Diana Jenkins granted permission to subpoena Meta

Diana Jenkins granted permission to subpoena Meta to find information on the ‘bots’ sending racist messages to Garcelle Beauvais’ 14-year-old son Jax

Diana Jenkins will be now able to subpoena Meta as she attempts to identify the bots sending racist messages to Garcelle Beauvais’ 14-year-old son Jax.

Jenkins filed a lawsuit earlier this month against the unidentified bots she believes are the ones behind the messages, and last week asked for permission to subpoena Meta in order to gain information about the accounts behind the messages, according to TMZ.

Now, a judge has allowed Jenkins to subpoena Meta, the parent company of Instagram, according to court documents obtained by TMZ.

Update: Diana Jenkins will be now able to subpoena Meta as she attempts to identify the bots sending racist messages to Garcelle Beauvais' 14-year-old son Jax

Update: Diana Jenkins will be now able to subpoena Meta as she attempts to identify the bots sending racist messages to Garcelle Beauvais’ 14-year-old son Jax 

When seeking permission to subpoena Meta last week, Jenkins and her legal team said the alleged perpetrator created numerous Instagram accounts – possibly over 20 – in order to send the messages, according to TMZ. 

It is now up to Meta to decide whether or not they will cooperate with the subpoena or fight it. 

Jenkins has been accused by fans of hiring the bots to post the messages, according to Page Six, and earlier this month she filed a lawsuit against the unknown bots.  

The complaint filed by the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member in Los Angeles Superior Court asserts both she and the teen are victims of a ‘hateful campaign.’

Diana, 49, and Garcelle, 55, have had some heated on-camera disagreements during the current season of RHOBH

Diana, 49, and Garcelle, 55, have had some heated on-camera disagreements during the current season of RHOBH

According to the Los Angeles Times, Jenkins does not know who is behind the bots so she filed the lawsuit against unknown defendants, listed as John Does and John Roes in the filing. 

The paper explained that lawyers recommend filing suit in online defamation cases ‘even before the defendant is known to avoid losing their rights under the statute of limitations.’ 

Diana, 49, and Garcelle, 55, have had some heated on-camera disagreements during the current season of RHOBH.  

Attacks: The attacks began in August and hateful messages were sent to Jax, 14, in the white jacket, seen here with his mother and twin brother, Jaid, Los Angeles June 2022

Attacks: The attacks began in August and hateful messages were sent to Jax, 14, in the white jacket, seen here with his mother and twin brother, Jaid, Los Angeles June 2022

The lawsuit maintains these have always been respectful exchanges, but that ‘Two weeks ago, Defendant used ‘bots’ to post racist and threatening messages targeting Ms. Beauvais’ fourteen-year-old son,’ and referred to the person behind the campaign as ‘morally bankrupt.’

The Neuro drinks founder contends that some of these bots have thousands of followers and that the posts have not only damaged her career, but have lead to threats against her and her family. 

After the attacks began in August, Garcelle posted on social media writing, ‘I’m usually a very strong woman. I’ve been raised to be strong and my life has taught me to be strong, but when it comes to my kids! It hurts, it’s not OK I’ve been in tears all night and it’s just a TV show people scream at your TV throw something at your TV, but leave our kids alone.’

Plea: After her son was targeted, the Coming to America star took to social media to issue a plea to leave her children alone

Plea: After her son was targeted, the Coming to America star took to social media to issue a plea to leave her children alone 

Respectful: The filed complaint recounts that Diana and Garcelle has been involved in some heated exchanges during the current season, but they were always respectful. She call the perpetrator 'morally bankrupt'

Respectful: The filed complaint recounts that Diana and Garcelle has been involved in some heated exchanges during the current season, but they were always respectful. She call the perpetrator 'morally bankrupt'

Respectful: The filed complaint recounts that Diana and Garcelle has been involved in some heated exchanges during the current season, but they were always respectful. She call the perpetrator ‘morally bankrupt’

Jax also took to social media with, ‘I did not sign up for this show, nor do I have anything to do with the show’s drama. However, middle-aged women spamming me with racist and crude comments about my family is not what I expected for my first week of high school.’

It’s unclear why Jax, who has a twin brother, Jaid, was targeted.  

Lisa Rinna, 59, spoke to the drama on which the reality show thrives, writing on social media, ‘We are doing a TV show. We try to entertain you. Why can’t you treat it like wrestling for gods’ sakes? Love us, love to hate us, but leave the kids alone.’

The mother of two, who shares daughters Delilah, 24, and Amelia, 21, with husband Harry Hamlin, 70, spoke of the harassment her children have received with ‘What you’ve said and done to my own kids [is] disgusting.’ 

Diana is seeking unspecified damages, once the perpetrator has been identified and brought before the court. In the meantime, it’s been reported by TMZ that the entrepreneur will not be taking part in the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion episode. A source claims she has been diagnosed with Covid-19.  

Reunion:  Diana will not be participating in the upcoming RHOBH reunion episode. A source told TMZ she has been diagnosed with Covid-19

Reunion:  Diana will not be participating in the upcoming RHOBH reunion episode. A source told TMZ she has been diagnosed with Covid-19

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