Vicki Gunvalson’s on-again off-again boyfriend, Brooks Ayers, was exposed in an audio recording where he called the Real Housewives of Orange County star a “f*&king bitch and whore” and threatened to “beat her ass.” But now Brooks is apologizing for what he said in a statement via RadarOnline.
â€œI want to sincerely apologize to everyone for my actions that have recently been made public. For those who have been a victim of domestic abuse and/or been with someone who, at times, drinks too much, I know that the memories of those times are horrific,â€ Brooks said.Â â€œI was exposed at an earlyÂ age to abuse and I can assure everyone that I do not, in any way and/or under any circumstance deem it okay to abuse anyone. For the record, I have never abused anyone or had a domestic abuse issue.â€
â€œNo excuses, I am taking ownership of my poor decision making, actions, and unkind words said about those that I care deeply about. Please accept my apology,â€ Brooks pleaded.Â â€œThe audio in question was recorded, without my knowledge, by Ryan Culberson after we had been out drinking in LA in February 2012, not earlier this year as previously stated. I made several very poor choices that night.â€
â€œAs a man, father, businessman, and human being I would never condone, nor take lightly, drinking too much or encouraging/making comments about â€˜beatingâ€™ a woman. For over a year, I have personally taken steps toÂ alleviate making these mistakes ever againÂ while understanding the brevity of my actions as well,â€ he continues.Â â€œI have attended conferencesÂ where people are given the forum to share their personal struggles aboutÂ beingÂ abused, both alcohol and physical. I have met with counselors who have inspired me to upliftÂ individuals who have been living this nightmare.â€
â€œI am keenly aware that my actions were and are unacceptable and should never be tolerated by society,â€ he concluded.
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