Drama on and off the small display screen. The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Margaret Josephs and Rachel Fuda are sharing their ideas on Luis “Louie” Ruelas’ ex-fiancé Vanessa Reiser‘s latest restraining order towards him.
“If she seems like she wants to guard herself then she has to do what she feels is correct,” Fuda, 32, solely informed Us Weekly at City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Award luncheon at The Plaza in NYC on Thursday, June 8.
Reiser’s lawyer, Douglas Anton, solely informed Us on Wednesday, June 7, that Ruelas, 48 — who tied the knot with Teresa Giudice in August 2022 — allegedly employed an undercover plant via Richard ‘Bo’ Dietl’s non-public investigation firm “to stalk, harass and in any other case seem as a ‘affected person’ of my consumer beneath false pretenses” in an try to “intimidate” Reiser, who’s a licensed therapist specializing in narcissistic abuse.
Provided that Ruelas and Dietl, 72, have a historical past and friendship collectively, Fuda mentioned she’s “not stunned” Reiser was ready to determine her pretend affected person was allegedly somebody who labored for the detective’s agency.
Josephs, 56, chimed in by stating, “I feel it’s very telling that Bo Dietl is now admitting that he has labored for Luis.” She added: “I feel it’s a tragic state of affairs that’s all I can say. It’s pathetic.”
Ruelas didn’t instantly reply to Us’ request for remark, whereas Dietl — who beforehand denied being employed by the Bravo character to look into Giudice’s RHONJ costars — informed Page Six earlier this week that any potential hiring of a non-public investigator is confidential.
“So far as whether or not [Ruelas] employed us for potential non-public investigations, that’s confidentially [sic],” Dietl acknowledged.
Anton informed Us on Wednesday that Ruelas ought to “fall on his personal sword, save his buddy’s repute as a non-public investigator, shield this younger feminine worker from having her credibility destroyed and admit he did this, give a authorized, non-harassing motive why and have his lawyer talk that to my workplace.”
He continued: “I’ll then focus on it with my consumer and whether it is cheap, and she or he feels snug sufficient with the rationale to allay her fears from this harassment and intimidation, even when she doesn’t like that he did it, I’ll advocate that she dismiss the TRO and this matter can conclude peacefully for all events.”
Previous to information of Reiser’s restraining order, Ruelas was named in a harassment lawsuit against his company, Digital Media Options. In accordance with court docket paperwork obtained by Us final month, a lady named Juanita Williams is suing the enterprise for receiving a number of telemarketing calls regardless of being on their “Do Not Name” registry.
Williams additionally claimed that she upon answering one of many calls in September 2022, she was directed to an insurance coverage agent who allegedly informed her the corporate had generated her quantity as a possible gross sales lead. She is in search of $1,500 per telephone name. Ruelas and Giudice didn’t reply to the lawsuit or Us’ request for remark on the time.
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