Margaret Josephs settles $20K lawsuit with accountant via Venmo

Margaret Josephs settled a $20,000 lawsuit with her accountant out of court — and over Venmo.

The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star sent Stephen B. Wetter $2,000 via the mobile payment app, according to court documents obtained by Page Six.

After receiving the money, Wetter agreed to voluntarily dismiss his complaint Tuesday without going to trial.

“Margaret is very pleased the case was dismissed after sending the plaintiff some money to move on peacefully,” a source told the US Sun, which was first to report the news. “They’re old family friends, and she felt bad for him.”

Margaret Josephs wears yellow at table
The reality star paid $2,000 via Venmo.
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The insider went on to say there are “no hard feelings” between the reality star and the CPA, explaining, “It would’ve cost her more money to pay an attorney.”

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Wetter sued Josephs, 56, and her husband, Joe Benigno, in February, requesting $15,000 for preparing “financial statements and related tax returns” from 2008 through 2020.

He claimed the couple had “stopped paying [him] for work performed,” also demanding $,5000 in legal fees.

Stephen B. Wetter
Stephen B. Wetter sued the fashion designer and her husband in February.

In their response, Josephs and Benigno accused Wetter of faking an attorney’s letter to “extort funds” from them.

The duo also claimed that they had hired a new personal and business accountant in 2018.

In a statement at the time, Josephs’ rep added, “We’re confident this is going to be dismissed soon, as statements Stephen made are completely false.”

Joe Benigno and Margaret Josephs pose for pic
Josephs and Joe Benigno clapped back at Wetter’s claims.
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Joe Benigno and Margaret Josephs pose for pic
The duo claimed the CPA’s allegations were “completely false.”
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As she settles her legal battle with Wetter, the fashion designer has been going head-to-head with her co-stars as the three-part “RHONJ” reunion airs.

The show’s 14th season is currently “on pause,” a source told Page Six exclusively last month, as castmates and sisters-in-law Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga are estranged.

Part two of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” Season 13 reunion airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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