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.
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.
My prayers go out to @MiaClaman and her family tonight— Mary Zilba (@MaryZilba) June 9, 2014
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.