Lisa Rinna Claps Back at Lisa Vanderpump's Tweet, Claims She Quit RHOBH Months Ago and Accuses Bravo Staffer of "Smear Campaign," Plus Talks Kim's Warning About Kathy

Lisa Rinna is reacting to the “ding dong” tweet Lisa Vanderpump shared upon her departure from the Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Days after Vanderpump urged “the witch is useless,” Rinna opened up about her choice to depart the sequence, responded to Andy Cohen‘s suggestion that she’s on “pause,” and shared particulars of an alleged behind-the-scenes “smear marketing campaign” aimed to guard her season 12 nemesis, Kathy Hilton.

“That’s what everyone stated when she left the present,” Rinna stated of Vanderpump’s submit throughout a January 13 interview with Interview journal.

As she strikes on from RHOBH after eight seasons, Rinna is feeling “plenty of issues.”

“I had a tough 12 months … I can all the time come again and deal with one thing. However one thing has gotten to the Housewife Universe due to what’s occurring on the planet, and it’s mirrored in the best way the followers react to the world of Housewives,” she stated of season 12. “And I simply assume it’s unhealthy. It wasn’t working for me. It wasn’t proper for me.”

The truth is, whereas Rinna waited till earlier this month to announce her exit, she truly give up after filming the season 12 reunion final September.

“I left, actually, proper after the reunion. Individuals don’t know that. However I let everyone know proper after the reunion that I used to be going to maneuver on, that was going to be it,” she shared, continuing to close down rumors of a possible return.

“It’s time for a break. Not a pause, I don’t go on pause. You don’t put me on pause. I am going bye-bye,” she declared.

Based on Rinna, she “f-cking hated” season 12 “for lots of causes.”

“My mother died, everyone knows that. However that’s not the most important purpose. The story simply didn’t get advised as two-sidedly as I might’ve preferred,” she defined. “Everyone knows that they’ve the ability within the edit. You do not need energy within the edit in any respect … If I may inform my story the best way it actually, actually, actually occurs, that may be fabulous, wouldn’t it?”

In the course of the season, Rinna got here ahead with surprising claims Kathy made in opposition to sister Kyle Richards amid her meltdown in Aspen. And whereas she insists she was being sincere in regards to the off-camera rant, many named her because the unhealthy man for coming between the sisters.

“It was unlucky that there weren’t cameras in Aspen,” she famous. “Within the second, I didn’t assume to activate my voice memos. When any individual’s having a nuclear breakdown, you don’t assume, ‘Oh, I ought to be filming this.’ If you’ve truly tried to avoid wasting any individual and get any individual out of a membership as a result of they have been hurting themselves, you assume, ‘What the f-ck do I do? Do I name the police? I don’t know what to do.’”

Though Rinna felt that Kathy was the true villain of the season, it was she and Erika Jayne who took the brunt of the backlash for his or her accounts of her outburst. And as Rinna defined, that was due the habits of a Bravo worker.

“I’m going to tread very flippantly. However I feel sure individuals obtained concerned that might possibly quiet the story, may make sure issues go away. A complete different degree of stuff went all the way down to guarantee that that particular person was protected,” she revealed. “There’s a smear marketing campaign that went on on-line in opposition to me. It was all very calculated. And there was an individual on payroll doing that.”

Rinna went on to say that whereas there are many “nice issues” about Kathy, she is understood to have a mood.

“As her sister [Kim Richards] stated to her, ‘Simply don’t lose your mood on the present.’ All of us wish to be preferred. However while you turn out to be a fan favourite and abruptly persons are actually loving you, it’s very laborious to drop that,” she defined.

Trying again on season 12, Rinna stated she doesn’t really feel she owes anybody an apology — and made it clear that she’s not totally over Sutton Stracke‘s claims of getting paid for her ticket to the Elton John Gala.

“I’ve thought lots about it. I already apologized to Sutton on the reunion … However I didn’t do something aside from inform the reality. And after I screamed at Sutton, I apologized within the second on the dinner. And at my home, I used to be drunk after the wine tasting. These aren’t excuses, they only are. I nonetheless assume it’s actually sh-tty what she did, attempting to place this ticket factor on us,” Rinna famous.

Rinna additionally stated that when it got here to season 12, she was “no extra horrible than” she’s ever been.

“I raised my voice to Sutton Stracke twice. Massive f-cking deal … To single out my habits this 12 months as being horrific … I imply, did you see me in Amsterdam?” she questioned.

Additionally in the course of the interview, Rinna stated that after coming face-to-face with Kathy on the Individuals’s Alternative Awards in December, she determined to play good.

“I stated, ‘Hello Kathy, how are you? You look nice.’ And it broke the ice,” she revealed.

“I give her plenty of credit score for displaying as much as the reunion, as a result of she may have run like Lisa Vanderpump did. I respect that she stood up for what she needs individuals to imagine,” Rinna added.

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