Court Case Back On! Michael Straus Refiles Lawsuit Against Louis Tomlinson’s Ex Briana Jungwirth
Just a few months after Michael Straus told us that he had dropped his lawsuit against Briana Jungwirth, CelebMagazine has
According to Straus, who previously claimed that Jungwirth had cheated him out of $5,000, he attempted to serve the Instagram star back in December 2020, but she was trying to avoid him.
“I decided not to drop the case. I hired a process server, but she’s ducking it,” he told us exclusively. “They’re trying to find her and serve her. She can run, but how good can she hide?”
When we asked her family about the situation, they said Straus’ claims that Jungwirth was avoiding him were “not true.” It’s unclear whether or not he ended up getting the papers to her in the end, but stay tuned for an update.
First Off, Who Is Briana Jungwirth And How Is She Related To Louis Tomlinson?
For those who don’t know, Jungwirth is a hairstylist from Calabasas, CA, who gained attention online after she entered into a relationship with Tomlinson in May 2015. Then, a few months later, fans were left seriously shook when news hit the web that she was expecting the former One Direction member’s baby. Their son, Freddie Reign Tomlinson, was born on January 21, 2016.
Why Is Michael Straus Suing Briana Jungwirth?
Back in October 2020, Straus explained that he loaned Jungwirth the money to pay for her boob job. But two weeks later, she broke up with him, kept the cash and went through with the surgery. And now, he wants it back.
For those who don’t know, Straus and Jungwirth got close in December 2018 after they met at the Coachella musical festival. They kept things casual until March 2019, when they officially started dating. They were together for seven months before splitting in October of the same year, but when the coronavirus pandemic hit, they got back in touch.
“We didn’t talk for a few months but I was always worried about her and Freddie, and when COVID started, reached out because I cared about her and Freddie,” he explained. “Throughout March, April and May I voluntarily helped them out. I thought she was this struggling single mom stuck at home having the hardest time. She always said she had asthma, so I even sent her air purifiers. Boy, am I an idiot.”
He told us that he sent Jungwirth “groceries and supplies,” and he even bought Tomlinson’s son a new iPad. But when he realized she was using him, he cut her off.
“I finally realized I was getting used and cut it off. I haven’t spoken to Briana since June. I sent her an email demanding the money the day before I filed the lawsuit because it is required by the courts,” he continued.
And when Straus saw her showing off her new breasts online, he was not happy about it.
“Here I am sheltering at home, recovering from a surgery for a broken foot and she’s running all over the city modeling her new tits,” he said. “So much for the struggling mom. That was it, we had a big falling out. The whole thing was really upsetting because I did adore her. And I’ll never forget the time I told her that I wanted to be the man to Freddie I wish I had in my life growing up. I can confidently say I lived up to that. So it was not easy for me just to walk away from them.”
Why Was He Originally Going To Drop The Court Case?
In a letter to Jungwirth that CelebMagazine obtained, Straus explained in November 2020 that he was going to drop the court case for Freddie’s sake.
“I am emailing you to let you know I am dropping my lawsuit for the $5,000 you defrauded from me. I’m doing this because not only are you broke and have terrible credit, your only income is your son’s child support money,” he wrote to the hairstylist. “I know you don’t mind treating Freddie like your personal cash register and regularly blow his child support money on all your insecurities, I do mind. I don’t want to take anything from that poor little boy. To go along with the endless line of men you continue to parade through his world, simply having you as his mom is going to make life extremely difficult for him. I also know I can’t shame, embarrass or expose you any further, because you have no shame. Congratulations, you scammed Louis and me. I’m gonna look at the $5,000 as the cost of getting you out of my life. Now you get to walk around for the rest of your life with those ridiculous implants inside of you, always keeping a piece of me close to your heart.”
Well, it looks like he changed his mind after sending that letter!
Is Briana Jungwirth Extorting Louis Tomlinson?
Straus told us that he is sure she has done this before, leading us to wonder — did she use the same tricks with Tomlinson? He also claimed that she wanted fame and attention online — and would do anything to get it.
Straus explained, “I’m the first to admit I’m an idiot and got suckered. Being raised by a single mom myself, I know how hard it was on her son, so I did back flips to make him and her as well happy. Worst mistake of my life. All I want is her to pay me back. She borrowed the money under false pretenses. I thought I was still helping out this struggling single mom and she would pay me back once she was able to save up. Now I come to learn I was actually writing a check every month for her to run around the city, hooking up with anyone she thought might make her relevant in some way and doing anything to get the paparazzi and TMZ to pay attention to her.”
“The first thing Briana said to me when I met her … was, ‘I have a son with someone in a boy band.’ I of course responded with, ‘You and Joey Fatone [from ‘NSYNC] have a kid?’ Probably would’ve been another excellent time to turn and run!” he also told us. “Briana waits for the direct deposit from Louis on the first of every month, like it’s her own personal income and then she immediately runs out and spends it all on hair extensions, nails, fillers. She usually burned through it all by mid month.”
Based on our research, the court date is just around the corner, which means this ongoing feud may come to a head soon.