After the two women slammed Jim’s business and divorce from Alexis Bellino during an episode of Heather McDonald‘s Juicy Scoop podcast and refused to apologize for doing so, Jim is requesting $1 million in damages.
According to a July 27 report from TMZ, Jim attempted to warn Tamra and Shannon about a potential lawsuit weeks about when he sent them a letter of cease and desist. However, because the ladies didn’t adhere to his demands, he wants them to pay.
During the podcast, Tamra referred to Jim as a “shady motherf**ker” and suggested he was faking this divorce because he is “going to go to jail.” As for Shannon, she also made her own stunning allegations against Jim, alleging she heard he had to shut down his trampoline business due to lawsuits.
“No, I heard they don’t [have the Trampoline business anymore] because they were sued,” stated Shannon. “I won’t let my kids go because people get paralyzed. Apparently that happened.”
On Friday, Jim filed documents against Tamra and Shannon, slamming the two reality stars for claiming customers were paralyzed at his trampoline park and suggesting his divorce from Alexis was completely fake. Jim also called out Tamra and Shannon for saying “he’s going to jail,” confirming that their comment was a flat-out lie.
Following Tamra and Shannon’s appearance on Juicy Scoop, the ladies made a joint appearance on Watch What Happens Live and while chatting with Andy Cohen, they suggested their comments about Jim weren’t serious. Instead, they said they were simply “poking fun” at him.
Jim’s lawsuit comes on the heels of an emotional blog entry shared with fans on his official website in which he said he sought professional help as the result of Tamra and Shannon’s claims against him.
“I have been forced to seek professional help for physical and psychological ailments I’ve been experiencing since being dragged through the mud by Tamra and Shannon,” he wrote. “The repercussions of this behavior from them and the coverage that it gets are literally harming every part of me.”
“Beyond this,” he continued, “my businesses have suffered, which has created hardship for myself, Alexis, and my children. I am, after all, a father who happens to own businesses, not an entrepreneur who happens to have children.”
The news of this lawsuit comes just a day after it was reported that one of Jim’s former business partners is suing him for failing to pay him part of his share after selling their business to a third party.
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