"The threat of the lawsuit exists" over 20/20 story calling Brooks a deadbeat dad.

on Jul 24, 2012 - The Dish0

Vicki Gunvalson and Brooks Ayers

Vicki Gunvalson recently told The Dish that her boyfriend Brooks Ayers was in the middle of fighting back against recent media attacks on him, namely a 20/20 interview with his ex-girlfriend who accused Brooks of running off on their child. Now he's doing just that.

In an interview with Ayers' lawyer, Alexander Rufus-Isaacs tells RadarOnline that the claims made by Nicolette Catanzarite and ABC during the segment are "absolutely false." He goes on to say that "while we have not filed a lawsuit yet, we have written to ABC demanding a retraction and informed them that the threat of the lawsuit exists and we are currently in discussions with them."



In the segment, Catanzarite, an ex-girlfriend of Ayers with whom he had a son, claimed that he left them and all of their bills and that he has abandoned his son, but Rufus-Isaacs says that it's Catanzarite who "won't allow him access for the time being."

The lawyer also had one parting shot for 20/20, saying it "purports to be a news program so viewers give it a lot of credibility because they believe it has been fully researched and is impartial ... Our view is that it is entertainment and painting it as a news program is misleading."

Are you on Team Vicki/Brooks, or do you side with Tamra and Gretchen when it comes to Mr. Ayers? Comment it up!

16 comments
dtad
dtad

This man is truly scary. Has anyone seen the photoshopped picture of Brooks holding Joey? Also, the picture of him playing with Joey in the park, but he is NOT in the picture? Wow, this man could be a sociopath. Bravo would be crazy to pursue a relationship with him, or Vicky if she is still with him.

skywalker
skywalker

I am all for Vickie doing what ever strikes her fancy... She is old enough to make a decision. I support her all the way... what ever will be will be... she deserves to be happy, He seems to make her happy and that is what counts... You go girl..!! besides i think he is sexi!! haaa..

lisa.turner.378
lisa.turner.378

Well....I'm wit Tamra and Gretchen! I think his motives are questionable too...Seem like to me he just wants to be seen on the show!!!

lisa.turner.378
lisa.turner.378

I have to say I'm with Tamra and Gretchen I would be concerned about Vicki too!! His motives seem questionable to me too!!

kauaibride
kauaibride

gretchen and tamra are concerned that brooks is using vicki.  what was that when gretchen was sleeping with jeff ?

ArmywifeRobyn
ArmywifeRobyn

I do not like Brooks (he creeps me out), but I find it very fishy that all of a sudden 20/20 would do an expose on him, virtually someone unknown.  I think his ex was looking for money and sold a story.

vreid860
vreid860

He is sneaky. Dont trust him. snake in the grass

 

lakelandgal
lakelandgal

This is Vicki's business only. I really don't care for Brooks but if he makes Vicki happy that's all that matters. Her choice!

lisapauline.demartino
lisapauline.demartino

Who cares what Gretchen (who I like) and Tamra think? I mean really? Why does their opinion matter? What Vicki's kids think matters, but that is a private conversation for them. He is not my favorite and I think she could do better but it's not for anyone else to say, or decide. She better not leave the show over this! 

 

Vicki, protect yourself but love who you love. He may not be Mr. Forever just Mr. Right Now and that is okay too.

 

Tamra has shown her colors, steer clear and Gretchen is just very caught up in showing you what you put her through, funny she isn't as compelled to make Tamra see.

 

Focus on seeing if you guys can make this livable for you and your kids; they don't have to love him.

 

 

IrisDan
IrisDan

i am definately not with Tamra and Gretchen. I think the girlfriend was scorned.

jodi.s.murphy
jodi.s.murphy

Totally Team Tamra/Gretchen on this one, right @steve jekel?

anglstr
anglstr

I'm with Tamra and Gretchen all the way. That man makes my skin crawl!!!! Never thought Vicki wouldn't see thru him.

 

forreal1
forreal1

I have to say I am totally with Tamara and Gretchen on this one.  There is something about Brooks that doesn't seem right.  But in the end its Vicki's choice, but I do think he seems to be a kept man by her and it seems like he wants his 15 minutes of fame and he's getting it.

lady1234567
lady1234567

I think it is truly sad that people attack Brooks when really they have no idea who he is. I also think it is sad that I read that Vicki and Alexis will probably not be on the show next season. I have watched every episode of real housewives and if they remove Vicki and Alexis I don't think I'll watch Orange County anymore. I'm not a fan of Tamera at all and they are making the whole show about her. Just like they are doing with Ramona from New York. These shows are supposed to be about more than just 1 person.

roishell.cooper
roishell.cooper

@lisapauline.demartino Just remember Queen victoria started it with her putting her nose where it did not belong!