Gypsy Rose Blanchard Takes Legal Action Against True Crime Creator

( – Gypsy Rose Blanchard and her family have filed a lawsuit against blogger April Johns, accusing her of defamation, fraud, and breach of contract after her partnership with Blanchard broke down.

In a complaint filed on May 23 in the Livingston County, Missouri Circuit Court, the Blanchard family, including Gypsy Rose Blanchard, also asked for an injunction to prevent Johns from continuing to discuss Blanchard’s case or make further accusations against the family on social media.

Gypsy Rose Blanchard met Johns, who operates Mad Ginger Entertainment, while she was serving a prison sentence after pleading guilty in 2016 to second-degree murder for her part in the death of her mother.

According to the lawsuit, Johns offered to produce projects about Blanchard’s case. However, the relationship became strained after Johns failed to live up to her end of the deal, the lawsuit claims. The family alleges that Johns failed to “produce any marketable content” but continued to post about Blanchard despite the family’s opposition to the content.

Blanchard was sentenced to ten years in prison for conspiring with her former boyfriend Nick Godejohn to kill her mother Dee Dee Blanchard.

Blanchard was released in December 2023.

Godejohn was convicted in 2019 of first-degree murder and is currently serving a life sentence.

That same year, the Blanchards severed their ties with Johns after the blogger allegedly became “confrontational” about Gypsy Rose Blanchard’s fiance Ken. Johns also continued to post about the case over the family’s objections.

The lawsuit accuses Johns of making false accusations against the Blanchard family in social media posts and videos, accusing them of stalking her. Johns claimed in social media videos that she was in fear for her life and accused the family of encouraging others to harass her, despite offering no evidence “to back up the assertions,” the lawsuit said.

In the complaint, the Blanchards are asking a judge to impose a temporary restraining order on Johns, as well as an injunction to prevent her from continuing to post about the family.

The lawsuit is also seeking unspecified damages.

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