Lala Kent is reacting to the Los Angeles Times’ shocking allegations against her ex-fiancé, Randall Emmett.
While attending a Vanderpump Rules viewing party earlier this week, Lala shared her thoughts on the many claims against Randall, including allegations of exchanging sexual favors for roles in his films, before calling him out for banning their daughter, Ocean Kent Emmett, 23-months, from filming, and putting Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval on blast.
“It’s horrific and disturbing, and it’s why I’m in a custody battle,” Lala told Entertainment Tonight of the exposé on Tuesday. “Ocean Kent has to be protected. It’s really bad … I’m doing what I need to do to ensure her safety and her future.”
According to Lala, the bombshell report made Randall look like “a mini Harvey Weinstein,” but she’s heard “much worse.”
Following Lala and Randall’s breakup in late 2021, Randall announced he would no longer be appearing on Pump Rules and ultimately confirmed he would not be allowing their child to film, which Lala found hypocritical.
“He likes to be in the spotlight, he had no problem parading my child into scenes when he was a part of it, and now suddenly it’s not good for her?” she wondered.
As Lala filmed season 10 in 2022 and Randall was faced with numerous accusations, including racial discrimination, she said the show “saved” her.
“I needed to get out of what my life was, and I wanted to be around my friends and feel supported, and listen to what was going on in their life. It just felt like the most epic purge,” she explained. “It was like therapy every day.”
During one recent episode of Pump Rules, Lala met with Lisa Vanderpump, who suggested she ignored red flags.
“I did understand that she was asking the tough questions that a lot of people wanted to know,” Lala said of the criticism. “I understood the drill … I know my hands are not exactly clean. I was stupid. I should’ve asked the tough questions.”
Looking back at their years-long relationship, Lala admitted to being “very comfortable” and believing she and Randall were a “really great couple.”
“What I’m realizing is, I was the great one and made him tolerable,” she continued, adding that she’s “so happy that [they] never got married!”
“That was the biggest blessing in disguise,” she noted.
As for Randall’s current partner, who Lala said on Watch What Happens Live last week is