Vicki Gunvalson has withdrawn her defamation lawsuit against Kelly Dodd, Bravo TV, and the Real Housewives of Orange County‘s production company, Evolution Media, just days after filing the case in a Los Angeles court.
Following a report that suggested Vicki would be banned from attending the upcoming RHOC reunion taping if she continued her lawsuit against Kelly, a couple of reports have confirmed the case has since been dropped. The reports also revealed whether or not Vicki, who appeared on season 14 in a part-time role, will be present when the ladies come together to film the upcoming special later this week.
“[Vicki] has spoken to the producers and has resolved the issues amicably,” a source close to Vicki explained to PEOPLE on November 4.
In her defamation lawsuit against the three parties, Vicki claimed Kelly had made statements that could negatively affect her reputation and her business, Coto Insurance & Financial Services, Inc., during a cast trip to Key West, Florida that will be featured on an upcoming episode of RHOC. At the time, Vicki explained that Kelly, who was seen slamming Vicki as a “con woman” in the season 14 trailer, suggested she engaged in “fraud” and preyed on “older people,” which Vicki denies.
“[Vicki] is tired of the negativity,” the source continued. “Vicki owes a legal and fiduciary obligation to her company, staff and clients. Her intent is to protect Coto Insurance & Financial Services from the meritless accusations from an upcoming episode.”
While Vicki still isn’t happy about what Kelly said on RHOC, she hopes to find some resolution during the upcoming reunion taping, which she will be attending.
“Vicki has nothing to hide. She has a lot to say and is attending the reunion taping this week,” the source explained. “She is looking forward to a successful ending of season 14 as it wraps up.”
As for whether or not any of Kelly’s comments were removed from the future episode of RHOC, another insider said Bravo TV’s footage was not altered.
“No scenes were edited out,” an Us Weekly insider confirmed. “Their confrontation will still be seen in an upcoming episode.”
Days after Vicki’s lawsuit against her was filed, Kelly reacted to the situation on Instagram by responding to a fan who pointed out the hypocrisy of Vicki’s legal move.
“How is Vicki suing you for defamation when she’s the one that slandered you saying you did coke?!” the fan asked.
“I know,” Kelly replied.
The Real Housewives of Orange County season 14 airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo TV.
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