Lisa responds to Kyle’s post-reunion tweets by bringing up “lawsuits, bankruptcies, shops failing, shows cancelled [and] loans in default.”
Lisa Vanderpump is not quite done dragging her former "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" co-stars.
In response to Kyle Richards’ post-reunion Twitter rant about how she believes LVP orchestrated the Season 9, Episode 1 meetup at Vanderpump Dogs that set off PuppyGate, someone posted some fan art of the "queen on her throne." The image shows a cartoon drawing of Kyle wearing a Burger King crown and sitting on a toilet with a laptop on her lap.
"So funny, how do people come up with this?" Lisa replied with a laugh-cry emoji.
"It’s ironic," she added. "Now I’m not so hurt I can be more objective, if I wanted to hurt any of them there were so many things going on, lawsuits, bankruptcies, shops failing, shows cancelled, loans in default etc and I never said a word."
While the 58-year-old restaurant mogul didn’t specify which lawsuits, shops or shows, she could have easily been referring to the multi-million dollar lawsuit facing Mauricio Umansky and his real estate company, The Agency; Kyle’s Beverly Hills boutique, Kyle by Alene Too, which shut its doors in November 2018; and/or Kyle’s Paramount Network scripted series, "American Woman," which was canceled after just one season.
"Me on the other hand oh I am a liar, coward, sniper, bad teeth, awful friend, terrible wine, the list goes on…awful really," Lisa continued on Twitter. "Glad I stepped away. Also Pump Rules has been amazing this year."
During the reunion, the ladies discussed Dorit Kemsley’s part in PuppyGate, which was not returning Lucy Lucy Apple Juice to Vanderpump Dogs. The rescue center has a policy stating that if one of their dogs ends up at any other shelter, the person who adopted said pup will be fined $5,000.
"Dorit made a mistake," Kyle said in one of her many tweets post-reunion. "She should have turned the dog back into Vanderpump Dogs. There is no disputing that. Maybe it was the $5,000 return policy that made Dorit think finding a good home for Lucy on her own was a better choice."
The issue with Kyle’s tweet is that it wrongly suggests Vanderpump Dogs charges people $5,000 for returning a pup, which confused many already confused fans.
"Holy shit 5k to return? Did [Lisa’s] dogs walk on water?" one person commented on Kyle’s post.
"No the opposite lol, even after a year she doesn’t understand," LVP replied, clarifying, "5k if you dump one of our dogs, to ensure that it will be returned to us if there is a problem."
Kyle also said that Season 9 had left her "so frustrated at times. Frustrated that people don’t always seem to see the obvious. No, it’s not editing. It’s people who are good at ‘the game.’ Bad people can be good at it and good people can be bad at it."
She’s maintained throughout the season she didn’t know that the Vanderpump Dogs meetup would result in Lucy Lucy Apple Juice making her "RHOBH" debut, then said on Twitter, "People who have spent their entire life treating life as a game and ‘winning’ at it have had lots of practice. When I was told to go to Vanderpump Dogs way back at the beginning of the season, I knew right away what was going on."
A critic replied to Kyle, "So that means you did know before you arrived at VP dogs? So why did you go? When you went, why did you act unaware of what was happening? Why did you question why Dorit’s ex-dog was there? Who told you? Teddi? Production? You’ve been rumbled and it’s not looking good."
Again, Lisa chimed in: "Yes good point…And accuse me of protecting Dorit! [Kyle] always maintained she knew nothing before…Oh dear."
What’s interesting about Lisa indirectly taking aim at Kyle’s personal matters is that it echoes almost exactly what Ken Todd said on Twitter Sunday.
"Yes, it’s my birthday and normally positive things happen on this day! So I would like to get some things off my chest," LVP’s husband began. "It’s a year next month that all the negativity against my wife started. I know I am not the most eloquent writer — I see and speak in simple terms. This year, there has been a huge amount of nastiness that has pushed my wife to the brink. When, at a time in her life like this, she needed her friends!"
"What really irks me is the hypocrisy of this whole matter," he continued. "The very PUBLIC issues — lawsuits, over 50 million dollars of them, loans in default, rehab, business misdoings, bankruptcies — have all been swept under the carpet. Lifestyles paid for with other people’s money, I call bullshit!"
While Ken didn’t name any names, it’s no secret that some of the Beverly Hills Housewives — not just Kyle — have been dealing with personal and legal issues off camera. The only time anyone’s financial matters were brought up during filming was on the second-to-last episode of this season, where Camille Grammer accused Dorit and her husband of owing a friend of hers $1 million. Camille also wondered how Dorit could afford all of her expensive cars and clothes given her alleged knowledge that PK is bankrupt.
Ken continued his rant by indirectly bashing Bravo for giving more airtime to PuppyGate than to the fact that Lisa and her Vanderpump Dogs team helped pass House Resolution 401, which calls for an end to the dog and cat meat industry.
"It disgusts me that the very fact that a resolution passed through Congress, in an attempt to save thousands of dogs worldwide, was brushed aside — years of our work was ignored as all the focus was on just one dog (that is now in a happy home, not biting, pecking or whatever you choose to call it)," Ken wrote, adding, "I am not asking for anything now, not even 5 grand owed to our dog charity. But I am asking for this hatred to stop! I didn’t want my wife to go to the reunion as it has been bullying. Yes, I used that word, bullying, because that is what this nonstop attack has been."
"It sickened me to see my wife in tears and I am proud of her even doing the Angel Food when she has been so down," Ken added in regard to LVP’s weekend appearance at a Project Angel Food charity event. He then went into the accusation Camille made during the season and then accused Kyle of saying off camera — that LVP has "bad breath."
"To now attack her personal hygiene disgusts me, I could put it out here that my wife’s breath is as sweet as she is, as I am the one who kisses her daily I should know," Ken wrote. "I am so angry as it is a vile lie…like so many other things that have been said about her. Attacking our [kids’] businesses, Vanderpump Rosé, which we have all worked hard on is just mean spirited! It’s in some of the best restaurants in the world."
"Their pettiness says everything. There are so many things WE could’ve said but haven’t…" he added. "So it’s not just Goodbye Kyle that I want to say…it’s goodbye to all of the vicious nastiness…there I feel much better now. Happy birthday to me."
"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" Season 9 reunion concludes Tuesday, July 30 at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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