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Brandi Glanville Didn’t ‘Sexually Violate’ Caroline Manzo, Says RHUGT Executive Producer

Things are beginning to look up for Brandi Glanville amid her Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip controversy. 

The reality star has been through quite the journey since filming the series in January 2023. After reports surfaced that Brandi allegedly sexually assaulted Caroline Manzo from Real Housewives of New Jersey, the Bravo veteran was essentially paused by the network while they investigated the situation. A year later, Caroline filed a lawsuit against her employer over allegations of sexual harassment. 

Brandi has maintained her innocence since the initial reports surfaced. And in new legal documents obtained by Page Six, a network executive seemingly confirmed her version of events. 

New documents state Caroline said she was comfortable filming after alleged misconduct with Brandi 

According to Lisa Shannon, Caroline told RHUGT production members that Brandi’s “actions that evening had “triggered memories” of her past “childhood trauma.” However, she noted that she wasn’t “sexually violated” by her. 

The documents continued, reading, “Our primary concern at that point was making sure that Manzo felt safe. She told us that she felt safe, that she wanted to continue to film, and that she did not want Glanville to be sent home.”

Later, Lisa noted that Caroline was “not left alone” with Brandi that evening, and the following morning, she said she still “felt safe.” 

They had another conversation in which Caroline reportedly said, “‘Listen, I feel safe, okay, I feel your support. This is for me… I’m dealing with something that has been buried deep in my soul for 50 years.’”

Brandi has been open about her frustration with this situation in the past. In a new post to X, formerly Twitter, Brandi wrote that she was glad the people were revealing the truth. 

“It only took 15 months, a lawsuit, and me going through hell for the truth to start coming out!” 

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