Louie Ruelas and Famous P.I. Bo Dietl Have Been Sued for Hacking the 'RHONJ' Star's Ex

Bo Dietl and Louie Ruelas' friendship has reportedly turned dark as they're being sued for "harassment and abuse."

Elizabeth Randolph - Author

Feb. 14 2024, Updated 5:04 p.m. ET

Season 13 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey ended with a bombshell confession from Teresa Giudice’s husband, Louie Ruelas. Louie and Teresa spent most of the season beefing with her brother Joe Gorga and sister-in-law Melissa Gorga over their involvement in the couple’s wedding in August 2022.

Louie shared in the Season 13 finale that one of his close friends, Bo Dietl, a famed private investigator, has some personal info regarding Melissa and Joe.

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Many may not know the name Bo Dietl off-rip but have likely seen his face on at least one of your favorite crime-centered procedural dramas. Now, in 2024, Bo and his good friend Louie are in legal trouble for their alleged extracurricular activities.

Here’s the scoop on Bo Dietl and the private investigator’s name apparent business with Louie on and off of RHONJ.

Bo Dietl posing at his mayoral event.
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Louie Ruelas and Bo Dietl were sued for alleged "harassment and abuse" against the 'RHONJ' star's ex.

Louie brought Bo into Bravo fans' zeitgeist when he first mentioned him on RHONJ at Dolores Catania's Irish Prohibition party. However, since the cameras stopped rolling on him and his wife, Teresa Giudice, he and Bo were sued by Louie's ex, Vanessa Reiser, for "harassment and abuse."

According to Page Six, Louie and Bo allegedly joined forces to hack into a computer, obtaining "sensitive information" about Louie's ex. Although Vanessa's name wasn't mentioned in court documents, the New York-based attorneys suing them, Attorney Kevin Johnson, named Vanessa directly to The Daily Beast.

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Johnson also said in the documents that Bo and Louie and their representative counsel attempted to dig dirt on Vanessa and did so "with criminal, reckless, malicious, fraudulent intent devised to defraud" her and her attorneys. They also allegedly used “subterfuge, dissemination and other fraudulent pretext” to make Vanessa look bad and further add to Louie's harassing behavior.

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Bo, Louie, and co. are currently facing severe charges, including violating the Federal Wiretap Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and the New Jersey Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act. Nonetheless, the public figures are remaining mum about the case, with Louie taking to Instagram shortly after the news of his case broke to wish Teresa Happy Valentine's Day.

"To my dearest wife, my forever Valentine. Your love illuminates every corner of my heart, filling it with warmth and joy. You are not only an incredible mother and wife, but also my soulmate in every sense. Waking up next to you each day is a blessing I cherish. Thank you for leading our family with grace and love. Happy Valentine's Day my LOVE."

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Bo Dietl was a private investigator and actor long before ‘RHONJ.’

Bo, born Richard Dietl, found his way into the limelight by protecting the environment where he grew up. Born on Dec. 4, 1950, Bo attended Richmond Hill High School in Queens. After high school, he worked as a unionized concrete laborer and iron worker for the World Trade Center. Then, Bo joined the New York Police Department (NYPD) and served as a police officer for 15 years.

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Bo retired from the NYPD in 1985 after gaining a stellar reputation. Then, he created his investigative and security firm, Beau Dietl & Associates. Bo’s LinkedIn page states that the firm “has grown to become one of the premier investigative and security firms in the nation and is a full-service organization providing a wide variety of investigative and security services to corporate and individual clients worldwide.”

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In addition to his lengthy career in private investigating, Bo is also a writer. In 1998, he co-wrote his autobiography, One Tough Cop, followed by a movie starring Stephen Baldwin as Bo.

Bo also starred in his biopic as a detective and has been acting in many movies and TV shows since the 1980s. In 1987, he landed a brief role as a “gangster” in Beverly Hills Cop II. Since then, he has appeared on Law & Order, The Wolf of Wall Street (as himself), and a 2023 episode of Blue Bloods. Additionally, the media personality hosts a podcast called One Tough Podcast.

New Yorkers also likely recall Bo’s short-lived political career. In 2017, Bo ran for mayor of New York City against Mayor Bill De Blasio and lost to the favored candidate.

While Bo has been in the spotlight for his career in the past, his pal Louie’s confession made him a significant part of RHONJ Season 13. During the season, Teresa, Jennifer Aydin, and Danielle Cabral accused Margaret Josephs of having an “arsenal” of dirt on the cast. However, Louie admitted that he had all the tea, thanks to his BFF.

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Bo Dietl posing next to his mayor sign in 2017.
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"Bo Dietl knows s--t about everybody in this room," Louie said in the episode. “I'm not talking, like, gossip. Like, Bo Dietl, who's like, one of the most famous private investigators in the country, one of my best friends, brought me information on each person in this group. There's so much more."

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Louie Ruelas and Teresa Giudice denied hiring Bo Dietl to do their dirty work.

The drama with Bo continued into the Season 13 reunion. Rachel Fuda and her husband, John, claimed Louie hired Bo to dig some dirt up about their son Jaiden’s estranged birth mother, Brittney Malsch. Fans recall the couple briefly discussed Jaden’s relationship with his mother when Rachel opened up about wanting to adopt her stepson legally.

“How come you brought my son’s mother into this?” John asked Louie and Tre at the reunion, adding that he wanted Louie to “stop your bulls--t.”

Several other cast members accused Louie of hiring the famed P.I. to spy on them and their families, including Margaret, her husband Joe Benigno, and Frank Catania. However, Teresa and Louie cleared their name when Andy Cohen asked the Housewives OG about the drama on Watch What Happens Live.

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(l-r): Teresa Giudice and Louie Ruelas on 'Watch What Happens Live' holding hands.
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During the episode, Teresa claimed Louie made up the story about hiring Bo to mess with Melissa and Joe because he was “frustrated” by the issues that have plagued them all season. Andy then asked Teresa if Louie’s comment came “out of nowhere,” the couple agreed it was a last-ditch effort to get Melissa and Joe off their backs.

“I was at the end of my rope,” Louie shared while in the WWHL audience. “It was a long season. Frustrating, you know, trying to get married.”

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Andy Cohen said Bo Dietl denied spying on the ‘RHONJ’ cast.

In addition to Louie and Teresa denying they hired Bo for the show, Andy recently spilled some tea that may exonerate the couple from the mess after all.

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During a June 2023 episode of his Sirius XM show, Radio Andy, the Bravo king chatted with his co-host John Hill about his conversation with Bo after the RHONJ cast taped the reunion. Andy said the private investigator supported Louie’s admission that he made the story up and denied agreeing to snoop on Teresa’s castmates.

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“Bo Dietl tracked me down last week — the private eye — while we were off, and he was like, ‘Look, Louie never hired me. He never hired me,’” Andy shared on the air. “And I go, ‘Well then, how would Louie come up with it on camera several times and say that you got him info on people?’ He was like, ‘I don’t know, he was just talking.’”

The conversation continued with Andy and John discussing what drove Louie to make up such an audacious lie about his close friend. In another episode of Radio Andy, the host described the entire situation as "bizarre" and "odd." While we may not know the exact motive for the outburst, Bo wants Bravo fans to keep him far away from the Jersey madness.

Stream Season 13 The Real Housewives of New Jersey on Peacock.

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