VH1 reality star Renee Graziano is used to turning heads with her looks or her words. It was the former that became public interest Tuesday as the New York Post reported that she is being sued by her plastic surgeon, Dr. Andrew Klapper, for $77 million. Holy Cannoli, that is a lot of cash. This case is related to her verbosity about procedures performed by Dr. Klapper, and how her comments have impacted his reputation as a surgeon.
The lawsuit alleges that Graziano told media organizations that, her surgeon, Dr. Klapper, performed a “full-body” plastic surgery package of several treatments—which included a stomach liposuction and a butt lift—that nearly killed her. The operations were done when the first season of Mob Wives was filmed in June 2011.
Dr. Klapper’s lawyer, Barry Levin, said that Graziano’s comments were an effort to boost ratings for the television show. Graziano was interviewed by Anderson Cooper and was a guest on The View after her cosmetic surgery, telling the hosts that she “lost six pints of blood and almost died.”
Levin added that Graziano’s words destroyed Dr. Klapper’s business in an effort to help her own career. The suit also alleges that she refused to pay approximately $30,000 in medical bills.