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Heather Dubrow Explains Why She Saw Nicole James As The Victim Of The Sushi Party Drama

Heather Dubrow has only been back on Real Housewives of Orange County for a few episodes but that hasn’t stopped her from being the main character. Again. So who do we have to thank for that? Shannon Beador, of course! Heather tried her best to “make it nice” and throw the cast (and some thirsty friends) a sushi party and her giant mansion. Which she was all too happy to show off. Either way, the partying mood didn’t last very long when Gina Kirschenheiter boldy told her new friend Heather a secret she had been hiding from her for all of 24 hours. That Shannon told Gina and Emily Simpson that Nicole James, friend of Heather and Terry Dubrow, once sued him for a botched boob job.

Heather promptly got pissed, yelled at Shannon and tried to shut down production. But in the midst of this, Heather ran to get Terry and the two found Nicole crying on a couch. Instead of being upset that their friend of 8+ years never told them that she once sued them, they both comforted her.

Now Heather is spilling her reasoning behind it. She recently spoke with StyleCaster to explain. Heather started, “I’m sitting there like, ‘I’ll be right back.’ I’m weirdly calm at that moment. A million things were going through my mind. Mostly what I thought was I felt so betrayed. I felt betrayed by production. I felt betrayed by Shannon. I felt betrayed by Gina. I was like, ‘Oh my God. Did I really just open my family up to this? This is the first party and it’s in my house. How did this happen?’”

Heather then claims she’s going to quit the show and storms upstairs to find Terry. She recalled,“When I went upstairs, I was like, ‘This is a mistake.’ Terry was like, ‘Great. I agree. We’re done.’ Then I went, ‘Wait a second. Hold on. We’re not thinking through this very clearly.’ First of all, what’s going on here? He goes, ‘Well, where’s Nicole?’ He felt so bad for her that she was probably sitting downstairs by herself feeling ambushed by all these women when really this was something between us. It had nothing to do with them. That was our first thing like, ‘Let’s go find Nicole. Let’s make sure she’s OK. And then we’ll figure it out from there.’”


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But during that time, the RHOC producers set up camp in Heather’s garage. Which didn’t go over well with Heather. She revealed,“I was very upset, saying, ‘I’m leaving! I’m done!’ It was an honest account. We were asked to come back. It was a big conversation in our family. They wanted us to come back, which we appreciated. We felt completely blindsided and betrayed.”

Ultimately, Heather and Terry agreed to stay on the show (duh, didn’t see that coming) and talk to Nicole. The couple said the forgive Nicole for the lawsuit that happened so long ago when Nicole was young and naive. Said Heather, “It was something that happened 20 years ago. Nicole and I became friends eight years ago. It never came up. Personally, I think she either knew and didn’t want to discuss it or maybe she felt uncomfortable bringing it up.

Heather concluded, “At the end of the day, it was something that happened a long time ago. It was dropped. It’s her private medical information. I don’t think it’s fair. She’s a victim in all of this. Everyone is allowed to have a fresh start. She’s a different person.”


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