GAYLE vs. THE MATCHMAKER ROUND 2
This time it’s personal as Beverly Hills matchmaker ORLY HADIDA vows to fight on after a California court dismissed her breach of contract lawsuit against Gayle King, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively.
Known internationally as “Orly the Matchmaker,” Hadida claimed Gayle approached her in 2009 because she was desperate to find a man “like Oprah’s boyfriend Stedman.” But in lieu of paying Orly’s usual $500,000 fee, Gayle promised to get her booked on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
The invitation never materialized, and Oprah aired her final show in May of last year.
Orly sued Gayle, now a host on “CBS This Morning,” claiming she’d spent hundreds of hours trying to find potential lovers and offered up “at least five introductions to attractive, fit and wealthy men.” Orly noted: “Gayle wanted someone who could wine, dine and spoil her...but passed on all the matches arranged by Orly – after they took her out and fed her!”
Gayle countersued, and Orly’s complaint was dismissed on Feb. 2 when a judge ruled that oral contracts involving dating services were not enforceable.
But the high-priced matchmaker isn’t ready to give up just yet. She’s now vowing to file a new suit on a different basis – charging Gayle with fraud and deceit. And this time she wants a jury trial!
“Orly is determined to make sure that Gayle understands you can’t use your celebrity power to take advantage of people,” revealed a family friend.
And Orly added: “I do expect my clients to compensate me for my services. Unfortunately, Gayle didn’t want to pay.”