Diana Jenkins and Lisa Rinna Fire Back at Garcelle Beauvais Over Accusations of Orchestrating Her Son’s Racist BOT Attack
Garcelle Beauvais raised eyebrows during a recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live, after further addressing the bot attack on her teenage son that unfolded in real time as Season 13 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills played out.
Host, Andy Cohen, asked the actress to update viewers on whether she had been in communication with former co-star, Diana Jenkins, who filed a lawsuit to get to the bottom of who was responsible for the online attack. Garcelle responded “no,” adding that in her “heart of hearts” she knew “who’s behind it.”
Garcelle Beauvais said that she would “never say publicly,” who she believes was behind the cyberbullying incident. Garcelle added that she thought that “it was multiple people,” when asked if she believed that Diana was the individual behind the attack.
The RHOBH star went on to say that she had actually accused Diana (and other RHOBH costars) while filming the reunion series but that the footage was cut from the episode.
In August of last year, Diana was accused of launching a vicious online bot attack on Garcelle’s son, Jax Nilon, who was 14 at the time. The teen was hammered relentlessly with racist messages, which prompted both Garcelle and her co-stars, Lisa Rinna and Erika Jayne, to release statements denouncing the brutal cyberbullying.
Diana and ex RHOBH cast member, Lisa Rinna, responded after Garcelle dished her update while appearing on the Bravo chat show.
Diana took to Instagram to post an entire letter sent from the office of her lawyer.
The letter read in part — “I write concerning the hateful and malicious social media bot attack that was directed against Ms. Beauvais’ son, Jax, last August. We cannot even begin to imagine the hurt, stress and harm it caused Ms. Beauvais’s son, Ms. Beauvais, and the rest of their family. We know Ms. Beauvais and Ms. Jenkins have had their differences, but Ms. Jenkins had absolutely nothing to do with that deplorable conduct.”
The letter noted that Diana had dropped “tens of thousands of dollars” to uncover the culprit and while there had been some progress, the outcome would look brighter if Garcelle joined the lawsuit. The attorney added that Diana had offered to “cover all expenses” if Garcelle agreed to join the effort.
The letter concluded — “Alternatively, if Ms. Beauvais did not wish to join Ms. Jenkins’ lawsuit, Ms. Jenkins is willing to share her investigation findings thus far. We understand from the reunion show and media coverage that Ms. Beauvais is conducting her own investigation. We believe that Ms. Jenkins would find Ms. Jenkins’ investigative findings thus far of assistance. Please let us know if either option is of interest to Ms. Beauvais. We are also happy to further discuss these two options or alternative options that will lead to identifying who directed the hateful attack against Ms. Beauvais’ son.”
Lisa Rinna sounded off in the comment section of Diana’s post, writing — “Now seems like it’s a good time to release the name of the person who did it. I think it’s time.”
Lots of RHOBH fans also chimed in, with many supporting Diana’s efforts.
Bravo cut ties with both Diana and Rinna at the conclusion of Season 13.
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