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SANTA MONICA (CNS) – A tennis broadcaster who sued an architect and his partner for defamation, alleging that their false statements in public that he was a wife-beater induced the Brentwood Nation Membership to cancel his membership, now alleges he additionally was banned from two extra golf equipment due to the defendants’ remarks.

Justin Gimelstob, who can be a retired skilled tennis participant, introduced the lawsuit in September 2021 in Santa Monica Superior Court docket towards Richard Landry, president and founding father of the Landry Design Group, and Landry’s partner, Christopher Drugan.

“Because of the publication of those false and defamatory statements with precise malice, Gimelstob was deemed persona non grata at Brentwood and has not been allowed on its premises at any time limit subsequent to Landry and Drugan’s verbal assault of him… ,” the go well with states.

In a sworn declaration filed Nov. 14 with Decide Mark A. Younger, the 45-year-old Gimelstob now says the fallout from the confrontation with the defendants received him banned from the Jonathan Membership and the Beverly Hills Tennis Membership as properly.

However of their courtroom papers, attorneys for Landry and Drugan keep that the state’s anti-SLAPP statute “prohibits Gimelstob’s apparent efforts at chilling and punishing the free speech rights of Landry and Drugan by way of the submitting of the moment lawsuit.”

The state’s anti-SLAPP legislation is meant to stop individuals from utilizing courts, and potential threats of a lawsuit, to intimidate those that are exercising their First Modification rights.

In his declaration filed in opposition to the anti-SLAPP movement, Gimelstob says the Jonathan Membership justified his membership termination by citing his being banned at Brentwood.

“Instantly thereafter, I used to be knowledgeable that I used to be additionally not welcomed as a visitor at Beverly Hills Tennis Membership,” Gimelstob says. “Like Brentwood, I had been a frequent and infrequently promoted visitor at Beverly Hills Tennis Membership for a few years, with none points or incidents.”

Landry is a Canadian-born American architect. Generally known as the “King of the Megamansion,” he has designed many residences for celebrities.

Gimelstob is at the moment the President of FBR Group, which specializes within the insurance coverage wants of rich shoppers. He has raised greater than $1 million by way of his Justin Gimelstob Youngsters’s Fund, benefiting kids with pediatric most cancers, in addition to different youth charities, the go well with states.

In August and September, 2020, Gimelstob was concerned in an attorneys’ charges trial in his divorce case and he subpoenaed Landry to testify relating to a house being designed and constructed for the plaintiff’s ex-wife, the go well with states.

“The style wherein Landry was served with the subpoena and the substance of his ensuing trial testimony created important resentment and hostility towards Gimelstob,” in response to the go well with.

A couple of weeks after Landry examined, Gimelstob went to the Brentwood Nation Membership to play tennis with two pals, one a member at Brentwood, the opposite knowledgeable tennis participant who had simply returned from enjoying within the US Open, the go well with states

Gimelstob was a frequent visitor at Brentwood for a few years after retiring from enjoying skilled tennis, the go well with states. In mid-September 2020, Gimelstob was on a tennis courtroom hitting tennis balls with one of many pals with whom he had gone to Brentwood that day, the go well with states.

Gimelstob observed that Landry and Drugan have been enjoying on an adjoining courtroom and at one level a tennis ball rolled into the nook of the plaintiff’s courtroom, the go well with states. When Gimelstob went to retrieve it, he noticed Landry close to a fence, the go well with states. Gimelstob jokingly mentioned to Landry, “Who’s higher, you as an architect or me at tennis?,” in response to the go well with.

“In response, Landry and Drugan instantly grew to become enraged, (walked) towards Gimelstob (and) began hurling insults at him, (saying), `Get out of my membership, you do not belong right here spouse beater, you are a felony , we do not need you in our membership,”‘ in response to the go well with, which is unclear whether or not one or each defendants made the alleged statements.

The pair’s remarks have been loud sufficient for the spouse and two younger sons of Gimelstob’s buddy to overhear, the go well with states.

Gimelstob was shocked by the remarks, however managed to return to his personal tennis apply space and he and his buddy continued to play, the go well with states. A short while later, Landry and Drugan have been headed to a dinner when Drugan noticed that Gimelstob and his buddy have been enjoying, walked inside a couple of inches of the plaintiff and mentioned, “Get out of my membership, spouse beater. I dare you to hit me, I dare you. I do know you are on probation. Why do not you hit me such as you hit your spouse and son? I dare you to hit me,” Gimelstob says in his courtroom papers.

Drugan’s alleged remarks have been overheard by two of Gimelstob’s pals, together with Nicholas Monroe, knowledgeable tennis participant with whom the plaintiff has labored with and represented, in response to Gimbelstob.

Landry and Drugan’s alleged statements have been “made with the intent to hurt Gimelstob each personally and professionally” as each have been conscious that accusing somebody of home violence would considerably injury that particular person’s private {and professional} relationships, significantly provided that Gimelstob is a high-profile individual, the go well with states.

However in response to the protection attorneys’ courtroom papers Landry and Drugan “are collateral injury from a tumultuous divorce between plaintiff Justin Gimelstob and his ex-wife.”

A listening to on the Landry-Drugan anti-SLAPP movement is scheduled Nov. 29.


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