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‘Real Housewives’ Tenant Near Eviction Can Stay for $25K

Judge approves 17-day stay before considering eviction

Melissa and Joe Gorga's Montville mansion. Patch File Photo
Melissa and Joe Gorga's Montville mansion. Patch File Photo

A man renting the Montville home of Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Melissa and Joe Gorga can stay for 17 more days if he ponies up $25,000 instead of being evicted.

According to nj.com, Judge Thomas Manahan ruled Thursday Kai Patterson could stay slightly more than two weeks if he pays the price, rather than being immediately evicted, as the Gorgas sought to do.

The Gorgas sought to evict Patterson in June after he allegedly failed to pay three months’ worth of rent at a cost totaling $60,000. Patterson signed a lease-to-purchase agreement on the $3.8 million home in August 2013 at a cost of $20,000 per month.

Patterson offered to pay the $25,000, which Manahan accepted, while the Gorgas requested $50,000, the report said.

The Gorga's attorney, Frank Catania, told the court the family is looking to move back to the area after renting a home in Franklin Lakes, and would need to reside in the town so their children can enroll in the school for the upcoming September start, the report said.

When the Gorgas originally listed the home last year, Melissa Gorga said it was time to break away, geographically, from her sister-in-law and "Real Housewives" cast member Teresa Giudice, who lives in nearby Towaco. 

Giudice and her husband, Joe, spent much of the last year in and out of the courthouse after being indicted on fraud charges. Teresa Giudice was cleared of any wrongdoing during the spring. 

Despite the off-camera antics, "Real Housewives of New Jersey" season six premiered on the Bravo Network on July 13. The trailer leading up to the season showed cast members enduring both court struggles, as one of the Giudice children breaks down about potentially losing her father to serve jail time, and the direction the Gorgas plan to head after selling their Montville home.

Donatello Nobatti July 19, 2014 at 11:50 PM
So this is what passes for news???
Neil Uricoli July 21, 2014 at 09:23 AM
Between these guchadinas and the "Jersey Shore" it certainly hasn't but our state in a very positive light. The Montville that I grew up in was a conservative forthright pace where family life was revered. This new Dolce & Gabbana crowd with the Mercedes Benz SUV lifestyle has brought a whole new image of fast lane, if you got it flaunt it image to Montville...too, bad for Montville.
Linda July 21, 2014 at 09:40 AM
I don't live in NJ but like millions of others out here, we don't believe that these clowns represent the "real" housewives of NJ, or Orange County, or New York or anywhere else. As far as "real" women go, they are a joke in that category too. You're safe Rosie and Nora, we know that the women living in your community are not like this.
DD July 21, 2014 at 10:25 AM
In fact, only a complete moron would think people on TV represent "real" housewives. Get over yourself. It's a TV show.
jersey girl July 22, 2014 at 09:46 AM
This is my opinion. I think the Teresa and Joe case is a fake. I do not believe the case is real. I do think Joe got a DWI but I think everything else is fake. Why would they keep postponing the sentencing? The media says it is because Joe's Father passing. I do not believe it. No court would ever postpone a sentencing date for a death in family ever. They are hoping people forget about it. I am sorry to hear the very sad news about Joe's Father. It is very sad. Amber? Her accent is fake. I grew up in the same area she and Melissa grew up in. Amber's accent is annoying because it is so fake. I now live next to Colts Neck. I avoid Wegmans because of the phony snobs that are invading our area. Cant stand them. The Colts Neck women sure put Teresa, Dina and the original cast in a much better light. Oh their husbands are morons too. Uckko.

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