Former Real Housewife Alexis Bellino and her husband got a divorce this year, and we even know how much Alexis is getting.
But Jim Bellino is suing Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador for defamation ... and he's demanding that they pay out $1 million.
Tamra is hitting back in court, saying that he can't sue her for defamation ... because everything that she said is true.
RadarOnline reports that Tamra Judge hit back at Jim Bellino's lawsuit, asking the court to dismiss the case.
A court document reads: "Judge’s Statements Regarding Spousal Support and Plaintiff Being 'Shady' Cannot Support A Defamation Cause of Action Because It Is True."
Shannon and Tamra had gossiped a little about Jim when discussing his divorce, but Tamra's team argues that she didn't say anything that wasn't true.
"Plaintiff specifically requests spousal support in his publicly available divorce papers," the papers argue.
The paper adds: "In addition, Judge’s statement that Plaintiff is a ‘shady motherf--ker’ is also not actionable because it is true."
Tamra's team didn't make that assertion out of nowhere. They included some serious receipts.
"Shady means of doubtful honesty or legality," the documents establish.
The document mentions: "Plaintiff accepted a deal with the government that gave him probation after he was caught in an FBI investigation for his sale of counterfeit sports memorabilia. (Beaudin Decl. at Exs. 14-15, 18.)"
There are several well-documented pieces of evidence that Tamra believes justify the assertion that Jim is "shady."
There's another example: "Plaintiff was sued for fraud, deceit, wrongful foreclosure, breach of written contracts, and other accusations in connection with his company’s foreclosure on a hotel property after receiving $2.13 million in a refinance loan. (Id. at Exs. 11, 14.)"
The documents continue to list that which they believe to be shady about Jim.
The papers mention: "He faced foreclosure on a home for delinquent payments and then turned around a purchased a more expensive home the next year. (Id. at Exs. 12-13, 16-17.)"
The documents accuse: "He also allegedly hired and failed to pay an interior designer that resulted in legal action. (Id. at Ex. 19.)"
Folks, please pay the people whom you hire to do work.
Tamra's team asserts: "These actions all fall within the purview of being ‘shady,’"
Jim, however, continues to rail against both Tamra and Shannon.
"Tamra has slandered and defamed many people," Jim claims. "This time she messed with the wrong person!! Shannon has severely lied about my business which affects my ability to support my family."
"In their responses," Jim continues. "Neither one of them addressed the true damaging statements they have made. It’s time someone puts a stop to their careless malicious attacks."
Look, no one is accusing Tamra of being a good person. Her outrageous behavior has made her estranged from her daughter and has also made her into an unflattering meme.
But some feel that this lawsuit is weak, a huge overreaction, or even frivilous.
Their next court date is October 18, 2018.