Brandi Glanville is hopeful a clause in Joanna Krupa's "Real Housewives" contract will force her to throw out the defamation lawsuit she filed against her. The suit stems from comments Brandi, 42, made in 2013 about the former star of Bravo's now-canceled "The Real Housewives of Miami." Nearly two years later, the legal battle continues between the former "Housewives," but Brandi believes the end may be near due to an over site on Joanna's, 36, part.
According to TMZ, Brandi believes the entire case should be thrown out. Documents obtained by the site claim the ex "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star claims that her contract with Bravo prevents her from suing any of the other "Housewives" stars. Brandi noted that, while she had not seen Joanna's contract, she was almost certain it contained a similar clause. Joanna's lawyer, however, is not so convinced. She told TMZ she and her client will do everything in their power to ensure justice is served and remain hopeful that "something sticks."
The lawsuit stems from comments Brandi made during an episode of "Watch What Happens Live." As People magazine reported, during the 2013 episode the controversial former "RHOBH" star told host Andy Cohen that Joanna had an extramarital affair with Mohamed Hadid who was, at the time, married to Yolanda Foster. She also said she believed the model's vagina "smelled." She then repeated the claims about Joanna's odor in another "WWHL" episode filmed in December 2014. Papers filed Jan. 22 in Miami-Dade County state that Brandi "knowingly made false and malicious statements" about Joanna.
Joanna is requesting a public apology, as well as $15,000 in damages. She claimed Brandi's comments have caused her emotional distress. According to her lawyer, Joanna's "public persona and image are important to her" as she hold many prestigious career titles including model, actress, television personality and animal rights activist.