Judge Gregory Munoz of Orange County Superior Court determined Wednesday that Rossi, 33, must pay Photoglou the $40K, since the judge threw out the defamation part of her lawsuit against him, and Photoglou spent about $85,000 defending himself.

Photoglou and his attorney, Bryan J. Freedman, had filed an Anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Policy) motion in Rossi’s case against him, arguing that Photoglou had the freedom of speech rights to say he was once her boyfriend. The Anti-SLAPP motion prevailed….

The Orange County Register has the complete, story followed by a little poll. Take a second or two and add your .02¢

Should Gretchen Rossi be forced to pay Jay Photoglou’s attorney’s fees?

  • Yes, I agree with the judge.
  • No, Jay should get a life.
  • Who cares?