Melissa Gorga’s ex business partner is suing the RHONJ star along with Andy Cohen and NBC Universal for $30 million, for making her look like a “felon” on TV.
Jackie Beard Robinson, who was Melissa’a business partner at the boutique ‘Envy By Melissa Gorga’ claims that Melissa and Andy Cohen made her look like a “felon” on TV.
Robinson is accusing the stars of defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Here’s the backstory via Page Six:
The ladies went into a business agreement in October 2015, but their business relationship was over by Dec. 31, 2016.
In the suit, Robinson claims she went to Envy to remove her things in “broad daylight” on Jan. 1, 2017 — after alleging that Melissa was “misappropriating over $37,000 from Envy without authorization” — but says Melissa falsely claimed on TV that she “snuck into Envy in the middle of the night and stole clothing.”
Robinson claims Andy and Melissa repeated the allegations on an episode of WWHL:
“Wow, so, that lady wound up kinda ripping you off?,” per the suit. Melissa responded, “Yes.”
Robinson argued that the comments made her look like a felon, which hurt her business as “an entrepreneur and international fashion influencer.” She also identified herself as “a blogger and style consultant.”
You can read the news release here