Lisa Rinna’s Rep Denies She “Blindsided” Rinna Beauty Team With Firing, Explains Why RHOBH Alum’s Company Terminated Contract

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RHOBH Alum Lisa Rinna's Rep Denies She "Blindsided" Rinna Beauty Team With Firing, Explains Why Company Terminated Contract

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Lisa Rinna was recently accused of cleaning house at her makeup brand, Rinna Beauty, leaving staffers “blindsided” as she reportedly coped with dwindling sales.

But according to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum’s rep, there’s no truth to the claims.

After rumors swirled claiming Lisa axed her entire beauty brand team, her rep and the president of Rinna Beauty released a statement, slamming the speculation as “completely factually incorrect,” and insisting Lisa is thriving in business.

According to the team, who spoke to Radar Online on May 8, the firing that occurred was that of an outside team, who had been working with Rinna Beauty on a month-to-month contract — and Lisa wasn’t involved.

“No one at Rinna Beauty has been affected by this change, and Lisa was not involved in the decision to make it. 360Bespoke was originally hired, as an outside contractor on a monthly retainer, by Rinna Beauty President Cheryl Krakow and has always reported directly to her,” they said. “The decision to part ways with the outside firm was made by Krakow and Rinna’s personal publicist, Jeffrey Chassen at Vision PR, and was handled professionally and according to their contract with the brand.”

Before the rep and brand president’s statement, an alleged insider claimed Lisa’s “entire team was informed they had been fired” and that “Lisa didn’t have the decency to call personally or respond to goodbye messages after hearing the devastating news.”

The source also took aim at Lisa’s other businesses, including her wine line and fashion brand, by suggesting they were failing after her RHOBH exit.

But again, Lisa’s team denied any such thing.

“In regards to the status of her product lines, Lisa does not currently have anything in the fashion space, and her Rinna Beauty and Rinna Wines are both trending upwards,” Jeffrey and Cheryl said to Radar Online.

As RHOBH fans will recall, Lisa announced her exit from the show in January after eight seasons.

“This is the longest job I have held in my 35 year career, and I am grateful to everyone at Bravo and all those involved in the series,” she said in a statement to PEOPLE. “It has been a fun eight-year run, and I am excited for what is to come!”

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 is currently in production and expected to begin airing on Bravo sometime later this year.