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Tracey Jewel’s legal nightmare: MAFS star fronts court in Perth over $34,000 debt

Married at First Sight’s Tracey Jewel put on a brave face despite her ongoing legal woes on Friday, when she fronted Perth Magistrates Court with her lawyers.

Tracey, 37, is trying to suspend the enforcement of a judgement made against her in June to pay $34,000 to her investment banker ex-boyfriend Patrick Kedemos.

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

Taking it in her stride! Married at First Sight’s Tracey Jewel put on a brave face despite her ongoing legal woes on Friday, when she fronted Perth Magistrates court with her lawyers

Tracey’s initial application for a suspension order based on financial hardship was rejected as it did not prove that her financial situation was sufficiently precarious.

Her solicitor Lisa Riley, from legal firm Go To Court Lawyers, told the court that her client needed more time to provide evidence of financial hardship.

Tracey’s suspension order application was adjourned to August 20 and she was ordered to pay Patrick $215 in court costs.

In debt: Tracey (left) is trying to suspend the enforcement of a judgement made against her in June to pay $34,000 to her investment banker ex-boyfriend Patrick Kedemos

In debt: Tracey (left) is trying to suspend the enforcement of a judgement made against her in June to pay $34,000 to her investment banker ex-boyfriend Patrick Kedemos

Patrick’s solicitor Ilan Zimerman, the director of Sydney-based law firm Sapient Legal, argued via audio link that there was no reason to justify an adjournment or suspension on the judgement.

‘It’s been a waste of everyone’s time just bringing this order,’ Mr Zimerman told the court registrar. ‘We can’t see any grounds for this at all.’

Patrick, who did not attend the hearing, told Daily Mail Australia that Tracey is trying to suspend the judgement to avoid bankruptcy.

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

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

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia at the courthouse on Friday, Tracey said she cannot pay the $34,000 debt up front and wants to pay it off in installments.

She said Patrick launched legal action out of spite because their relationship failed.

‘Some relationships don’t work out,’ Tracey said. ‘He needs to move on.’

Patrick strongly denied this, however, saying he was happy to have Tracey out of his life because she is ‘toxic’.

‘My only motivation was to gain the moral victory,’ he said. ‘It’s all about ensuring she pays what she owes. I have already gained the moral victory that I needed with winning the judgement.’

Conservative attire: Tracey dressed smart-casual for her day in court, pairing a cropped jacket with white shirt, skinny black jeans and flat shoes

Conservative attire: Tracey dressed smart-casual for her day in court, pairing a cropped jacket with white shirt, skinny black jeans and flat shoes 

Tracey had offered Patrick a payment plan of $250 a 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.

The debt stems from a $20,000 ‘business loan’ Patrick had given Tracey 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

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 

Meanwhile, a bailiff is trying to serve Tracey a property seizure and sale order for a debt of more than $3,180 she owes to Perth business Cleopatra’s Temple Day Spa.

Business owner Claudia Mazzone said the amount relates to payment for networking events Tracey had organised in 2015, which the MAFS star subsequently cancelled.

The order authorises a bailiff to seize and sell as much of Tracey’s ‘real or personal property as necessary to satisfy the judgment debt wholly or partially.’

Tracey, who recently returned from a month-long holiday with her new boyfriend Nathan Constable in the U.S., opened her new boxing and wellness studio 360 Hit in the Perth suburb of Cockburn on Saturday.

Luxurious: Tracey, who recently returned from a month-long holiday with her new boyfriend Nathan Constable (left) in the U.S., opened her new boxing and wellness studio 360 Hit in the Perth suburb of Cockburn on Saturday. Pictured in New York City on Sunday, June 9

Luxurious: Tracey, who recently returned from a month-long holiday with her new boyfriend Nathan Constable (left) in the U.S., opened her new boxing and wellness studio 360 Hit in the Perth suburb of Cockburn on Saturday. Pictured in New York City on Sunday, June 9

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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