Attorneys for actuality star Brandi Glanville have despatched a letter to Warner Bros. demanding that it launch audio and video tapes that, they declare, will show that she didn’t sexually harass a co-star throughout filming for a present it produces.
Fellow “Real Housewives” veteran Caroline Manzo has claimed that Glanville touched her within the breast and genital space with out her consent whereas they had been off-camera on the set of spin-off “Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip” in Morocco in January.
But attorneys for Glanville, 50, say that Shed Media — a Warner-owned manufacturing firm that makes the present for NBCUniversal streamer Peacock — ought to have launched the audio from the celebrities’ microphones instantly to point out Manzo’s claims had been allegedly unwarranted.
“It is completely unacceptable that your organization would knowingly and willingly enable such a narrative to take maintain within the media, with none regard for the reality or the influence on Ms. Glanville’s popularity,” wrote lawyer Duncan P. Levin, Esq. in a letter addressed to Warner Bros. lawyer Demian West, Esq., Warner Bros. investigator Samantha Mirabello and Lisa Shannon, Shed’s SVP of programming and growth.
He claimed that the choice to not launch the tape whereas the accusations had been being reported within the press was a “cynical ploy for rankings” — the concept presumably being that potential viewers’ curiosity could be piqued by press reviews about Glanville’s alleged habits.
Supporters of Manzo, 61, and former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” Glanville have each claimed for weeks the audio would affirm their model of occasions.
Levin demanded within the letter that Warner launch them now.
Manzo made her claims the morning after the alleged incident, which is claimed to have occurred on the night of January 25, sparking a Shed Media investigation into the matter. She claimed that Glanville had given her undesirable kisses throughout a celebration, however after they went into a toilet with two forged mates, Glanville “pinned her in opposition to the wall” and touched her within the intimate areas over her clothes.
She and Glanville had been each moved from the home the place their co-stars had been staying to resorts, after which returned to the United States.
“In that loo, because the audio will affirm, nothing inappropriate or unlawful by any means occurred. As you realize each out of your [investigation] and the audio and video that you just possess, the 4 girls washed their fingers earlier than returning to the social gathering the place they loved some meals and chatted,” he wrote, including, “Throughout, Ms. Manzo seemed to be having a good time and didn’t telegraph any indicators by any means that she wished Ms. Glanville to depart her aspect. Overall, all the incident was comprised of some flirtatious conduct and kissing between Ms. Manzo and Ms. Glanville, and all of it was completely mutual and consensual.”
The letter — seen by Page Six — additionally claims that the famed studio is “conscious that three eyewitnesses corroborate her actions; but, Shed Media and Warners Brothers has [sic] chosen to sit down idly by and let this false narrative proceed.”
The letter identifies two of the eyewitnesses as Gretchen Rossi and Alex McCord. It’s unclear who the third eyewitness is.
The letter additionally says that “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Manzo did nothing to discourage Glanville from touching her, was “outspoken about her liberal views on intercourse” and even provided to permit castmates to the touch her breasts to verify they weren’t implants.
“Not solely did the eyewitnesses ask Ms. Manzo if she was OK, to which she responded with a smile and thumbs up, however, after the alleged toilet incident, when the group returned to the dinner desk,” Levin wrote, “Ms. Manzo made a lighthearted remark to the eyewitnesses about having been kissed by a woman earlier than however by no means having ‘kissed again’ till now.”
“The evening in query was one which was egged on by your personal producers, who, earlier in the identical day, inspired Ms. Glanville to carry some ‘pleasure’ to the social gathering,” wrote Levin, including that, “When Ms. Manzo arrived on the principal home, the 2 girls hung out collectively, having fun with some photographs, laughter, and dancing with the opposite girls. It is past competition that you just supplied continuous alcohol and an atmosphere the place the contributors had been ingesting and smoking marijuana all day and evening.” (Bravo insiders have beforehand denied to Page Six that there was marijuana on set).
The letter additionally claims that Shed despatched Glanville house due to the incident, after which — realizing she wasn’t responsible — “is now making an attempt to insinuate that Ms. Glanville engaged in sexual harassment with a wholly completely different particular person, a producer” as a way to justify her ejection from the present.
Page Six has beforehand reported that Glanville is alleged to have addressed a producer by identify and mentioned loudly in entrance of different forged and crew: “I need to f*** you tonight.”
Glanville has denied any wrongdoing by any means.
Levin additionally claims that Shed “instructed Glanville to not search authorized illustration or to try to right the general public report.” He mentioned these directions had been “unacceptable” and “disturbing.” He additionally claimed that it didn’t affirm that Glanville had taken a obligatory sexual harassment coaching program that it requires all forged members full earlier than filming begins.
Reps for Manzo, NBCUniversal, Warner Bros. and Shed Media declined to remark. The folks named within the letter didn’t reply to our requests for remark.
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