Amid Lisa Hochstein and Lenny Hochstein’s ongoing divorce, his girlfriend, Katharina Mazepa, has alleged that the fact TV star tried to harass her amid their budding romance.
Us Weekly can solely verify that Mazepa, 26, filed a restraining order in opposition to the Actual Housewives of Miami star, 39, on Wednesday, July 27.
“I’ve chosen to not reply again with threatening or distasteful messages to Lisa however somewhat cope with this in knowledgeable and correct method which is thru the judicial system,” the mannequin solely informed Us in a press release. “I’m hopeful by means of this submitting to permit the general public to know the true reality, which is that I used to be not concerned with Lenny till after Lisa and him had separated. … It’s only after Lenny’s separation that we started relationship and having a relationship.”
Mazepa’s rep famous that the injunction was initially filed to cease Lisa’s alleged bullying and harassment, citing the claims had been made up by Lisa “solely for the aim to hurt Katharina’s bodily security, emotional well-being, fame and enterprise.” The courtroom paperwork additional alleged that the Bravo persona created a number of “finsta” accounts on Instagram to submit false rumors that Mazepa and Lenny, 55, had an affair previous to his divorce.
“The reality is I’m not a homewrecker, I’m not somebody destroying a household, and I’m not somebody performing in an inappropriate method as is being said publicly by Lisa,” Mazepa informed Us. “This submitting will show that and the injunctive aid for her that has already been granted by a choose will hopefully cease the web bullying, stalking, harassing and threatening conduct from Lisa.”
She added: “It’s unlucky that Lisa has taken the low street to make such false allegations which presumably are being made to realize a bonus over Lenny within the divorce proceedings which is inappropriate. I sit up for simply specializing in defending my bodily and emotional well-being, my fame, my enterprise relationships and dwelling a peaceable life with my boyfriend.”
Us beforehand confirmed in Could that Lenny and Lisa had separated after practically 13 years of marriage. Weeks earlier, they sparked breakup hypothesis after the plastic surgeon was noticed partying along with his now-girlfriend.
“A couple of weeks in the past, I denied this as a result of I’m attempting my finest to guard my household throughout this course of,” Lenny — who shares son Logan, 6, and daughter Elle, 2, along with his estranged partner — informed Us on the time, denying affair allegations. “It’s true that I’m seeing Katharina however none of this occurred till after the choice was made to get divorced. It is a very troublesome time and I’d ask for some privateness in order that we are able to finest care for our youngsters who imply the world to us.”
The Canada native — who wed Lenny in October 2009 — informed Us in her personal assertion that she felt “blindsided” by their cut up. “With two younger kids concerned, as a mother I’m going to focus all of my vitality and time on them,” she mentioned. “I’m blindsided by his conduct and reckless dealing with of the scenario.”
Lisa has but to publicly tackle Mazepa’s latest allegations.
The Austria native, for her half, has remained targeted on her romance. “Katharina and Lenny are in a dedicated and critical relationship having lately moved in collectively as a pair in Miami,” her publicist, Louisa Warwick, solely informed Us in a press release. “They’re each presently spending time collectively in Europe the place he’s assembly her entire household for the primary time. We hope this submitting will assist Katharina transfer on peacefully along with her relationship with Lenny.”
Lisa didn’t instantly reply to Us Weekly‘s request for remark.
With reporting by Diana Cooper