BEVERLY HILLS (LALATE) – The Lisa Vanderpump Taylor Armstrong feud erupts tonight in advance of Russell Armstrong’s death. Lisa Vanderpump says that she is accurately depicted by Bravo producers. In a new statement released to fans and news on BravoTV.com today, the popular housewife says allegations about her by Taylor were false and hurtful.
The feud between Taylor and Lisa is deeply bothersome to watch. Lisa on her blog pours details out her alleged offers to help Taylor before Russell’s death. “I knew she had difficulties in her marriage. That is why I always maintained, as I lived in a secure environment, that if she ever needed me, day or night, my home was open.”
But at the same time, Russell clearly disliked Lisa and apparently tried to convince Taylor of the same. Previously Russell met with Kyle and Mauricio and said “Right. I donâ€™t mean to falsely accuse anybody but a certain person we all know told me that Lisa is very good friends with the editor of U.S. Magazine. Have you heard this, is this true?â€ť Kyle responds â€śShe has been friends of her for years.â€ť To which Russell remarks â€śOh she h-a-a-as.â€ś Taylor is equally bothered by Kyleâ€™s revelation.
Lisa is deeply hurt by the allegations. “Why would I give my friend, who is the west coast editor of US Weekly a story that we all knew to be a lie? The magazine, my friend, and I would have all looked stupid.” Lisa says the comments were hideously false. “I hate the fact that I have to defend myself against some vindictive accusation. … I just resent the fact that people can invent something and suddenly the integrity that you have worked so hard for is in question. It’s one of the challenges of being on a reality show.”
Has the Taylor situation impacted Lisa’s relationship with Kyle? “I have seen just in the last few weeks how Kyle and Taylor had gotten together, and I had been the topic of a negative conversation. Hurtful, yes, but I didn’t know it at the time. I have always defended Kyle, sometimes to my detriment.”
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