Real Housewives of Vancouver's Jody Claman and daughter sue Mary Zilba after shooting

Even though the reality TV series The Real Housewives of Vancouver has been cancelled, the drama continues on for the former castmates, even after a harrowing turn of events.

Jody Claman and her daughter Mia Deakin have filed a defamation lawsuit against Mary Zilba, according to a report by The Province, after a shooting that Deakin was caught in.

The lawsuit claims that Zilba made defamatory comments to the CBC that Deakin associated herself with criminals and engages in criminal behaviour. It also claims that Zilba made further comments that Claman knew or should have known that Deakin associates with criminals.

The 28-year-old Deakin was with 27-year-old Jeffrey Chang at a gas station on East Hastings on June 8 when a man in an SUV fired shots at them.

Deakin was hit in the shoulder. After surgery, she was listed in stable condition. Chang was shot in the hand and after medical treatment, he was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

After the attack, Zilba, like other RHOV castmates, had tweeted out a message of support to Claman and Deakin.

Previously when RHOV was on the air (it was cancelled after its second season), Claman had threatened Zilba with a lawsuit over statements Zilba made about Claman's West Vancouver boutique.

Real Housewives of Vancouver's Jody Claman
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Disgusted
Pathetic. All way round.
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Smith
Give it a rest already Jody!!!!!!!! Good lord get off your high horse.
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Anonymous
I knew Mia was mean on TV, but to be shot at in real life.... I hope her eyes are opened and she changes her lifestyle. Her pictures in the hospital bed with her double chin are not all that flattering...
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Grow up
What happened to Mia was horrifying. Maybe you should be concentrating on any lasting trauma and her health rather than taking pathetic jabs at Mary Zilba. Grow up.
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Nm
If mary zilba did indeed make defamatory remarks in her interview with CBC, then that wasn't right. She should have mind her own business.
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Vera Pilecki
I know that Mary has a kind heart and is also very concerned and I am sure she did NOT mean anything bad about her statement but was simply making a valid point. This entire issue about Jody and Mia suing Mary is just egocentric. Come on Jody... you're daughter is alive, thank God. THAT should be your only concern.
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An
Jody better sue the VPD for defamation, too, LOL. She won't have a leg to stand on, with her stupid lawsuit. It'll be tossed by a judge like yesterday's leftovers.
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Justy truth
I FIND IT SO PERFECTLY IRONIC THAT THE MOTHER OF A CHILD WAS SHOT IN A DRIVE -by WITH A KNOWN 'bad dude' AND YET MOM STILL FINDS THE TIME TO WATCH AND READ WVERYTHING ABOUT HER AND HER EQUALLY NARCISSISTIC DAUGHTER AND STILL...........wait for it.......STILL HAVE TIME TO USE HER LITIGIOUS NATURE TO BLAME MARY ZILBA WHO HAD THE CLASS TO SEND WARM WISHES AND MERELY REPEATED VERBATIM WHAT THE POLICE AND NEWSCASTERS ARE SAYING.
DEFAMATION? I DONT THINK SHE WOULD EVER CONSIDERING SELF SUING OR SUING HER DAUGHTER PERHAPS????
WHERE IS THE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY ?????? SAD SAD BUT GREAT FOR A GOOD OLD CHUCKLE!
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JustMe
Come on! Really? Sounds to me like ALL of them may be just looking for another 15 minutes of fame and to make themselves relevant. Not sure of course, but it seems like that to me. I don't believe that any of them are genuine. Some fool others easily, and some don't. End of the day, they all seem fame hungry. Move on with your lives ladies. Be grateful for what you have and stop bashing each other to stay relevant in the media.
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Kiskatinawkid
Really? Who gives a shit!
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hmmmm
How is it is lie, IF the police even reported the guy she was with IS a known "bad guy".

she should review the company her daughter keeps.

obviously, that's what got her in trouble in the first place. just sayin
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ENVIROSURFER
Dear Vancouver Readers,
I believe capricious law suits are clogging up our court sytems in BC and across CANADA that need to be used for much more important issues. This is the true tragedy. These beautiful, healthy, luxuriated women live in a life of complete solipsism. What is solipsism? Look it up. As well, being litigious is just an offshoot of this behaviour. These women should not go on TV and spread hate toward one another. They should sit down and forgive one another. They should give the money to charity that they WILL surely give to a rapacious lawyer. All around toxic outcome if they proceed. Love & Peace to all of you...
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uknow
they're just rich trailer trash
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