Noella Bergener is a well-known model, influencer, and TV personality. She rose to prominence after appearing on The Real Housewives of Orange County. Noella was recently hit with a massive judgment after putting off a legal dispute for months.
According to court documents obtained by Radar Online, an Orange County Superior Court judge granted a motion brought by Creditor’s Adjustment Bureau, Inc. last week. As previously reported, the company sued the Bravo star for an alleged debt owed to the law firm Fried and Goldsman.
Noella reportedly hired the firm to assist her with a paternity battle over her daughter in 2014. The legal battle dragged on for years. The original unpaid balance was $293k, but the creditor company demanded $116k in interest plus another $5k in fees. The suit was filed in October, and the firm stated that legal papers were served on Noella several weeks later.
The Bravo star failed to appear in court. According to sources close to the RHOC star, she believed her ex was responsible for the bill, not her. According to an insider, Noella believed the allegations in the complaint were “unfounded.” Despite her belief, she never retained the services of a lawyer to handle the case.
Aside from the $415k bill, Noella still has to deal with her ugly divorce from well-known Orange County personal injury lawyer James. The two were married for 1 year before they both rushed to court. Noella filed her case days after the story of James’ massive tax debt was revealed.
James is accused of owing the IRS and the state of California $5.8 million in back taxes. On June 3, 2021, the federal tax lien was filed, accusing James of owing taxes for the years 2018 and 2019. Uncle Sam claims he owes $1,878,438 in 2018 and $2,166,680 in 2019. The State of California filed a separate lien against James, alleging that he owed $1,851,225.04 in 2018 and 2019. The total amount of his tax debt is $5,896,343.04.
James filed for divorce in Puerto Rico. Weeks later, Noella accused him of abandoning her and their son with no money to pay their bills. James denied the allegations, claiming that he did not abandon his children and would always care for them. In Orange County Superior Court, the battle is still ongoing.
Let’s wait and see what happens next. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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