Following an awkward conversation with Erika at Kyle Richards‘ holiday dinner party, the ladies of the show, including Dorit Kemsley, Kathy Hilton, Crystal Kung-Minkoff, and Garcelle Beauvais, revealed if they also reached out to an attorney.
“[I] had wondered, was fearful almost,” Dorit admitted on the August 18 episode of the RHOBH: After Show. “When you’re reading things that have so much legal jargon and you can’t understand it, who do you need to speak to? You need to speak to somebody who’s a professional that can explain it, in layman’s terms, what all this means.”
According to Dorit, she understood where Sutton was coming from in wanting advice but felt their concerns came from different places. That said, she doesn’t blame her for wanting more information.
“It wasn’t like she was going to an attorney to take any kind of legal step to change the situation for herself. I think [she] was just trying to have a clearer understanding of what all of this means,” Dorit explained.
As the RHOBH: After Show continued, Kathy confirmed she had not sought legal advice. Then, Kyle shared, just as she did on the show, that she had spoken to the husband of one of her friends, who is an attorney.
“I said, ‘Some of the women have some concerns.’ Did I go to an attorney and have them read the article and go over anything? No,” she noted.
Crystal also went to a friend.
“I have a friend, I have a lot of friends that are lawyers, and I said, ‘What do you think?’ and [they said], ‘[It has] nothing to do with you.’ It was a very simple conversation,” newbie Crystal recalled.
“It’s so big. We’re not lawyers. So should we be talking about this? Can we be deposed? I thought it was a valid, valid question, and apparently, [Sutton and I] were the only two that thought it was valid,” Garcelle added.
As for Sutton, she said she was concerned not only for herself but also for their entire friend group.
“I was like, ‘Can we be talking about this?’ Like, ‘Can we be talking about this without an attorney present?’ Or, ‘Do we need an attorney to give us a little tutorial?’ I just wanted to present, like, I spoke to a friend [who is] an attorney. He said, ‘When you do talk about this, please use the word ‘alleged.’ And we were all like, ‘Oh yeah, that’s a good idea.’ Because the article is very, it’s legal terms. And we don’t know what we’re talking about,” she admitted.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 11 airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.