The End of Adrienne's Wrath
Lisa discusses the staff at Sur and why Brandi spilled the secret about Adrienne.
Well, this week we congregate at Sur, my restaurant in West Hollywood. It is customary to have a food tasting with friends to try out different choices every couple of months. I reassured Brandi that one of my waitresses Scheana would not be serving, as they had an uncomfortable encounter awhile back.
Scheana had an affair, unbeknownst to me, with Brandi's ex husband. . .complicated, but eventually you will see how that comes to fruition. I had a problem with one of my servers, Stassi, who has worked for me for a few years now. The customer in question was somebody I trust implicitly. I had heard from him and two witnesses what had gone down. So, when I discovered Stassi was drinking at the party, I had no interest in her side of the story, simple as that. Stassi continues to work for me, and is best friends with my daughter, so I make constant allowances for her. However I have many people who have worked for me for years. I always listen and support them, but generally the customer is nearly always right. . .It's the way I run my business.
At the tasting Kyle asks Brandi as to why she has such negative feelings for Adrienne. . .ooh dear. Now what you don't realize is that Brandi has had many, many instances, nothing whatsoever to do with my situation (may I remind you that they knew each other prior to my meeting Brandi), and has accumulated deep negative feelings towards her. Adrienne has been economical with the truth on many occasions, vicious lies from her employee about myself and Brandi in the press, social media, etc. I felt that when Brandi exposed this particular scenario that Adrienne had wanted to keep secret, it wasn't to expose the issue, but to expose that this was just something else that they weren't honest about.
Look I cannot condone what she did (she regrets it herself), but I understood her frustration. I too have been at the end of Adrienne's wrath. I deal in a different manner. I don't need anybody, as I have said previously to Kyle, to get involved. I will hold my ground and deal with it myself, one on one.
Ken has needed a hip replacement as he had injured it many years ago playing polo. He is so incredibly active, gym everyday, walking dogs, etc. that for him it seemed a nightmare. But it was inevitable it had to be done, so we knew we had a brilliant doctor so he decided to take the plunge. We are so incredibly entwined I felt as nervous as he did. It is strange I have no recollection of cameras ever being present at so many eventful moments in our lives, like our daughters wedding, but when it is replayed I marvel at the fact that all these little vignettes, so important in our journey are forever documented and I am thankful for that. It was a tedious wait, nervously reassuring myself that all would be fine but always cognizant of the fact that whenever you are under for hours there is always risk.
Meanwhile at Mauricio's event all hell was breaking loose. I, honestly was thankful I wasn't there. I hated to see the anger and hypocrisy about suing Brandi after what has transpired between us all, but understandably they were upset. I could've retaliated myself and screamed lawsuit on a couple of occasions, but I don't believe there are ever any winners in that situation.
So the journey continues. You were warned it is a challenging path!
So I sign off now, thank you for your comments and we will resume next week.