In the end, Gretchen Rossi was awarded $23,250 for punitive damages and $500,000 for general damages. It seems like she deserves every penny if this guy did all of these things to her that she alleges.
She is now trying to get a restraining order against him too and has a hearing date. Hopefully, she will be able to get it. If this guy was as bad as she alleges, then she does need to do whatever she can to protect herself.
Slade is busy with his ill son, so he will not be of much help at the moment. It is not like he is much help anyway.
Hopefully, Gretchen will get her cash, her restraining order and some peace from this situation. Hopefully, Slade will start being more of a man too and perhaps get a job.
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