A sometimes wise woman once said “You never win when you play dirty”…
Viral sensation Andrew Caldwell learned that lesson the hard way this week when it was revealed that he lost in a lawsuit brought against him by retired NFL player, Kordell Stewart.
As you know, Kordell has been plagued with gay rumors for YEARS, which were amplified when his then wife, Porsha Williams joined ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘. Kordell’s alleged sexuality was questioned on the show and in social media for quite some time while she was married to him and even more once their divorce went public.
Andrew took it upon himself to throw himself in the fire, by suggesting in videos posted on social media and in interviews, that he was one of the many men who Kordell allegedly slept with and bought designer bags, clothes, and other items to keep him silent. Well Kordell took him to court for defamation and has now won his suit.
Via The Grio:
In November, Stewart was awarded a default judgement after Caldwell failed to go to court. Then, on Friday, Stewart was awarded $1.5 million in general damages and then $1.5 million in punitive damages, though it’s less than he had hoped for, since he had sued for $4.5 million for loss of earnings and emotional distress as well as damage to his image.
Stewart claimed that Caldwell’s claims that they had a relationship while Stewart was married to Porsha Williams, of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, were made in order to damage his marriage. What’s more, he claimed that his son, Syre, had been bullied because of the allegations made by Caldwell.
Stewart insisted in court documents that “at all times during his life, Mr. Stewart has been, and is, a heterosexual male.”
While Caldwell has since offered a retraction and public apology for his statements, he has at other times defended himself, with a statement saying, “should he be properly served by a court with jurisdiction, he welcomes the opportunity to detail, under oath, his sexual encounter with Mr. Stewart.”
Yikes! we hope Andrew saved some of those fancy items to help pay for this suit.