RHOBH Star Lisa Vanderpump Wants Dorit Kemsley's Major Money Issues To Be A Storyline Too
Season 9 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has been all about Puppygate, and star Lisa Vanderpump wants to know why it has dominated the narrative. Fans know this because late last week, Vanderpump responded to a tweet about lawsuits against Kyle Richards, Erika Jayne, and Dorit Kemsley not being discussed this season.
“You could have aired Erika’s financial issues, Bravo, instead of allowing the ridiculous attack on LVP’s reputation. NOTHING was filmed/said about this…or Kyle/Mo being sued…or Dorit/PK being sued,” read the tweet. “No, let’s hurt LVP for the 4th year!!!”
The 58-year-old restaurateur - who is not speaking to her castmates - responded with one simple word: “exactly.”
Last August, when the RHOBH women traveled to the Bahamas, a video surfaced of a woman confronting Kemsley over money she allegedly owed Ryan Horne, her former Beverly Beach partner. The woman screamed “You cheap b***h!” at Kemsley after Horne claimed he fronted Doris and her husband PK $200,000 for her swimsuit line, but they never paid the money back once the line started making a profit.
Dorit filed a countersuit, saying Horne was a “vendor,” and earlier this year the judge ordered the case into mediation.
Several episodes of RHOBH during Season 9 documented the cast trip to the Bahamas, but they completely left out the incident. The show has also failed to mention PK’s additional legal troubles, which include a lawsuit against him for failure to pay a $75,000 gambling debt.
Then there is Jayne and Richards, whose husbands are facing their own legal battles. Jayne’s husband, Tom Girardi, a partner at the law firm Girardi Keese, is facing a $15 million lawsuit from Law Finance Group over an unpaid loan.
Richards’ husband, Mauricio Umansky and his real estate company, The Agency, are also involved in a lawsuit over the sale of a Malibu mansion. According to Page Six , Sweetwater Malibu LLC claims that Umansky and his company manipulated them into selling the home for $32.5 million before flipping the house and reselling the property for $69.9 million.
Despite all of the legal drama in the cast, the focus of Season 9 continues to be Lucy Lucy Apple Juicy, and Vanderpump is sick of it. She recently confessed that filming this season was so difficult, she had to take antidepressants and go to grief counseling. In addition to Puppygate , LVP has also had to deal with the unexpected death of her brother.
Lisa Vanderpump has not yet revealed if she will show up for the Season 9 reunion, or if she will return next season.