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.
“I 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,” Brooks said. “I was exposed at an early 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.”
“No 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,” Brooks pleaded. “The 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.”
“As a man, father, businessman, and human being I would never condone, nor take lightly, drinking too much or encouraging/making comments about ‘beating’ a woman. For over a year, I have personally taken steps to alleviate making these mistakes ever again while understanding the brevity of my actions as well,” he continues. “I have attended conferences where people are given the forum to share their personal struggles about being abused, both alcohol and physical. I have met with counselors who have inspired me to uplift individuals who have been living this nightmare.”
“I am keenly aware that my actions were and are unacceptable and should never be tolerated by society,” he concluded.
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