Just as Danielle Staub threatens to sue her castmates after Monday’s (July 12) hair-raising episode of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” her exes are announcing they will be suing her in two separate cases.
Her ex-husband, Kevin Maher, tells Zap2it his attorneys will file a lawsuit against Staub, her book’s alleged ghost writer and its publisher, Simon & Schuster within the next two weeks for “lies” found in her book, “The Naked Truth.” And her ex-boyfriend, Steve Zalewski, has filed a defamation and harassment suit against the housewife for alleged lies she told surrounding the sex tape they made together.
According to Maher, the two men hoped their suits would hit together. “Steve and I were working together,” he tells us. “We wanted to sue her on both coasts at the same time, but my lawyer was too busy and Steve beat us to it.”
In January, Maher’s attorneys sent Simon & Schuster a letter. It informed them that he was suing Staub in Los Angeles County Superior Court and that if the book contained anything untrue about him, he would pursue legal actions against them, too.
]]>“The lie that she told about me was that I beat her in a cocaine stupor
for days,” Maher says. “And then when the police showed up, I confessed
and then I went to prison.”
He adds, “I was never in prison in my adult life. Period.”
Zalewski’s case was filed in Morris County, New Jersey Thursday (July 15) according to RadarOnline.com. It revolves around statements she made on the Bravo show about being taped without her knowledge.
Zap2it spoke to Zalewski about his sex tape with Staub back in April when we were the first to report that a second tape was floating around.
much the stuff I have I’m not even in,” he told us. “It’s all stuff she
sent me. I wasn’t even there, you know, she filmed herself kind of
He told us that aside from a few scenes of Staub giving
him oral sex, the footage is mostly of her alone shooting herself doing
sex acts. She would then send the video to him on his cell phone.
Staub constantly makes statements about my client that she knows are
false and that continue to damage his reputation,” Zalewski’s attorney,
Nase Naumoski, told RadarOnline.com. “We want to put a stop to it.”
Photo credits, from top: Danielle Staub Credit: Getty; Steve Zalewski with Kevin Maher Credit: Kevin Maher