TEEN Mom Kailyn Lowry’s lawyer is demanding Briana DeJesus apologize to her enemy for sending her a treadmill to imply she’s “overweight.”
Kailyn, 29, sued Briana, 27, for defamation in June after claiming her co-star “physically beat Christopher Lopez, the father of two of Lowry's sons, and broke into and entered the home of Mr. Lopez's mother.”
The Sun can exclusively reveal Kailyn’s lawyer is now demanding Briana apologize for “antagonizing” her client.
In court papers obtained by The Sun, Briana’s lawyer requested their upcoming court hearing be postponed from January 14, 2022 to January 19, 2022 because of a scheduling conflict on his end.
The hearing is to rule on Briana’s anti-slapp motion, which protects a person’s freedom of speech, that was filed in August to have the case dismissed.
Briana’s lawyer Marc Randazza complained Kailyn and her attorney Nicole Haff denied the continuance and provided their email exchange.
Nicole’s alleged email to Marc sent on December 15 read: “We are a fairly laid back office and usually, we grant these… This, however, is an unusual case, and your client can ask the court for an adjournment. Ms. Lowry does not consent.”
Nicole explained how Kailyn’s ex and third baby daddy Chris Lopez’s declaration, where he admitted to spending time with Briana in Miami, was executed on November 2.
But Marc didn’t file it until the night before Thanksgiving to “presumably upset” Kailyn before the holiday.
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She then wrote that Briana informed Kail via social media that she would be sending her a “surprise.”
The email continued: “The surprise was a treadmill. When read with the message, a reasonable reader would view it as your client calling my client overweight.
“If your client wants favors from my client, she should stop antagonizing her and perhaps issue an apology for the very statements she made which is the focus of this lawsuit.”
Marc responded that he “in no way intended to upset” Kailyn over the holiday and asked her lawyer to “extend a personal apology” if she was upset.
He then wrote in the email: “The treadmill, well I had nothing to do with that. That seems like an awfully expensive thing to send to someone as an insult. If Ms. Lowry doesn’t want it, I could stand to lose a few pounds myself.”
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'PETTY' & 'SCHOOLYARD CONDUCT'
In the continuance filing, Marc ripped Kailyn and her lawyer for refusing to approve his continuance.
The filing read of Chris’ statement: “Plaintiff’s counsel then makes the wild leap that the fact that it got filed on November 24 was an attempt to upset the Plaintiff. This simply makes no sense. There is nothing in the affidavit that a reasonable person would consider to be ‘upsetting.’
“The timing was the unfortunate result of incompetence, but hardly a fiendish plot to upset Ms. Lowry. It is not a reason to deny a reasonable request for a continuance because a party claims to have been upset by the filing of an affidavit.
“This is the Plaintiff acting with spite, and the attorneys not insisting on being a buffer between client spite and professional conduct.”
He then brings up the treadmill and Kailyn’s lawyer claiming Briana is implying her client is “overweight.”
Marc continued in the filing: “Seriously? This degree of pettiness and schoolyard conduct should find its way into a CLE about how and why the modern practice of law is so uncivil.
“This should have been embarrassing to commit to writing. The reason the Plaintiff’s counsel will not agree to a reasonable continuance is because one party believes that a gift from the other was part of a spat over their respective waistlines.
“Spitefulness is not a reason to deny a reasonable request for a professional courtesy.”
A judge has yet to rule on a continuance.
On Friday, Kailyn posted about receiving the treadmill.
She wrote on Instagram: “Update on the dog room: @BrianaSoto thank you so much for the treadmill. My dogs will love it & I’m lazy so now I don’t have to walk them myself.”
KAILYN SUES BRIANA
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… 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 “threaten” her “ability to earn a living.”
The MTV star claimed she suffered “the impairment of her reputation and standing in the community, personal humiliation, and mental anguish.”
She requested $30,000, reasonable costs and attorneys’ fees, and a jury trial.
BRI FIGHTS BACK
In Briana’s response, 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 she pay his client's legal fees.
He also requested the entire lawsuit be dismissed.
He went on: "It is meritless and directed exclusively at protected speech on a matter of public concern brought for the purpose of harassing and trying to silence a critic.”
CHRIS LOPEZ INVOLVED
Also in the court documents, Kailyn alleged Briana claimed she obtained the arrest information from “credible source” Chris.
Briana also credited the source of the information as “production,” meaning the producers and crew that film Teen Mom 2.
The Sun was the first to report on Kailyn's offensive touching charges against Chris, which were later dropped.
The Sun also reported Chris, 27, has been dragged into the court war, as he has been served a subpoena in his baby mama’s case against Briana.
According to Delaware courts, Chris was issued the subpoena, which orders a person to appear in court, testify or produce documentation, on September 16.
Chris shares sons Lux, 4, and Creed, 1, with his ex Kailyn.
Chris later admitted in court documents earlier this month: “I met with Briana Soto in Miami on or around April 11, 2021. We spent a few days there together.”
Kail responded on her Instagram Story: "She allegedly f**ked the third one in April.”
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