Friday, August 1, 2014
Mary Zilba Files Defense Against Jody Claman
Following a lawsuit from her Real Housewives of Vancouver cast-mate Jody Claman, Mary Zilba has filed a defense.
The original lawsuit from Jody Claman and her daughter Mia Deakin/Claman claims that Mary made comments to defame Mia by suggesting she hung out with gangsters. In her defense Mary Zilba rejected Claman's accusation that she had made defamatory comments. The defense also went on to add that if the court was to find Zilba’s comments were defamatory, they were either true or should be considered fair comment.
The lawsuit filed against Mary came in the aftermath of the June shooting of Mia Claman. Mia was shoot on June 12 in what is believed to be a gang-related shooting The intended target was actually Mia's alleged boyfriend and gang-member Jeffrey Chang, but somehow Mia was hit instead.
Following the shooting, Mary spoke to CBC where she discussed her thoughts on Mia's shooting. The interview caught the eyes of the Claman's and they filed a lawsuit the next day.