Tamra Judge Fires Back at Jeff Lewis’ Claim That RHOC ‘Set Up’ Shannon & Fired Her Allies Ahead of Season 18, as Gretchen Rossi Weighs in

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Tamra Judge Responds to Jeff Lewis’ Claim That Bravo “Set Her Up” Shannon & Fired Her Allies From RHOC Season 18, as Gretchen Rossi Weighs in

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Tamra Judge clapped back at Jeff Lewis’ suggestion that Andy Cohen and the network took away Shannon Beador’s allies and “set her up” on the upcoming season of Real Housewives of Orange County following her DUI arrest. Tamra’s former co-star Gretchen Rossi defended Jeff, who made the recent comments on an episode of Watch What Happens Live.

During the interview, Jeff claimed they took away Shannon’s allies Taylor Armstrong and Vicki Gunvalson – both of whom were fired. Now, it seems Tamra is turning on Shannon in the same way she turned on Heather Dubrow last season.

“There’s no better TV than when Shannon is activated,” Jeff stated on WWHL this week to Andy. “I just didn’t like that you took away all her allies. You know what I’m saying? She went in with the wolves.”

In an Instagram comment under the post shared by the @ByeWigHelloDrama account on Instagram, Tamra reacted to Jeff’s claims.

“Come on Jeff! You know that’s not true,” she wrote, before alluding to her past claim that Shannon ditched her as a friend after Tamra was fired. “Taylor was her friend but the second Taylor was fired, Shannon stopped speaking to her… sound familiar?”

“Vicki hasn’t been full-time in years. I was her friend but you will see what she did to me,” Tamra added. “Shannon is NOT the victim.”

Despite Tamra’s claims, one alum backed up Jeff’s comments. Reacting to the WWHL interview, Gretchen wrote simply: “Agreed 💯”

Image credit: @tamrajudge/Instagram, @gretchenrossi/Instagram

In a 2019 interview with Us Weekly, Gretchen addressed her experience with Tamra.

“Tamra has always been a bully, and she will always be a bully, and she does what she needs to do to keep her paycheck,” said Gretchen. “And you know what? She’s a one-trick pony and she doesn’t care what she says or does or who she hurts or who she harms. She doesn’t care if it’s your family, your business, your anything.”

“Listen, all these women are getting up really high in their paychecks at this point,” she later added. “And if they’re not as interesting to the fans or if they’re not bringing it or if they’re not delivering content, something that’s interesting to the fans, I get that sometimes it’s time to hang up that hat.”