Following the recent developments in the Brooks Ayers cancer saga, several Real Housewives of Orange County stars have commented on how Ayers fabricated medical documents to make it look like he was treated for cancer. In fact, Tamra Judge recently shared her thoughts on the matter and put into question Vicki Gunvalson’s involvement in the scandal.
“I can’t say I am shocked,” Judge told E! Online. “I’ve always said, ‘If he has cancer I hope he gets better and if he doesn’t… I still hope he gets better.’”
The recent reports follow an in-depth interview Ayers did with E! in which the reality star provided the outlet with a few medical documents from the City of Hope hospital. According to Ayers, he took these documents from his own medical records at the facility, and they confirm that he was treated for cancer at that specific facility.
However, the medical documents provided by Ayers were quickly brought under question after doubts of their authenticity arose. In fact, a few experts examined the documents, and one determined that the list of medications was “probably manufactured.”
From here, the list of inconsistencies only grew larger. This includes differences in trademarks, addresses, punctuation, details, and naming formats that conflict with known examples from other City of Hope patients. When all of these inconsistencies are added together, it would appear as though Ayers may have indeed fabricated the documents in order for it to look as though he was legitimately treated at the medical facility.
In light of these developments, several cast members of RHOC, some of whom have been battling with Ayers throughout the better part of last season, have reached out to comment on the matter. This includes Judge, who admitted that she has long held suspicions about Ayers and his lies about cancer.
“From day one I called him out. I felt he was a con man. I could see it in his eyes and nothing he said was making sense,” Judge stated in the interview. “He’s a charmer, but then you get to know him and after a while his stories don’t add up. In the end, I stopped questioning him as much, started accepting him for Vicki [Gunvalson]. I knew that if I let go, he would do it to himself.”
According to Ok Magazine, Judge also questioned whether or not Gunvalson knew that Ayers was lying about having cancer the whole time. Although she is unsure when Gunvalson found out about the lies, Judge does believe that her co-star knew that Ayers did not have cancer.
“It’s very hard to tell exactly what Vicki did or didn’t know,” she shared. “My original thought was that he told her he had cancer so that she would stay with him, and at some point she figured out it wasn’t true. But then she made the decision to keep the lie going. That’s the part I don’t understand… why would someone do that?”
At the same time, the idea that Gunvalson may have played a part in Ayers’ lies has led to a few of the cast members wanting Gunvalson kicked off the show. However, as filming for the next season is set to begin in the coming months, it does not appear as though producers will be firing Gunvalson anytime soon.
Whatever ends up happening, Gunvalson will definitely have a lot to talk about with her co-stars when production for Season 11 begins. Just how she plans on mending those relationships is yet to be seen, especially with Judge, who clearly thinks she should’ve come clean about Ayers a long time ago.
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