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Tracey Jewel’s legal nightmare gets worse: Court dismisses MAFS star’s attempt to get out of debt

Married At First Sight’s Tracey Jewel has suffered another blow in her legal battle against her investment banker ex-boyfriend Patrick Kedemos. 

This week, Perth Magistrates Court rejected Tracey’s application to suspend the enforcement of a judgement made against her in June to pay $34,000 to Patrick.

The debt is in relation to a $20,000 business loan Patrick had extended to Tracey, 37, last year, plus $14,000 in interest and court fees.  

Tracey Jewel’s legal nightmare gets worse: Perth Magistrates Court has dismissed the MAFS star’s attempt to get out of paying $34,000 debt to her ex-boyfriend Patrick Kedemos

Tracey, who recently returned from a lavish getaway in Bali, cited financial hardship in her application. 

Despite having initiated the proceedings, Tracey failed to turn up to the hearing. 

Instead, she provided a medical certificate to the court explaining that she had to attend an appointment with a psychologist.

Exes: The debt stems from a $20,000 'business loan' Patrick (right) had given Tracey (left) while they were dating last year. The pair split in July 2018 while on holiday in Berlin

Exes: The debt stems from a $20,000 ‘business loan’ Patrick (right) had given Tracey (left) while they were dating last year. The pair split in July 2018 while on holiday in Berlin 

'Inability to pay is not a special circumstance': Upon dismissing the application, the registrar explained that judgments are only suspended in the case of 'special circumstance', and that Tracey's situation did not fall in this category

‘Inability to pay is not a special circumstance’: Upon dismissing the application, the registrar explained that judgments are only suspended in the case of ‘special circumstance’, and that Tracey’s situation did not fall in this category

Upon dismissing the application, the registrar explained that judgments are only suspended in the case of ‘special circumstance’, and that Tracey’s situation did not fall in this category. 

‘Inability to pay is not a special circumstance,’ they said. 

Tracey will have the opportunity to prove that her financial situation is sufficiently precarious during a means enquiry on August 30.

Luxury lifestyle: Tracey recently spent time at the lavish Bliss Sanctuary for Women retreat in Bali, where she indulged in spa treatments and 'energy healing' sessions

Luxury lifestyle: Tracey recently spent time at the lavish Bliss Sanctuary for Women retreat in Bali, where she indulged in spa treatments and ‘energy healing’ sessions

Contra deal: Tracey's solicitor Lisa Riley, from legal firm Go To Court Lawyers, said that her client's trip to Bali didn't cost her anything as it was part of a sponsorship deal

Contra deal: Tracey’s solicitor Lisa Riley, from legal firm Go To Court Lawyers, said that her client’s trip to Bali didn’t cost her anything as it was part of a sponsorship deal

Further, the court ordered Tracey to pay a further $726 to Patrick in legal costs and accumulated interest.  

Patrick’s solicitor Ilan Zimerman, the director of Sydney-based law firm Sapient Legal, argued via audio link that Tracey has been untruthful about her financial situation. 

Tracey had alleged that she only had 95 cents in her bank account and that her mother Jennifer Collett was paying her just $4,000 a month as part of a business arrangement. 

Luxurious: Tracey recently returned from a month-long holiday with her new boyfriend Nathan Constable (left) in America. Pictured in New York City on Sunday, June 9

Luxurious: Tracey recently returned from a month-long holiday with her new boyfriend Nathan Constable (left) in America. Pictured in New York City on Sunday, June 9

Mr Zimerman called these claims ‘suspicious at best’ and questioned how Tracey has afforded to pay her lawyer’s fees as well as fund her jet-setting lifestyle. 

Tracey recently spent time at the lavish Bliss Sanctuary for Women retreat in Bali, where she indulged in spa treatments and ‘energy healing’ sessions.

Before that, she embarked on a month-long holiday with her new boyfriend Nathan Constable in America.  

Claims: Last month, Patrick Kedemos told Daily Mail Australia that Tracey (pictured) was trying to suspend the judgement to avoid bankruptcy

Claims: Last month, Patrick Kedemos told Daily Mail Australia that Tracey (pictured) was trying to suspend the judgement to avoid bankruptcy

Responding to Mr Zimerman, Tracey’s solicitor Lisa Riley, from legal firm Go To Court Lawyers, said that her client’s trip to Bali didn’t cost her anything as it was part of a sponsorship deal with Bliss Sanctuary for Women. 

Ms Riley also argued that Tracey’s recent trip to America was paid for by an unnamed ex-boyfriend.  

Last month, Patrick told Daily Mail Australia that Tracey was trying to suspend the judgement to avoid bankruptcy.

Tracey had previously offered Patrick a payment plan of $250 per month in March, claiming she was unable to work due to ‘ongoing mental health problems’.

She also claimed to have a debt arrangement with two other creditors and said her retired parents were financially supporting her.

However, Patrick rejected this payment plan offer on March 26.

Remember her? Tracey (pictured) appeared on last year's season of Married At First Sight

Remember her? Tracey (pictured) appeared on last year’s season of Married At First Sight

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