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Kyle Richards: Lisa Rinna Needs to Own What She Said
Kyle Richards wants to clear up a few things that Lisa Rinna has said.
We start out this episode with Lisa and I going to swim with the sea lions and the other ladies going to the spa and the aquarium.
Lisa and I both were so excited to swim with these beautiful creatures. While I do not support animals in captivity, I could not resist the opportunity to spend the day with this little guy. Lisa and I spent the entire time laughing.
Meanwhile, unbeknownst to me, the other ladies were discussing how Erika was confused by how "enraged" Lisa Rinna was re: Yolanda having lunch with Kim and Brandi. Then Eileen talks to Rinna about that and discusses once again the conversation they had on the beach in Malibu a few weeks prior.
We flashback to the scene on the beach with Lisa Rinna and Eileen. I want to address that since I have yet to. I was totally taken aback by that conversation. It was obvious that Lisa Rinna was trying to pass the blame on Lisa Vanderpump and me for the Munchausen conversation. First of all, I didn't know what Munchausen's was until Lisa Rinna said that word to me. I thought it was something that had to do with children. She explained what it was, and I was surprised she said that and put it out there for everyone to hear. I have been forthcoming about the fact that I did, indeed, comment on Yolanda's excessive and dramatic Instagram posts. However, I did NOT start NOR encourage Rinna to discuss Munchausen's and have zero knowledge about a conversation between Rinna and LVP discussing bringing up the Munchausen topic prior to that day at LVP's house. So WHY was my name brought up that day on the beach? Because I had made comments about the Instagram posts? Why wouldn't Rinna take responsibility for the words that came out of HER mouth? If we are going to discuss things that were actually discussed in private (i.e. the Instagram posts) then I will tell you that I ran into Lisa Rinna the day after that aired, and she apologized to me for saying that and said she explained in her blog. It will also be addressed at the reunion.
We head out for our Arabian Nights dinner. I had been waiting for this moment since the beginning of planning this trip.
All of us in our caftans, riding through the desert in that Jeep was so fun! I was loving every minute of it. Then we went on to dinner in the desert. Very interesting to have a peek into their culture. The henna tattoos, the dancer, the hookah, the food... OK, well NOT the camel. I didn't want to be rude or disrespectful, but there was no way I could get myself to try that.
I was clueless as to what Rinna and Vanderpump were talking about while we were all trying the hookah. Probably best. I was having fun with Eileen, Erika and Kathryn and am glad I wasn't a part of that.
I am thoroughly confused by Rinna's comments. In her interviews she says that LVP and I had been talking about Yolanda's illness (everyone was) and that when SHE brought up Munchausen we were happy that she did because we didn't want to "get dirty" and wanted her to take the fall. SHE brought up Munchausen, not US. And while we had discussed what else could be contributing to her Lyme disease and commented on her selfies, we had never used or heard anyone else use the word Munchausen until Lisa Rinna brought it up. She admits herself that came from her hairdresser. So why is she saying that we didn't want to get dirty? Why can't she just own that she said that? It seems she wanted to put that out there and then when she got heat for it decided she would drag us into it as well. I even tried to defend her with Yolanda saying Rinna said she had participated in a conversation and felt bad about it.
The next day after we went shopping (which was an experience in itself) Rinna, Kathryn and I had lunch. Rinna went on to tell me about her conversation with LVP at the Arabian Nights dinner. I'm sure this may be confusing to some and others may totally get it. But that day when this conversation took place, I dealt with it then and moved on. LVP and I have come too far to go backwards over something I found not to be that big of a deal. It was also four months ago. I just don't know why Lisa Rinna waited all this time to bring it up and why she wanted me to be upset along with her. I don't feel the need to explain myself or my friendship with LVP. Things aren't always perfect but we care about each other and have more fun together than anyone else. She's important to me and this issue just wasn't. I am not up LVP's ass like Rinna said. Why would I be? She doesn't pay my bills. I don't like to have problems with ANY friend I care about. That's not kissing ass. Maybe that's how Rinna operates. I don't.
Rinna said in her interview that I let her "take the fall" and that is not a good friend. SHE is the one that partook in the Munchausen conversation with her hairdresser, and SHE chose to bring it up. What did she want me to do? I defended her with Yolanda as best I could, even though I didn't agree with her choice to bring that up. And why does she say in her interviews that LVP and I were happy that she brought up Yolanda and backed off as soon as she brought it up? It is one thing to discuss something amongst friends privately and a completely different thing to bring it up in this forum where we know it will become a very big issue and damaging to Yolanda.
Lisa Rinna needs to own what SHE said and put out there, not point fingers hoping to diffuse what SHE did.
Next week it continues ...
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