The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne is admitting Lisa Vanderpump might not have been responsible for leaking the story about Puppy Gate to the media, as she also responds to the “vitriol” and backlash from fans of the show.
During an appearance on The Jenny McCarthy Show earlier this month, on Sirius XM, Erika admitted the negative feedback from some fans of the Bravo series, over the Puppy Gate storyline, has been overwhelming.
“This season, we’ve talked about it as a group, we’ve never seen the hatred, I mean Kyle can speak about it more because she’s been [here] from the beginning but this is my fourth season. I’ve never seen the vitriol like this,” Erika shared. “I’ve never seen the clusters of groups and all of that. And it leads somewhere. We all see it. We all get it.”
Erika, who made it clear that she is over the dog storyline, then voiced her suspicions about some of the social media backlash from RHOBH viewers, who are mostly Team Lisa.
“I mean, there certainly are a lot of them. It almost looks mechanical in a way,” said Erika, implying some of them might be bots being paid for by Lisa’s camp. “I’m just saying anything is possible. The numbers don’t lie. There’s a lot… I’ve never seen the hatred like this coming after five people that just happen to disagree with you.”
When host Jenny brings up the fact that Radar Online’s editor, Dylan Howard, issued a statement in which he publicly denied Lisa was the source for the story about a dog Dorit Kemsley adopted from Vanderpump Dogs ending up at a shelter, Erika remained skeptical before admitting it’s possible Lisa did not leak the story.
“Do I believe him? No. Why would [he] give up a source? I mean, no. I don’t. Why would anyone give up their sources?” asked Erika.
“I mean it’s possible that it wasn’t [Lisa], she continued. “It’s possible that it was someone close to her. So, maybe no, it wasn’t her. But it was someone from her camp or someone that was close to her. But why would you have to go that far?”
“Teddi’s in a very tough spot. She took the bait. She feels used, and she’s paying the price for it,” Erika shared.
“You know how happy I am that I was not stupid enough to drink the kool-aid? Real happy,” she added about never trusting Lisa from the start.
“You will see [the show] change again in this season when [Lisa] goes away and it becomes a different energy and a different path… because there wasn’t all that heaviness. There wasn’t all that fighting,” she explained. “That left and then we could have some fun. Actually, the most fun I’ve had on the show. It was a different tone for sure.”
When asked what advice she would give to a new cast member, Erika responded: “Remember everything you say and watch your mouth. And don’t believe anybody.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Tuesday nights on Bravo at 9/8c.
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