Katie Maloney found herself in the hot seat in the wake of James Kennedy’s firing on Vanderpump Rules. In the latest episode, Maloney was shown asking her boss, Lisa Vanderpump, to fire Kennedy because he body shamed her at work. Fans immediately called out Maloney for being a hypocrite because she said similar things to Lala Kent in the past.
Taking to Twitter, Maloney defended her actions and assured fans that she has changed since her days of calling Kent a “wh**e” and “gold digger.”
“I know the truth, say what you want… #abuse #consent,” Maloney shared.
Because I don’t follow Katie Maloney and read this article which enclosed her tweet. It’s unclear why she tweeted #consent and if there’s an actual accusation I would like to know more about it. Otherwise, it’s a cry for attention.
— Raquel Leviss (@RaquelLeviss) January 2, 2019
After Maloney defended herself, fans reminded the Vanderpump Rules star that she still said some mean things to Kent when she was dating Randall Emmett, who is about to become her husband.
Maloney responded by admitting that she should not have said things about Emmett. She also confessed that she was in a dark place at the time and has since apologized for her actions.
Despite Maloney’s tweets, fans were still critical of her behavior towards Kennedy. But she refused to back down and apologize for what happened with her co-star.
She also alluded that there was more to the story than what was shown on Vanderpump Rules, though it is not clear what she meant.
“Maybe I am standing up for those abused who are scared to come forward.. all I can say is there is much more going on here,” Katie Maloney stated.
Kennedy, of course, is the resident bad boy on the show and has dealt with a lot of drama this season. Even still, Vanderpump had a rough time firing Kennedy and broke down after the deed was done.
Katie Maloney-Schwartz Is Using a Tried-and-True Method For Getting Rid of Under Chinhttps://t.co/HBfJ5nSaBt
— Dr. Chip Cole (@drchipcole) January 2, 2019
For his part, Kennedy blamed alcohol on the way he treats women. He assured Vanderpump that he is never going to drink again because there is a “darkness” that comes out whenever he boozes it up.
But Vanderpump did not buy the excuse and promptly fired Kennedy for mistreating his female co-workers.
Fans can watch the drama unfold when new episodes of Vanderpump Rules air Monday nights on Bravo.