Dr. Andrew Klapper, 43, has filed a $77 million defamation lawsuit in Brooklyn Supreme Court, charging that Graziano falsely claimed he botched her full-body makeover.
“She has been on a media campaign to destroy this man’s professional reputation and she has succeeded,” mob lawyer Barry Levin, who is representing Klapper, said Monday. “His practice has diminished considerably in the last year.”
The Mafia diva, the daughter of Bonanno family consigliere Anthony Graziano — who was sentenced Monday to 19 months in jail for extortion — went to Klapper in 2011 for a full-body lift, including a tummy tuck and butt lift. The procedure was done as the reality show’s cameras rolled.
Since then, Graziano — far from taking a vow of omerta — has bad-mouthed Klapper on her show and in media interviews.
“I went in beautiful, I came out ugly,” Graziano says during the season two premiere last fall.
Levin said Monday that Graziano’s vendetta against his client included the filing of a false report with the state board that licenses doctors last March. He said she falsely claimed Klapper never informed her of the risks and says she lost six pints of blood and almost died during the procedure.
The lawsuit, filed by Levin on Friday, says the state took no action against Klapper.
It also says Graziano never paid the surgeon, even though she claimed in interviews that the procedure cost her $30,000.
The suit seeks damages from the production company of Graziano’s sister Jennifer, who created “Mob Wives,” and from VH1 and The Weinstein Co., which produces the show.
“I have no comment and neither does Renee,” said Jennifer Graziano.
A spokesman for VH1 refused comment and calls to Weinstein were not returned.