Hello to you all. I am sorry I was remiss in submitting my blog last week. I was traveling and also fighting a cold. I apologize. Oh no...did I just say that? Scratch that, because I never do that...
I would like to rewind and shed some clarity on the issue of the phone records. A lot of time and effort must've been utilized between the two in their attempt to snare their friend.
In the weeks that we filmed, prior to the Munchausen exposè, arrangements were made between all of us. LR's birthday dinner, the trip across the country to buy the little pony... I didn't want to go alone, and it was decided LR should come too. It was going to be a surprise for Ken and took quite a bit of organizing--the plane schedule, how we would execute our ridiculous plan, what we would wear, giggling over cowboy hats, etc. It was an interesting expedition, which certainly created much excited chatter between us. There was also Ken's birthday planning where LR and I went shopping for hats--something viewers didn't get to see--, Ken's actual birthday party, and I am sure other events and filming days, so of course there would be the odd phone call over those six weeks or so....Is LR alleging it was 10 conspiratorial conversations regarding YF? Absolute hogwash...I have 250 or so people that work for me, I organized endless events for this season, many events in the restaurants, worked tirelessly for Yulin, oh and filmed two reality shows consecutively. I have almost a farm at home, so I don't have the energy or time to focus on nonsense.
Anyway we speak occasionally...not like Kyle and I. We would speak every few days.
So LR went to Yolanda of her own volition, as if to purge herself of her guilt, she called Yolanda the greatest manipulator of all, she also proudly announced that she was responsible for igniting conversations or something to that effect on Jenny McCarthy's radio show.
ED announced to Yolanda that LR had remorse for initiating a conversation and needed to speak to her. Not once, in all these conversations, was it said that Kyle and I were involved.
But when LR felt after the Lyme gala, where Kyle expressed her sympathy for Yolanda, that possibly the tide might turn against her, she wanted to extricate herself from the debacle she had created and pass the blame.
Fueled by ED's dislike for me, a clandestine little plot was hatched. If you recall at the dinner when Andrea Bocelli sang, LR replied, "I love LV and don't find her manipulative at all." That would not have been said if she had been pressured repeatedly to ignite the Munchausen conversation, but for ED that wouldn't suffice, and slowly ED managed to persuade her opinion otherwise. Now Eileen says she doesn't trust me, whilst she extols LR's statements, heralding them as the truth. Every second-hand piece of information she sanctifies as gospel, the gospel from the veritable truth teller, LR. I also believe HH said she misunderstood a statement he made, but I digress...Her not trusting me, well frankly, that is a positive for me, as I hope I will never be the recipient of any of her little secrets, will never have to indulge in any conversation, and that suits me perfectly. Also I struggle to stay compos mentis when she is spouting her dogmatic diatribe.
Let us cast our minds back to the innocuous conversation where I inadvertently used the terminology "affair." She never reacted at the time, not even a hint. We went to lunch the next day...no mention. We also had dinner together at Bethenny's..not a word. It wasn't until that last day when she blindsided me and stated how hurt she was. I was mystified, I knew I had no intention of hurting her.
It is a great example of hypocrisy. ED can mimic my accent, repeatedly, call me manipulative, ruin a vacation, scream at me to the point of tears, relentlessly pursue a verbal attack, and goad LR as I sit there and her feel no apology is due from her.
It would've been so easy to pass judgment on ED and LR, to condemn them for much that has transpired, but no friends are more generous than that...
It also baffles me why LR is so relentless towards Kim. It has to be extraordinarily difficult to deal with addiction in the public eye, additionally to spend every day with somebody close, who has a terminal illness. It is a pressure that should evoke sympathy.
For Kim to endure a barrage of negativity and abuse, constantly hurled at her by somebody who clearly has some sort of rage and regret syndrome, must be challenging...Also the frustrations and physicality that has spewed from LR, her decisions and conversations in regard to Yolanda, oh that is all just fine with ED, but never mention the word "affair."
Oh Lordy that is unacceptable...
It is a wonderful example of two cohorts, driven by pure nastiness, as they pursue their goal. I don't have any comprehension of how you can be so vicious with regard to somebody's sobriety, calling them gross, for example, and then say that was then and this is now...I wish you well.
Kim, from my recollection, states perceptively to ED, "You overexaggerate. This is not a soap opera, it is reality." Yes, ladies ...I struggle to use that word....This is reality, where relationships are delicate and not a land of bubbles that pop as they yell cut, where vicious accusations are dispersed as you close your dressing room doors.
Actions have consequences, consequences that are sometimes dire. You cannot rewrite history and piece back together fragmented relationships...You cannot absolve yourself from any responsibility just by muttering regret.
I see things clearly now. Clarity has descended, maybe I should've retaliated aggressively at the reunion, but I refuse to wallow in the murky quagmire in which they swim. It was an arduous few weeks that I emerged from bruised, but emotionally intact as I focus on all the positivities that life has to offer...
Thank you to so many of you, as we stay steadfast in our resolve to fight Yulin. We are making headway as we are also challenging this politically, garnering much support.
And in regard to someone's statement, I do have a conscience, one that has allowed me to live an honest, altruistic life, with a loving marriage and raised two socially conscious children that I have hopefully set a good example to...Not to indulge in dishonesty, bullying and physical violence...
Which begs the question...
I bid you all a good week, and remember my mantra love and laughter supersedes all...Lisa. Namaste.