Teresa Giudice's fiancé, Luis Ruelas, and his company were sued multiple times over alleged illegal business practices, a new report says.
Page Six reported that Luis and his Digital Media Solutions business were the subject of three complaints filed in 2021, as the company was accused of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
The law "restricts telemarketing certain phone calls, text messages, and facsimiles. It also places restrictions on the use of automatic dialing systems and artificial or prerecorded voice messages."
According to the first lawsuit, which has since been dismissed, Digital Media Solutions engaged "in unsolicited text messaging with no regard for consumers' privacy rights."
"Defendant's unsolicited text messages caused Plaintiff harm, including invasion of his privacy and annoyance," the court documents stated. "Defendant's text messages also inconvenienced Plaintiff and caused disruption to his daily life."
Page Six noted that the complaint was filed as part of a class-action lawsuit from other parties who made similar accusations.
A second complaint, filed in summer 2021, claimed Digital Media Solutions placed cold calls and sent unsolicited telemarketing text messages with shortened web links which "redirect consumers to their websites to solicit Defendant's products, including but not limited to, Quotza.com, which sells auto insurance quotes."
The case was dismissed in March 2022.
A third person said DMS called with an "artificial or prerecorded voice," causing a "great deal of frustration and inconvenience." DMS denied the allegation, but the case is still open.
In addition, an Illinois company called Insurance King Agency, Inc. accused Luis' company of "false advertisements" and "copyright infringements." The case remains open, and Luis' team has denied all wrongdoing.
Teresa's beau was also named in another lawsuit in September 2021, this time for allegedly mismanaging funds from a vendor he had a business partnership with. Again, Luis and his company denied the allegations.
"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star and Luis got engaged in October 2021 during a Greek vacation. On Feb. 1, Teresa appeared on "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" and revealed the couple has no plans to get a prenuptial agreement.