TEEN Mom 2 star Briana DeJesus was seen grinning from ear to ear as she left a court hearing in her nasty legal war with enemy Kailyn Lowry.
Kailyn, 29, sued Briana, 27, for defamation in June after she claimed the star “physically beat” her baby daddy Chris Lopez.
Briana attended a court hearing in Florida on Tuesday for Judge Robert J. Egan to rule on her anti-slapp motion, which protects a person’s freedom of speech, that she filed to have the case dismissed.
In photos exclusively obtained by The Sun, Briana could be seen smiling alongside her lawyer, Marc J. Randazza, as they left the courtroom.
Briana wore a snakeskin shirt under a black cardigan with dress pants.
She topped off the court outfit with glasses, a Gucci belt and a Louis Vuitton clutch.
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Briana and her attorney seemed confident after the hearing, as they were spotted giving each other a high-five.
'I FEEL GOOD!'
Briana exclusively told a Sun reporter after the hearing: “I’m okay. I feel good.”
In video taken by The Sun, her lawyer seemed pleased with the hearing, as he said: “Alright, let’s go celebrate!”
Briana praised her lawyer, as she could be heard telling him: “I’m impressed by you. So impressed.”
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Her lawyer also told his client: “It’s a good judge… you don’t want a case like this.”
Despite the early celebration, Judge Egan did not rule to dismiss the case yet, as the judge will review the information presented at the hearing and make a decision at a later date.
While Briana appeared in person for the hearing, Delaware resident Kailyn’s attorney could be seen attending over Zoom.
MTV cameras were not present to film the hearing for Teen Mom 2.
The Sun has extensively reported on the nasty legal war between the co-stars.
In Kail’s initial complaint against Briana filed in June, her legal team claimed that her co-star’s comments are false and were made "for the purpose of causing Lowry harm."
The court papers continued: "Defendant used Lowry to gain additional media attention for herself."
Kailyn then went into their long-standing feud in the court papers filed on June 25, which began when Briana joined Teen Mom 2 in 2017.
Kailyn claimed Briana "has a history of making false public statements regarding Lowry’s family life,” including when she allegedly responded to a Twitter user “[Lowry] gets beat the f**k up by Chris in front of her kids.”
Kailyn mentioned in the lawsuit when she was excluded from the June 8, 2021, Teen Mom 2 episode.
Briana claimed she wasn’t included because she allegedly “committed violent, physical crimes towards Mr. Lopez. Defendant also asserted that Lowry was arrested for breaking and entering into the home of Mr. Lopez’s mother.”
Briana alleged Kailyn “didn’t want to film” about the alleged incident.
Kailyn claimed she did not break into Chris’ mother’s home or beat him up.
She claimed the statements “threatened” her “ability to earn a living" and that she suffered “personal humiliation and mental anguish.”
She requested $30,000, reasonable costs and attorneys’ fees, and a jury trial.
BRIANA FIGHTS BACK
In Briana’s answer to the complaint, her attorney claimed his client could not have defamed Kailyn with "false" stories because she was arrested for the alleged assault on her ex.
The attorney wrote: “She verifiably was arrested for this, and her arrest garnered media attention.”
Briana's lawyer called Kailyn’s lawsuit "meritless" and demanded the entire case be dismissed.
Also in the court documents, Kailyn alleged Briana claimed she obtained the arrest information from “credible source” Chris, 27.
Briana also credited the source of the information as “production,” meaning the producers and crew that film Teen Mom 2.
FIGHT TO PROTECT SEXUAL HISTORY
While the case has been nasty from the start, their latest battle in the case has been Briana’s fight to protect her sexual history.
Briana had her deposition, which is testimony, in the case on March 7, 2022.
Her lawyer claimed Kail's attorney asked about her sexual history and that it is “irrelevant” to the case.
He argued that line of questioning is aimed to “pry into the salacious details of Briana’s private life for the benefit of embarrassing her.”
The court papers continued: “The case isn’t really about defamation. The case is really about the fact that Ms. Lowry is upset that Ms. DeJesus has had a relationship with her ex.
“That was apparent from the start, but during Ms. DeJesus’s deposition on March 7, 2022, it was no longer deniable.”
The court papers continued that when consel began “prying into the matters of Ms. DeJesus’ sexual history,” Kailyn’s attorney “insisted that every salacious detail would be properly a matter of public record.”
The documents claim: “It is quite clear that the intent of this line of questioning was to both try to humiliate Ms. DeJesus and for Ms. Lowry to use this information for purposes that have nothing to do with the lawsuit.”
He added that there are “no reasons for such questions” about Briana’s sexual history and that even so, she would be willing to answer them as long as the information is kept “confidential,” which was denied by Kail’s legal counsel.
He added that this is “an abuse of the discovery process” and that Briana is asking for a protective order to keep the information confidential, as opposed to filing a counterclaim.
KAIL SHUTS BRI DOWN
Kailyn filed to dismiss Briana's request to keep the sex details confidential.
In court papers obtained by The Sun, Kailyn said in her response: “None of the information claimed by [Briana] is either sensitive or confidential. [Briana]’s motion for protective order is frivolous and unwarranted.”
She said in Briana’s request for a protective order of the information that she “made a series of distortions and misrepresentations of what transpired during the [deposition.]"
Kail said Briana’s request was “plagued with scandalous and untrue assertions" of the deposition.
Because Briana admitted in her deposition that Chris was her source of information, Kailyn's legal team claimed the questions about their joint trip to Miami in April 2021 must be asked to determine whether he is a “biased witness.”
'DO WHAT ANY DECENT HUMAN WOULD'
Briana responded by begging the court to force Kailyn “to do what any decent human being would have agreed to do – to keep the details of her sexual history off the public record.”
She asked to “preserve her dignity and save her from public humiliation and embarrassment.”
KAILYN'S LAST-DITCH EFFORT
After a judge allegedly denied Kailyn’s request, she asked for Briana’s motion for a protective order be “set aside.”
Kailyn’s lawyer argued that nothing in Briana’s deposition “should deserve the classification of confidential.”
She claimed that on March 25, she provided to the court a copy of Briana’s deposition with four pages redacted.
When Briana’s lawyer provided the transcript of the deposition to the court, not a “single word” was redacted, according to the mom of four.
Kailyn wrote the deposition is now a “matter of public record and consumption.”
But Briana’s lawyer fought back, claiming Kailyn “abandoned her vexatious attempt to have [Briana's] sexual history protected from the public, and now “attempts to engage in further gamesmanship” by arguing the request should be “set aside” and “moot.”
The court papers read: “This bad faith [motion] argues that the filing of Ms. DeJesus’ deposition transcript – which contains no confidential information – somehow waives Ms. DeJesus’ right to seek protection from providing future answers in a resumed deposition that has not even occurred yet.”
He claimed the redacted portions Kailyn provided to the court “contain no confidential information.”
Briana’s lawyer continued that this argument “has reached the point of absurdity.”
The court papers read: “Ms. Lowry and her counsel have now filed a second round of bad faith and misleading motions to try and obscure the fact that all of this ink has been spilled because [Kailyn’s attorney] lacked the class and professionalism to agree that questions about private sexual conduct should be kept confidential.”
He asked the court to deny Kailyn’s motion to set aside the protective order and to make it clear that her counsel “attempts to mislead this court with material falsehood should come to an end.”
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