My last update noted November 19th as the upcoming “showdown.”Didn’t happen. I wonder if this, filed on 11/16/10 by Gretchen Rossi, had anything to do with it? Court has been rescheduled for December 10th.

Remember Rossi’s defamation claims against Jay Photoglou were stricken? Defamation Suit Torpedoed /Gretchen Rossi Punked By So Called Ex… (apparently, Gretchen did not produce sufficient evidence that the statements were false.) Well now she wants claims of defamation against her stricken too, gone! Think that’s going to happen? You can read Rossi’s Motion to Strike here, and Photoglou’s Opposition here.

Another upcoming court date, December 23rd. The judge will hear Jay’s motion for attorney fees. Note, this is just the money spent getting the defamation claims against him thrown out of court…1 motion!

TMZ reported earlier this week:

Gretchen Rossi’s ex hates the reality starlet so much — he’s demanding that she pay back every penny he had to spend in their nasty legal war … including parking fees, gas and even a $20 dinner…

A judge dismissed Rossi’s claims — and earlier this week, Jay filed docs in Orange County Superior Court demanding she pay for literally everything he had to go through during the case … including:
– $96.25 for parking fees
– $289 in “milage fees”
– $20.85 for a dinner meeting regarding the case
… and a mere $72,072.80 in legal fees.
All in all, Jay wants $85,864.08 for his troubles.

His troubles? I guess the judge will decide that…kinda like when he was awarded $22,375 for his attorney fees, troubles, attorney fees earlier this year after the Temporary Restraining Order Rossi filed against him was dismissed with prejudice. Stay tuned…I think justice will be served. If these numbers are accurate, someone’s going to have $85,864.08 worth of troubles!

“Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch, nay, you may kick it all about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.”  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, The Professor at the Breakfast Table