In the lawsuit, an 82-year-old woman named Joan Lile accused the Real Housewives of Orange County star of a number of things, including fraud, negligence, and emotional distress.
According to Joan, she purchased a long-term care insurance policy with her late husband Robert that would ensure her medical premiums would be covered if Robert was to pass before her, and vice versa. However, after Robert died in 2017, she was denied the “Lifetime Waiver of All Premiums for a Surviving Spouse” she was allegedly promised.
Vicki addressed the case in a comment she shared on Reality Blurb’s Instagram page.
“I am not an insurance carrier, I can’t deny a policy,” Vicki explained to a fan who criticized her. “Learn before you make an a$$ out of yourself.”
“Anyone that’s dumb enough to assume that what’s in a lawsuit is fact, is a fool,” Steve wrote under our Instagram post. “Anyone can sue for anything. That doesn’t make it true. In a lawsuit happy society, you would think people would realize that. Thirsty lawyer looking for deep pockets, pathetic.”
Joan is suing Vicki and Coto Insurance & Financial Services for unspecified damages.
As fans may have heard, Vicki was allegedly demoted from her full-time role on the RHOC earlier this year but may be able to reclaim her role if she and Steve become engaged during filming on the new season.
The Real Housewives of Orange County season 14 is currently filming and will air on Bravo TV sometime this summer.
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