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Fresno County woman alleges ex-husband's false statements led to job termination

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 13, 2019

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FRESNO – A Fresno County woman alleges her ex-husband and made false statements that caused her to lose her job.

Lisa de Gunya filed a complaint on Jan. 23 in the Fresno County Superior Court against Kelly Hudson, Gina Debeneddetto, John de Guyna and Does 1-20 alleging defamation and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was formerly married to John de Guyna for almost 14 years. She alleges during her training period with Ardent Hospice to be a home health nurse, her employment was terminated with a coherent reason in June 2018.

"Plaintiff is informed and believes that false and defamatory statements made by John to staff members at Ardent Hospice were the true motivating factor in plaintiff's termination," the suit states.

The plaintiff also alleges Debeneddetto has sent "a number of cruel and deliberately outrageous messages" to her.

The plaintiff holds Hudson, Debeneddetto, John de Guyna, and Does 1-20 responsible because the defendants allegedly published or communicated knowingly false statements about her to her employer, police, administrative and judicial authorities.

The plaintiff seeks judgment for general, special and punitive damages, injunctive relief, and such other and further relief as the court deems appropriate. She is represented by Mike Chappars of Law Office of Mike Chappars in Clovis.

Fresno County Superior Court case number 19CECG00321

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