Kathy Hilton isn’t happy with the events of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 12, and she’s threatening to leave the show if changes aren’t made to the cast, specifically in terms of the roles of the resident “bullies,” Lisa Rinna and Erika Jayne.
While out at La Scala in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, Kathy was asked for an update on her relationship with sister Kyle Richards. And in response, she shaded Lisa and Erika’s “setup,” accused them of being “desperate for a storyline,” and said she will “absolutely not” be back for season 13 if they’re part of the cast.
“We will see… I would’ve liked some support since — a little more support earlier because everybody knows that this was, I mean, I know and I had people from the show telling me that this was a setup the whole time by these two girls,” Kathy told TMZ of her current status with Kyle, noting that she “said, ‘Hello,’ [to Kyle] at the BravoCon.”
The main point of contention between Kathy and Lisa is the claims Lisa made about her meltdown in Aspen. As RHOBH fans will recall, Lisa accused Kathy of saying horrible things about Kyle, and even threatening to “destroy” her family, amid what she described as a “psychiatric break.” However, while Lisa also claimed she locked herself in her room amid the drama, Kathy believes she should’ve called for help if she was so terrified.
“If people are really worried about me, why wouldn’t they call Kyle, my husband, production, when Lisa said that I had a ‘break.’ But she decides to call the media, the press, her little go-to people, and Erika. Erika. Why is she calling Erika in the middle of me scaring her so much?” Kathy wondered, proceeding to answer her own question. “Those two are desperate for a storyline and they wanna just, they’ll throw anybody under the bus.”
According to Kathy, she said weeks ago that her RHOBH co-stars would “start turning on each other,” and she believes they now have (Erika is currently in the midst of a feud with Dorit Kemsley after suggesting she and husband Paul “PK” Kemsley would be next to split).
Then, after confirming she and Lisa said, “Hello,” to one another at BravoCon, Kathy addressed her future with Bravo.
“I had said that I would only be willing to come back if the cast, if it was completely the same, absolutely not, because I feel there are two bullies that intimidate a lot of the other girls,” she said, confirming she was referring to Lisa and Erika. “A couple speak up, but most of them, they’re not being their authentic self when they’re pushed up to the wall, and they’re afraid of what those two bullies… because they’re capable of anything.”
Also during the interview, Faye Resnick, a longtime friend of both Kathy and Kyle who has been seen in cameo roles over the years, admitted that watching RHOBH season 12 play out “really broke [her] heart.”
“I’ve watched [Kathy] go through all of this pain and when it first started happening, I was shocked,” Faye revealed. “And I was like, ‘Why do you go so low? It’s a show. You don’t have to be like this.’”
“It really hurt my feelings,” she added.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 12 reunion continues with part three next Wednesday, October 26, at 8/7c on Bravo.