The newly divorced Jim Bellino is suing Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador to the tune of $1 million.
He clames that they deiiberately and maliciously spread lies about him in a diabolical plot to ruin his reputation and his business.
Now, he’s insisting that Tamra surrender her text messages to the court, which he says will expose this alleged scheme.
According to new court documents that The Blast obtained this week, Jim Bellino believes that he can prove malicious forethought.
How? Because Tamra and Shannon’s interview that launched this whole thing featured a visual aid.
“The premeditated nature of the Defendants vicious personal attack is reflected in the visual backdrop of the videotaped interview,” his attorneys argue.
The backdrop is one “which consists of a photo of Mr. Bellino and his ex-wife Alexis Bellino edited into two pieces, with a rip between them.”
The suggestion here is that Tamra and Shannon had planned in advance to roast him, and that the edited photo is proof of that.
More to the point, Jim’s team argues that Tamra’s body language betrays her allegedly sinister intent.
Tamra, his attorneys note, “grins and pumps her shoulders” when the Bellino divorce comes up.
They write in court documents that she is “unable to contain her excitement and eagerness to tear into Mr. Bellino and his reputation.”
That sounds like a bit of a stretch.
Being excited to discuss a topic isn’t the same thing as being eager to defame someone.
It’s hard for attorneys to claim to know exactly what someone was thinking.
Speculation about Tamra’s intentions will be moot, however, if her text messaging history contains what Jim thinks that it contains.
In court documents, Jim’s team demands that Tamra surrender her text messaging history.
It is their belief that this will yield “substantial direct or circumstantial evidence” of malicious forethought.
So, in other words, he …read more
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip