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The Reason Vicki Gunvalson Dropped Her Defamation Lawsuit Against Kelly Dodd!

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Vicki Gunvalson

Vicki Gunvalson has withdrawn her defamation lawsuit against Real Housewives of Orange County costar Kelly Dodd, and Bravo.

According to a source close to Vicki Gunvalson, 57, “She has spoken to the producers and has resolved the issues amicably,” reports People.

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On November 1, Vicki filed a lawsuit under the pseudonym “Jane Roe,” against Kelly Dodd and Real Housewives of Orange County producers at Bravo and NBCUniversal regarding the following defamatory statements made on air by Kelly Dodd about Vicki.

    • “You prey on older people.”
    • “You are a con woman.”
    • “You engaged in ‘fraud.'”

Vicki Gunvalson believed that the comments Kelly allegedly could negatively impact her business reputation . The mother of two is the founder of Coto Insurance & Financial Services, Inc.

Vicki Gunvalson was rightfully infuriated after viewing footage of Kelly Dodd making the libelous comments and reached out to producers to explain the claims were false and damaging to her livelihood, if aired.

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In the suit, Vicki Gunvalson points out she’s never been sued over the last 31 years of her profession and has an A-Plus rating with the Better Business Bureau.

It’s unclear from the docs if Kelly Dodd remarks are actually going to air on the current season of ‘RHOC,’ but Vicki’s going on the offensive because she believes the producers are going to leave it in the episode. She has reason to be worried … in the trailer for season 14, Kelly drops the “con woman” line.

The insurance mogul is simply requesting the three sentences made by Kelly Dodd above be edited out of the episode, court docs state NBCU “will suffer no harm to their popular TV program by removing a fraction of an overall episode.”

Vicki Gunvalson opened up about their feud to the Daily Dish podcast. “I have no desire to be around people that want to hurt me. Zero. If she [Kelly] wants to hurt me and call me names, call me a pig and all these terrible things — I’ve never called her names. I’ve never said she looks like x, y, z. I don’t do that. And I don’t deserve it. I’m not going to tolerate it. So while she’s on the show, we have to all hang out together, but she’s not somebody I’m going to seek out in my life at this time in my life,” she said.

The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET, on Bravo.


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