THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS -- Pictured: (l-r) Lisa Vanderpump, Kim Richards -- (Photo by: Nicole Weingart/Bravo)

Lisa Vanderpump: “I Do Believe Lisa Rinna Is A Puppet – Just Not Mine”

Lisa Vanderpump and Kim Richards

Save for sharing that I was torn between that title and “Lisa Vanderpump: “I Bid You Farewell As The Curtain Drops On The Final Act;” Is Lisa Leaving Real Housewives of Beverly Hills?,” I think that Lisa‘s season finale blog speaks for itself and needs no introduction.

“So as the sun sets on the Hills of Beverly, the shade is cast in my direction.”

Lisa admits she feels incredibly hurt and had “no interest” in watching the past few episodes, but adds, “I encourage you to watch closely as some delusional characters play out this exhausting scenario. I have a second-hand account as to what you have seen, but my memories and experience can see me through.”


Ken vociferously defends me and was sickened by the situation as he had been the recipient of tearful phone calls from Dubai. He had no understanding of the depths of aggression and nastiness that had transpired – how relentless they were – but previously he warned me not to engage with Lisa Rinna a few months ago,” reveals Lisa, “in his infinite wisdom.”

Lisa points out that Rinna had several chances to call her out for encouraging her to bring up Munchausen. Instead, she waited months, which does not make sense if she felt as violated and manipulated as she now claims.

ED even brought it to YF’s attention the first time we met EJ saying LR felt bad about it,” adds Lisa. “No mention of Kyle or me, not even a hint until much later as the negativity towards me gathered momentum propelled by ED.”

About Rinna accusing Lisa of “manipulating” her into shopping in Amsterdam, “That was laughable at the time, because that was all she could manifest, then came the idea that she could absolve herself from blame with this notion, that she was innocent regarding her actions towards Yolanda. I do believe she even accused Yolanda of being the biggest manipulator of all – strident accusations proffered from a confused mind.”

I agree – Amsterdam? Really? I picture Yolanda Foster and Eileen Davidson studying Lisa‘s scenes – like a football coach watches videos of plays – to build their “case” against Lisa. They reek of bitter desperation.

Lisa questions, if she had encouraged the topic, why Rinna didn’t flip out when Lisa said “I don’t think we should be talking about this” after Rinna read the definition of Munchausen from her phone, adding, “If you had been pressured, coerced into exposing this, I am sure it would be totally unacceptable for you to eagerly read this from a phone, of your own volition, and Kyle and I NOT to nod in agreement.”

“I realize now that ED arrived later to my house and asked what we were talking about…Mmmmm, I now have a better understanding of the situation and that those two talk all the time,” says Lisa, “and I am sure before it was brought to the forefront, especially if her hairdresser had initiated the discussion, LR must have chewed the fat with ED first. She would not run to my house and expose it if it had not been discussed between them…obviously.”


Lisa continues, “What I don’t understand is if someone is apparently so easily manipulated, inferring you can stick your hand up their arse and wiggle them like a puppet, why wouldn’t Soapy have said to Sudsy maybe the Munchausen theory wasn’t such a good one? Couldn’t she, as her best friend, maybe have manipulated her into zipping her over-inflated lips closed. I do believe Rinna is a puppet – just not mine.”

Lisa goes on to say that she would be embarrassed to admit to being so easily manipulated. She also takes issue with how Lisa Rinna continues to drag Kim Richards. “I also am baffled by the aggressive stance in regard to Kim. Kim has battled her demons and dealt with it the best way she knows how, enduring a long stint in treatment. To speak so unkindly of her all season resonates and speaks volumes.”

About Erika Girardi, Lisa shares, “Erika apparently joins forces with them, which is a shame. I barely knew her, and she was already incredibly negative in her opinion of me. Which was hard to fathom for sure, as I had only been generous in regard to her and Tom. These women joined our group – a group that over the last six years has been fun to watch – and they attack.”

Sadly, in what sounds like her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills swan song, “I bid you farewell as the curtain drops on the final act. Some may take a bow as they have executed their plan and can live with their choices, their choice to attempt to discredit and annihilate a friend, who I am resolute in the fact, has been extraordinarily supportive in some dark times, that we have witnessed…”

“Times when violence has transpired, insidiously aggressive texts have been sent, were all swept aside as the friendship superseded her actions, and I turned a blind eye. Because that is what you do in moments of doubt. You don’t doubt your friend. No longer am I blind, I have seen all I need to. I have complete clarity in regard to their ambitious agenda, their agenda to isolate me from the group, and they have been successful in their endeavor. ED, well I didn’t know her, but LR saddens me. I lament the light-hearted banter we used to enjoy – and I am still mystified how a friendship can be so disposable.”

On a positive note, Lisa has only kind things to say about Kathryn Edwards and Kyle Richards, “The positivity I see is the fact that some friendships have been strengthened. I have enjoyed Kathryn, who has been immensely supportive, Kyle and I remain close, and obviously LR and ED are inseparable and I think perfect for each other.” To the viewers, Lisa says, “I am thankful for your indomitable support. It has seen me through this nightmare.”

Lisa concludes, “I thank you and bid you all a good week. Remember my tag line…I am passionate about dogs…You know the rest. Thank you for watching.”


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