Bear with me on this one, kids. This story is literally so bizarre that my brain hurts from all the details.
Mary Murphy—the woman that has come to be known as the "sex-drug lady" from So You Think You Can Dance—has stumbled on a series of unfortunate events in her recent life. The reality competition personality has now lost not one, but two cases involving her former manager, Michael Sanchez.
For those of you not quite up to speed with Murphy’s headline shenanigans, earlier this week a judge honored Mr. Sanchez $205,160 with an additional 10 percent of Mary’s future earnings in his suit against the “SYTYCD” personality for neglecting to cough up commissions.
The ruling was a default judgment when Murphy decided blow off the case altogether.
Today, we have learned that Sanchez has been on the receiving end of yet another courtroom victory, with a San Diego judge throwing out a second suit from Murphy against Sanchez related to the money issues for more or less the same negligence.
Legal documents that we’ve obtained on the San Diego minute order read that Murphy’s team “waited until two days before trial to participate in their own case.”
TMZ has been following this “hot tamale train” of a legal dispute for some time now, but Hollyscoop has exclusive information about the latest happenings.
A source close to the case tells HS that Murphy is attempting to write off her loses as a simple paperwork error on her end, telling media outlets that her case is totally not unraveling before her eyes…
"After two huge losses in court, Mary and her attorney are using the tired old ‘dog-ate-my-homework’ excuse,” the source says. “Hopefully the media and the public will not fall for this pathetic attempt at spin."
In a press release, Sanchez claims that the $205K plus he was previously awarded “is exactly what I earned, not a penny more not a penny less.”
More important than justice being served, Sanchez hopes this new turn of events will encourage Murphy to seek out help for her personal issues.
"The victories are bittersweet and came at a very high cost,” he says. “We won in the courtroom but I lost a good friend who is still clearly struggling."