Sheree Whitfield Seeks Restraining Order Against Atlanta Blogger! [Details]
Rucuss staffFebruary 27, 2013
Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Sheree Whitfield is back in court.
But this time it has nothing to do with attorney fees or child support payments from her ex-husband Bob Whitfield. No, Whitfield alleges she’s being stalked by celebrity blogger TamaraTattles. She wants a protective order against blogger Tamara Kay Brawner, in Fulton County Superior Court, Courthouse News Service reports.
Whitfield claims Brawner harasses and stalks her, showing up at the construction site of her home, snapping photos and blogging about it. Some think its strange that Whitfield has only gone after Brawner when their have been plenty of bloggers who have posted video and photos from the construction site, which include Funky Dineva and ATLien.
According to Whitfield’s complaint: “In October 2011 the respondent commenced an online blog about the petitioner’s home titled ‘Chateau Sheree,’ giving the online world a play-by-play of the construction progress of the petitioner’s home. The respondent then commenced additional online blogs regarding the petitioner’s legal proceedings, the petitioner’s business label, and delays in the petitioner’s home construction, the demise of the petitioner’s reality television career, and other disparaging remarks.”
Whitfield wants a protective order because Brawner viewed the inside of her home without her permission. In a blog posted last week, Brawner said construction workers allowed her to walk inside the home. She gave her readers a blow-by-blow detail of Chateau Sheree.
Now, Whitfield claims Brawner is stalking her, which is illegal in Georgia.
According to O.C.G.A. 16-5-90: “A person commits the offense of stalking when he or she follows, places under surveillance, or contacts another person at or about a place or places without the consent of the other person for the purpose of harassing, and intimidating the other person.”
Whitfield says in her complaint: “Between October 2011 and February 2013, the respondent came onto the petitioner’s property and took pictures which the respondent subsequently posted to her online blog. On 2/18/2013 the respondent gained access into the petitioner’s home, without the petitioner’s consent. The respondent collected photographs of the petitioner’s home and has also posted a detailed narrative of the floor-plan of the interior of the petitioner’s home.”
Brawner’s lawyer Ashleigh Merchant told Courthouse News, “We believe this order to be completely baseless and look forward to defending against it and, ultimately, having the entire action dismissed at the upcoming hearing in the matter. There has been no ‘stalking’ or any illegal conduct on behalf of my client and we believe that will be more than evident when my client has her day in court.”
Both will be in court next week to settle the matter.
Do you think Brawner went overboard with her reporting or is Whitfield being uptight?
Photos via TamaraTattles and News One
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