Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson insists she was only “a spokesperson” for the Kill All Cancer charity organization. Now, the shady cancer website has been shut down, and Gunvalson is downplaying her involvement with the charity.
Radar Online reported last week that Kill All Cancer was shut down after it was confirmed that the charity was not registered with the California Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts.
Vicki Gunvalson told reporters about the website being shut down at Mohegan Sun’s 20th Anniversary after party.
“We just shut the website down. We had some really bad — one bad guy that decided to say it wasn’t a truthful charity which is a lie.
So we voluntarily shut the site down and we’ll bring it back up, but it’s too bad that people don’t see the good that charity was trying to do for cancer survivors.”
The reality star continued to defend her honor as she also mentioned that her brother-in-law is dying from cancer and that she had two friends die from the disease as well.
“My brother-in-law is dying from cancer.
I had two friends die last year. So I’ll do whatever I can to use my platform to help others.”
Gunvalson had been accused of taking money from Kill All Cancer.
“It’s unfortunate that people think I was taking money from them.
No, I was giving my time to it!”
Since the shutdown of Kill All Cancer, the reality star has been insistent that she was just a spokesperson for the charity, nothing more.
“I was a spokesperson for it. It wasn’t my charity.”
The RHOC star filmed a commercial for the Kill All Cancer website, which was shown on an episode of the Bravo TV show.
Her fellow Housewives cast members have not taken the situation lightly, and many have turned on Vicki. Vicki was previously involved in a cancer scandal when her ex-boyfriend, Brooks Ayers, was accused of falsifying his cancer diagnosis.
“I didn’t lie about any cancer scam. That’s just ridiculous!”
Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge slammed her ex-friend Vicki Gunvalson for being involved with the shady cancer charity on her Bravotv.com blog.
“Am I the only one that doesn’t know what to think about Vicki starting an insurance program for cancer patients?”
Tamra even mentioned that Vicki’s son, Michael, had called his mother out on some of the reality star’s lies.
“The way it was explained was more about making money and convincing people she had nothing to do with Brook’s cancer scam.
Michael sure called her out on some of her lies. Yikes.”
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Vicki quickly combatted Tamra’s claim on the charity foundation’s website.
“This is a charity not a business.”
However, the organization was shut down because their 501 C3 has not been processed yet, meaning technically, it is not a charity.
Regardless, Vicki has started selling bracelets and accepting donations on GoFundMe to help the organization get back up and running.
Many have criticized Vicki for getting involved with Kill All Cancer to clear her name from Brook’s cancer scandal and get her name back in the good graces of the public.
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