Brandi Glanville addressed allegations that she inappropriately touched Caroline Manzo whereas filming Actual Housewives Final Women Journey.
The 50-year-old, who beforehand starred on Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills, has regularly denied the claims.
In an interview with Web page Six, Brandi addressed the influence of the allegations.
“It was a very powerful starting of a yr,” mentioned Brandi. “I really feel just like the narrative that’s out there may be very unfair … I’m able to clear issues up.”
Sources have claimed to the outlet that each of the castmates’ mics have been on all through the incident. Brandi’s legal professionals demanded that the manufacturing firm, Shed Media, launch the audio to rebut the allegations.
In accordance with an insider who spoke to Web page Six, nonetheless, the recordings have been by no means delivered.
“If something like that really transpired,” mentioned Brandi, “I might’ve thought that manufacturing would’ve stepped in.”
“The longer they push [my season] again, the extra hypothesis there may be,” she went on. “I simply need it to air and be achieved, so everybody can have their takeaways.”
“I’m employed to be the drunk, enjoyable one,” added Brandi, who indicated she felt “punished” for appearing the way in which she all the time has.
“Actually, the outdated days of actuality TV won’t ever be once more as a result of we’re such a delicate society now,” she defined, including that “new guidelines” at the moment are in place.
“In the event that they’re going to have guidelines for us, we will’t be taking pictures 15 hours a day, ingesting all day lengthy,” the star continued, “and [producers] telling us to ‘convey the occasion [because] we don’t have a present.’”
A manufacturing insider instructed the outlet that Brandi was “by no means pressured to drink and, like all solid members, was solely inspired to be her genuine self.”
“I’ve all the time been an a–gap. I’ve all the time been very outspoken and sassy,” mentioned Brandi in her interview. “I feel the key sauce is simply not holding again and being your self.”
“[In RHUGT season one] we received drunk and excessive and I made out with Taylor and gave individuals lap dances,” added Brandi, who believed the “task” was the identical when she returned for the brand new season.
Following the allegations, Brandi was reportedly prevented from attending the reunion of Peacock’s The Traitors, through which Brandi was a fan favourite.
She mentioned the reunion episode was “tremendous boring” with out her.
The star claimed Caroline was not boring, nonetheless, throughout RHUGT. “She was enjoyable! She was positively partaking in speaking about threesomes and telling us to really feel her boobs as a result of they have been … good,” mentioned the star.
“And the ladies have been touching her boobs,” Brandi said. “We sort of thought she was going to be uptight. And he or she was actually cool — till you crossed her.”
Brandi mentioned she had “no sick emotions” towards Caroline, and she or he tried to speak concerning the matter in personal after returning to the U.S., however she acquired no response.
“I simply need to make sure that she’s positive. Caroline didn’t need to speak, however she appears to be doing nice,” mentioned Brandi. “I feel it simply comes all the way down to she hasn’t been on [‘Housewives’] TV in [nearly] 10 years and she or he wasn’t prepared for what a ‘Women Journey’ actually is. She’s a grandma, it’s completely different.”
Responding to Brandi’s claims, Caroline’s lawyer Derek Smith instructed the outlet: “Sexual assault is one thing we take very severely. We aren’t keen on partaking in a shameless tabloid struggle.”
Brandi shared that Andy Cohen has been her sounding board all through the controversy.
“Andy and I’ve had a ton of conversations as a result of that is the primary time I’ve ever handled something like this,” mentioned Brandi. “That is new for me and that is scary for me. He’s been very useful, actually … He’s like, ‘It’s going to be what it’s going to be. Some individuals are going to most likely see it and simply say, ‘That’s Brandi being Brandi’ … ‘Don’t be too onerous on your self.’”
The star famous that Andy isn’t taking a aspect. “He is aware of me as a human, he is aware of Caroline as a human,” she defined. “He likes us each.”
As Brandi explores actuality TV initiatives not related to Bravo, she defined, “I’m positively not taking a break.” Though she believes stars ought to kind a union, she is just not related to the “actuality reckoning” of Bethenny Frankel.
“For some time, this entire narrative had me all shook up however then I simply realized life goes on,” mentioned the mom of two. “I’m answerable for my happiness and I’m answerable for how I transfer ahead.”
She expressed her need to ultimately produce actuality TV exhibits somewhat than starring in them. “I’m pitching concepts. In the end, I don’t need to be in entrance of the digital camera perpetually. I don’t need to be throwing wine at 60,” she expressed. “I need to be ingesting it.”