Lisa Vanderpump is currently in the midst of production on the upcoming eighth season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but off-screen, she was recently faced with some harsh comments from a former co-star.
While appearing as a guest co-host on The Tomorrow Show, Eden Sassoon defended herself of allegations of trash talking during Season 7 of the Bravo reality series by claiming the press manipulated her comments to make it seem that she was taking aim at the successful restauranteur and longtime cast member.
“It was a really simple conversation and it was something I was saying in truth and obviously someone picked it up and ran wild with it,” Sassoon alleged, according to a report by Reality Tea on May 18. “If you go back and you really look, which obviously press doesn’t do, I have never once said anything about Lisa Vanderpump but kind, nice, endearing, she’s this, she supports, I love, I support her, everything.”
Sassoon was speaking in reference to a comment she made on the show about Vanderpump’s alleged refusal to participate in an event she was hosting at her salon. As fans likely know, Sassoon is the daughter of hair icon Vidal Sassoon.
“All I said was that she didn’t want to be a part of this organization that I was hosting at my salon. And they took it, and she took it, and she ran with it, and she was coming at me telling me like, ‘Oh that’s one thing you can’t say is that I’m not a philanthropist,’ and she was tweeting at me and then in one of her tweets she said, ‘Pick up the damn phone and call me,'” Sassoon claimed.
According to Sassoon, Lisa Vanderpump had her phone number and should have called her since she was the one who started their alleged feud.
Sassoon went on to insist that she did not say anything bad about Lisa Vanderpump, nor would she ever say anything about the reality star, aside from a recent diss online which reminded Vanderpump that she was no queen.
“I would never say anything bad about her, and I never ever ever did once from up until this happened last week where she threw a bunch of stuff at me,” she explained.
As for her social media diss, Sassoon said, “I sort of just posted a picture of my father and the queen and I said, ‘I’m pretty sure this is the real queen,’ just to sort of you know undermine the whole…like you’re not the queen we’re human. You are an incredible woman, and you give a lot, and I never said anything bad about you Lisa Vanderpump.”
While Lisa Vanderpump is returning to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for Season 8, Eden Sassoon confirmed that she will not be featured in any further episodes of the series several weeks ago.
“In receiving this news I feel free and alive to be the real me that was not shown to the Bravo world of viewers. I truly am grateful for the experience and huge life lessons I was up against,” Sassoon explained in a statement to fans on Facebook, via Us Weekly.
Lisa Vanderpump has been with the Bravo series since it began in 2010 and also stars in her own spinoff, Vanderpump Rules, which began airing in January of 2013.
Lisa Vanderpump and her co-stars will return to Bravo later this year for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8. A premiere date has not yet been announced.
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