Luis Ruelas scores legal victory as ‘obsessed’ ex-fiancée is denied restraining order for ‘stalking’

A New Jersey judge ruled in Luis Ruelas’ favor in his case against ex-fiancée Vanessa Ruelas, who previously accused him of “stalking,” Page Six has exclusively learned.

“The Court not only dismissed Ms. Reiser’s complaint and denied her application for a permanent restraining order, but also found that she was ‘obsessed’ with Mr. Ruelas, continuously bothering he and his family,” attorney Marco Laracca, who represented Ruelas alongside lawyer Christopher Errante, tells Page Six exclusively.

“In essence, the court held that the filing of the restraining order was akin to a publicity stunt.”

Laracca adds, “Louie was completely vindicated today and looks forward to putting this all behind him.

“We thank the court for its lengthy, well-reasoned, and factually supported opinion.”

Reiser’s attorney, Douglas Anton, meanwhile tells Page Six exclusively that his client is “relieved” over the findings.

“Our goal was always her protection by exposing the truth about Luis’s offensive conduct,” the celebrity attorney, who has also represented R. Kelly, adds.

“Indeed, for her protection, we were ‘obsessed’ with proving Luis did this invasive thing, so that he never does it again. Vanessa feels completely vindicated and now protected by having outing him for this offensive conduct.”

Reiser claimed Ruelas hired a private investigator to “spy” on her at work.
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Reiser – who dated Ruelas from 2018 to 2020 before he married “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice — claimed earlier this year that the businessman hired a private investigator to “spy” on her at work.

The licensed therapist – who specializes in narcissistic abuse – believed that one of her female patients was probing her with questions about her ex during their sessions.

Reiser’s attorney, Doug Anton, previously told us some of the alleged intrusive questions were, “Do you still love Luis?,” “How was it with your abuser?” and “if [Ruelas] were to leave his wife [Giudice] and show any regret … would you want to be with him?.”

Reiser accused Ruelas of “stalking” her earlier this year.
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He also told us in June, “Right now [Reiser is] concerned that it was [Ruelas behind the woman’s visits] – and again I’m going by the questions – he is unhappy in his current situation and wanted to see if Vanessa would ever pay him the time of day.”

Anton now alleges to Page Six that during the trial a CEO for acclaimed investigator Bo Deitl issued a testimony that “proved” Ruelas hired the former police detective to collect “information.”

However, it is unclear if Reiser was the target of those alleged investigations. Dietl previously denied to Page Six that he had looked into any “Housewives” but declined to comment on Ruelas’ ex.

Ruelas’ attorneys claim the court found the therapist is “obsessed” with their client.
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“As far as whether he hired us for potential private investigations, that’s confidentiality [sic],” the former NYPD detective said.

Anton claims Ruelas “gagged” witnesses during the trial, giving the court “limited facts” before the ruling, and that the father of two “hid behind” the fifth amendment to not “incriminate himself.”


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“While we stand firm that it was to harass, we shall have to wait for the truthful trial testimony of Bo Dietl’s and Luis’ agent on her criminal charges, for which probable cause by a judge has already been found,” Reiser’s lawyer concludes. 

“Vanessa simply wants the whole truth to come out so that Luis stops.”

Ruelas has been married to Teresa Giudice since August 2022.
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Attorney James Leonard Jr., who is Giudice’s longtime lawyer and part of Ruelas’ legal team, tells Page Six in response, “We won, they lost. Period, thats the end of it. The judge not only rejected their view of the case, she eviscerated it.”

Ruelas, for his part, has repeatedly denied the allegations his ex made about him, previously telling us via his lawyer that he “categorically” denied all of the claims and looked forward to being “vindicated in court.”

The media marketing executive has a long and complicated history with Reiser, as the two were previously embroiled in a lawsuit, in which she accused him of “punishing” her if she did not meet his sexual demands. The suit was ultimately settled.

Giudice’s lawyer alleges to Page Six that Reiser has an “insatiable obsession” with the “RHONJ” star and her husband.
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We were previously told that Giudice, 51, who has had to fight off several rumors about her husband, wanted to solely focus on “the safety and sanctity of her family.”

Leonard adds of the latest legal development, “Simply put, the court found that Vanessa Reiser was not credible, was not harassed by Mr. Ruelas and is not the victim that she has unsuccessfully portrayed herself to be.”

The NJ-based attorney concludes that the court “correctly” identified Reiser as “someone who has routinely and repeatedly violated court orders and has an insatiable obsession with Mr. Ruelas and Teresa Giudice that is fueled by a desire to promote herself, her business and her false narratives at all costs.”