Gretchen Rossi — star of “Real Housewives of Orange Country” — just scored a 3-year restraining order against a man claiming to be her ex-boyfriend … our sources has learned.
Rossi just won a big judgment against Jay Photoglou, who went on a campaign to trash her in the media. Photoglou had said he was her ex-BF and insisted he had sex with Gretchen while she was still with her fiance. She says he was telling a pack of lies. The jury awarded Gretchen $500,000 for assault, stalking and infliction of emotional distress.
For safe measure, Gretchen, who was repped by attorney Gregory G. Brown, went back to court to get a permanent restraining order against Photoglou, which she got today. He”s required to stay 100 feet away from her and he can”t call any of her businesses … and that includes RHOC.
Gretchen tells our sources, “I”m pleased the judge recognized the danger Photoglou posed.”