Lisa Vanderpump can't stay silent any longer. The 53-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is speaking out to defend her friend, Mohamid Hadid, against costar Brandi Glanville's recent claims and vulgar remark during a Nov. 11 appearance on Watch What Happens Live. At the launch event for Vanderpump's GenLux Magazine cover at the Beverly Center on Thursday, Nov. 14, Vanderpump exclusively spoke to Us Weekly about why she feels she needs to fight back.
"I have endured so many hits from Brandi Glanville over the last few months," the Bravo star and restaurant owner told Us. "Going on [talk show] Bethenny, her talking to Australian magazines, constant putdowns on Twitter -- I'm crooked, I'm weak, I'm this, I'm a puppeteer, I'm all these things. I've never retaliated because that's not who I am. And if it comes to the point where we're in a bitch fest, then I don't want to be any part of the show. I'm not going to involve myself in a public slanging match. However, when she says something so egregious about my friend Mohamid Hadid -- and it's gone everywhere -- I don't appreciate it at all."
On WWHL Monday night, Glanville, 40, accused Real Housewives of Miami star Joanna Krupa of having an affair with costar Yolanda Foster's ex-husband Mohamed Hadid, which she claimed she learned from Hadid himself. (Hadid and Foster were married from 1994 to 2000, and share kids Gigi, Bella and Anwar.)
Krupa, 34, who wed businessman Romain Zago in June, responded to the accusation on Twitter that same night. "No wonder her husband left her," she tweeted, referencing Glanville's ex-husband Eddie Cibrian's 2009 affair with LeAnn Rimes. Glanville then retaliated on air with a vulgar remark: "Well, Mohamed did tell me that her p--sy smelled. It's true! I'm not lying! And Lisa Vanderpump was there when he said it. Sorry, bitch. I win!"
But Vanderpump told Us that Glanville's claim is a complete lie. (Hadid has also already denied the accusations on Twitter, calling Glanville "scum" and a "foul mouth.")
"Mohamid Hadid is a man of integrity, he's a gentleman. When she opens her mouth, whatever she says, her remarks have repercussions. Actions have consequences," the Vanderpump Rules star said. "And so, she carelessly threw out something so egregious and vulgar and it was upsetting to Joanna Krupa, who I don't know very well at all . . . From what they both told me, she was not culpable in the demise of their marriage or involved in it in any shape or form. But I don't know, I'm not commenting on that. What I am commenting on is that she said my friend would say something so distasteful, so disgusting -- and the consequence is it affects him, his ex wife, and his children. It's embarrassing and that man would never say that. That's why I'm retaliating and hitting back. Not to defend myself, but you talk crap about my friend I'm going to come out all guns blazing."
Last season on RHOBH, Vanderpump and Glanville were close friends, but so far in season four the two seem to have drifted apart. What happened?
"I think we should watch the show because I'm curious to find that out as well! Because I don't know," Vanderpump said. "I almost don't want to know. What she said . . . I tried to make light of it and make a joke of it on Twitter with Joanna because it was so humiliating. Who wants to hear something like that? Sometimes I think she should just put a muzzle on it."