Sheree Whitfield (formerly of The Real Housewives of Atlanta) is headed back to court yet again… but this time it has nothing to do with her ex-husband, former NFL player Bob Whitfield or her former attorneys.
The ex- Atlanta “housewife” star has sought a protective order against an internet blogger she claims is stalking her.
And guess what?
It’s NOT against me or Funky Dineva…
Details about Sheree’s latest court battle below…
According to CourtHouseNews. Whitfield recently filed a “Petition for Stalking Temporary Protective Order” against Tamara Kay Brawner, in Fulton County Superior Court and it’s all stemming over Chateau Sheree.
For those of you unfamiliar with the name, Brawner happens to run the popular blawg site, Tamara Tattles.
Sheree’s TPO claims that Brawner harasses and stalks her, showing up at the construction site of her home, snapping photos and blogging about it all.
According to her 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.
The post that broke Sheree’s back was one TamaraTattles wrote last week about the progress of Chateau Sheree.
In it, Tamara noted that she’d viewed the inside of the structure after being granted access by workers on the property.
Whitfield now claims Brawner is stalking her, which is illegal in the State of 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.”
Whitfield claims Brawner described the interior of her home in a blog posted on Feb. 18.
“On other occasions, respondent spied on me without my consent in order to harass or intimidate me and respondent transferred information about to others without my consent knowing that they could harass or intimidate me with it and similar events may occur in the future,” the petition states.
“These acts had no legitimate purposes, happened at places other than the residence of the respondent, were without the consent of the petitioner and placed petitioner in reasonable fear for her own safety and/or the safety of her immediate family.”
Whitfield asks the court to order Brawner to stop harassing her, to not have any direct or indirect contact with her or her family, and wants a hearing.
TamaraTattles has responded to the lawsuit through her attorney, Ashleigh Merchant, who issued the following statement:
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.
The two reportedly go head to head in court next week.
What do you think of this latest Sheree legal news?
Did TamaraTattles go too far or is Sheree attempting to remain relevant?