In Touch has exclusively learned that on March 20, Josh Murray called the cops on his former fiancée Amanda Stanton. His personal assistant, Hayley Watts confirms the incident to In Touch and tells the mag she was there.
“Police showed up at her home,” as did his assistant, and seized her car, a source explains.
Josh, 32, had been asking Amanda to give him $30,000 to pay off the Audi Q5 he bought her in October. “Amanda told Josh she wanted to work out the car situation when she got back from vacation,” the source explains. “But instead of waiting any longer, he called the police the day she got home!”
The whole fiasco lasted about an hour and left Amanda, 26, without any form of transportation. “What Josh did was horrible,” Amanda’s ex-husband, Nick Buonfiglio, says, adding that he helped her buy a new car the next day so she could take daughters Kinsley, 4, and Charlie, 3, to school.
“This whole thing shows Josh’s true character,” Nick says.
Josh’s assistant, Hayley, tells In Touch there was more to the story than the source is sharing.
“First, Josh did not call the police in any way that would treat her as a criminal or have charges filed against her,” she tells In Touch exclusively. “A peace officer was simply requested to accompany me as Josh’s assistant to peacefully ask Amanda for the car and keys without disrupting the peace, as the law requires, and to protect me from any threats of harm.”
She tells the mag that Amanda was given many options to legally take ownership of the car, as well as time to make a decision, but Amanda stated that she was “not buying the vehicle from Josh and not making the remaining payments,” and that she would not return the vehicle without being ordered by a judge to do so.
From there, things escalated.
“I was shocked and embarrassed when Amanda berated me in front of her daughter and attempted to body shame me for no reason,” Hayley tells In Touch. “I was only trying to keep the situation peaceful. Disrespecting me as a human being simply because my figure is different from her body was not necessary, as body shaming is very hurtful and demeaning.”
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