Bravo star Brooks Ayers has sent a letter of cease and desist to his Real Housewives of Orange County co-star, Meghan King Edmonds. Following a 10th season of the show, which included Edmonds expressing her believe that the Bravo star’s cancer was fake, Ayers took legal action against Edmonds, claiming that if she doesn’t stop slamming him publicly, he will sue.
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According to a Radar Online report on October 7, the Bravo star’s attorney, Sean P. Reis, sent a “strongly worded official letter” to his co-star, Edmonds, on September 29, one day after a new episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County featured Ayers revealing his medical records to Tamra Barney.
Although the Bravo star hoped his doing so would silence his critics, and the speculation regarding his possibly fake diagnosis, it did nothing of the sort. Instead, after Barney claimed to be confused by the documents, Edmonds accused the Bravo star of forging his records. She’s also claimed Ayers’ diagnosis and treatment statements have been “suspicious” throughout Season 10, and said, “I did not believe that Brooks had cancer.”
In the Bravo star’s legal letter to Edmonds, Ayers’ attorney calls Edmonds’ statements “defamatory,” and added that Edmonds’ allegations of Ayers “faking” or lying about his stage 3 Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnosis and records “false and defamatory,” claiming Edmonds’ comments “have caused significant damage to Mr. Ayers’ reputation,” and “extreme emotional distress.”
Continuing in his letter, the Bravo star’s attorney accused Edmonds of acting “with actual malice and intent to harm,” “with reckless disregard for the truth” by publicly speaking ill of Ayers.
In addition to her many claims about the Bravo star on The Real Housewives of Orange County, Edmonds has participated in a number of interviews, proclaiming her doubts in Ayers’ diagnosis. She’s also spoken out frequently on Twitter, and retweeted messages from fans who agree that the Bravo star is faking cancer.
Since receiving the Bravo star’s letter of cease and desist last month, Edmonds has failed to stop her ongoing commentary about his diagnosis, and recently told People Magazine she wasn’t at all worried about Ayers’ legal threats. In fact, Edmonds has no plans to back down, and doesn’t feel Ayers truly has the guts to sue her. She even claimed she was refusing to respond to the Bravo star’s letter, despite being given a deadline to do so last week.
After filming wrapped on The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 10, the Bravo star underwent a couple of major changes. In August of this year, weeks after concluding his work with Bravo, Ayers announced he and his girlfriend of four years, Vicki Gunvalson, had parted ways after attempting to reconcile their relationship with counseling. Gunvalson then revealed that since their split, the Bravo star had relocated from Southern California, where he lived in Gunvalson’s family home, to Florida.
In the coming weeks, the Bravo star will be seen in a sit-down interview with Andy Cohen, which will reportedly air as part of the Season 10 reunion for The Real Housewives of Orange County. During his chat, the Bravo star is expected to discuss the speculation surrounding his cancer diagnosis, as well as his relationship with Gunvalson.
For more of Bravo star Brooks Ayers, and the rest of his reality co-stars, tune into The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 10 on Monday nights at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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