A court has ruled that Julia Haart would not be able to sue her ex-husband for sexual abuse.
My Unorthodox Life, a Netflix reality show star, fought to get an order of protection against Silvio Scaglia shortly after she filed for divorce from the Italian billionaire in February.
The 51-year-old who is embroiled in a bitter divorce with Scaglia claimed she was left weeping in fear at their $65 million Tribeca apartment, and she had been rude to her children, while also making anti-semitic remarks.
Despite the judgment of Judge Douglas Hoffman of the State Supreme Court of New York this week, neither party displayed fear or intimidation, especially not of his wife.
Judge Hoffman has permitted Haart to keep the penthouse exclusive for the foreseeable future.
Attorney for the Haarts Michael F. Beyda told Page Six that Silvio's promise to kill Julia in the press was not sufficient for a criminal restraining order. However, Judge Hoffman granted Ms. Haart the relief she was seeking, which was exclusive use and occupancy.
The court finds that Mr. Scaglia did not exert physical or emotional control over Ms. Haart in the judgment, which was seen by Page Six. Each party argued strongly and intelligently with the other, and there was no evidence of physical or emotional intimidation.
He continued, "While the discussion became acrimonious, neither spouse could demonstrate any convincing evidence of physical, emotional, or psychological control over the other." This would lead to the definition of an enumerated family offense.
Haart accused Scaglia, 63, of threatening to murder her in February. She petitioned a court to prohibit her estranged husband from approaching or speaking to her, accusing him of being hostile towards her children Judaism and claiming that he told her, "I will kill you in the public eye."
She applied for the order a day after she was sacked as CEO of Elite World Group, which she claimed she owned with Scaglia.
Respondent has become increasingly violent, shady, and unhinged, according to the evidence.
Haart claimed in the petition that she was concerned for my safety and the safety of my children, some of whom live with me, adding that Respondent [Scaglia] has become increasingly unruly, vexing and unhinged.
Miriam Haart's daughter claims in the petition that her mother found her mother crying hysterically in her bathroom in January 2021 and heard Scaglia screaming at her.
I was concerned for her safety and I seriously considered calling the cops. I ran into the room and found my mother on the bathroom floor, naked, curled up on the floor, sobbing.
Allerdings, Judge Hoffman, who saw testimony from both Julia and Scaglia as well as Miriam, reviewed pages of WhatsApp messages between the pair and listened to recordings and voice messages, found the abuse allegations to be false, and Miriam's testimony to be ineffective.
According to the filing, the daughter stated that shortly after the parties were married, the husband declared that he loved the children and wanted nothing to do with them.
Julia filed her complaint in retaliation for being dismissed, and in a bid to acquire exclusive ownership of the penthouse she had lived with her ex.
Scaglia also noted that her family offense charges changed in a significant way, from pleading to pleading, and from affidavit to affidavit, and that her allegations in her family offense petition were both material and temporal.
The filing states that the court had serious concerns about each party's credibility in various degrees.
Julia was further determined by the Court to be a strong, independent, determined person who exhibited no fear of Husband and who dominated the debate/argument with Husband.
Robert Wallack, Scaglia's lawyer, told Page Six, "This is a clear and complete victory for Silvio Scaglia."
Julia Haart's false allegations of abuse were rejected by the Court, and Ms. Haart and her daughter Miriam were found to be inadmissible.
In July, the couple's house was offered for rent for $125,000 a month.
We are extremely grateful that the judge granted Ms. Haarts' request to have full use of her house, which she shares sometimes with her supportive children, Beyda said.