Mrs. Florida 2016 has just been sued by the ex-wife of her husband, a well-known lawyer — and the defamation lawsuit makes “The War of the Roses” look like a skirmish.
Meredith Turk, 39, a preschool teacher in Boca Raton, claims in court papers that beauty queen Karyn Turk, 45, has threatened her with the stiletto heel of one of her Christian Louboutin pumps.
We kid you not!
Karyn, Meredith claims in her lawsuit, has been spreading on social media rumors that Meredith is a drug user who’s having sex with underage boys, records show.
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Things got so bad that, during the Christmas break, Meredith filed an emergency petition for an injunction against the former Mrs. Florida who, she claims, is cyberstalking and harassing her.
The injunction is pending and a part of the lawsuit.
Meredith, who is divorced from estate and trust lawyer Evan Turk, claims she was married and pregnant with one of their two children when Karyn had an affair with the 40-year-old attorney.
Meredith and Evan divorced in 2014, according to court records, and Evan took up almost immediately with Karyn.
Obviously, things between Meredith and Karyn have been tense for years, with the children’s drop-offs conducted in police stations.
Meredith claims in her petition for an injunction that Karyn is using multiple Facebook and Instagram accounts with thousands of followers to “intimidate, harass, embarrass … to intentionally cause great/extreme emotional distress” to her.
What’s more, during a confrontation in November, Meredith claims Mrs. Florida 2016 took out one of her Christian Louboutin stilettos and threatened her with it.
“It was a statement about class and envy,” Meredith’s lyrical petition reads. “While not orally stated, the situation is best summed up as follows: You are merely a preschool teacher. I have your ex-husband and I can afford $1,000-plus shoes and therefore I am somehow more powerful and better than you in this society.”
According to Karyn’s lawyers, Meredith should not be entitled to the injunction.
As a matter of fact, it’s the teacher who’s been stalking the beauty queen, if you believe the response filed in court, and has used acquaintances’ names to enter the development where Karyn lives with her husband.
Besides, according to the response, Karyn is merely expressing an opinion in her social media posting, something that’s protected by the U.S. Constitution.
Said Corey Friedman, Meredith’s attorney: “There’s no jealousy here. My client just wants to be left alone.”
Karyn’s lawyer didn’t respond to a request for comment.