On this week’s episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Lisa Rinna confronted Dorit Kemsley over comments Kemsley made to Erika Girardi, Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump in Punta Mita about her “bag of pills” and the allegation that she had a drug problem.
“I’ve heard some things that maybe you took it as a problem,” Rinna told Kemsley, recalling the pills — which first appeared while the two visited Eden Sassoon‘s home earlier in the season. “I want to make sure you’re very clear that that was a joke.”
Dorit was quick to tell Rinna she was only joking. “I will always be honest, and if you remember, we bonded over that moment and it really stayed with me,” Kemsley said. “And I’m sure I had the conversation and when I did, I would’ve said, ‘It was the funniest moment.’ I never insinuated that you’re a drug addict. I wouldn’t have said there might be a problem. I would have said it was the funniest moment.”
But when Dorit pressed Rinna to tell her who told her the information, Rinna played coy, saying, “Nobody told me — it’s a sense that I’m getting.”
“It’s something that I got an idea of really myself,” Rinna explained. “It’s a sixth sense that I have. I’m the one who brought it up — nobody negated it, let’s put it that way.”
But Rinna admitted to the cameras, “Of course I don’t have a sixth sense — are you kidding? It doesn’t matter how I found out — what’s important here is that Dorit is talking behind my back. And for the record, I don’t have a problem with Xanax.”
And Dorit was mad. “I really do feel like you need to tell me who told you that. I would like, at the very least, to confront the person,” she said. “You don’t say you’ve heard something very specific and then suddenly when asked who said that to you, said it was a sense. That doesn’t make any sense whatsoever.”
However, Rinna remained silent and used her sixth sense tactic later with Eden Sassoon. “I have sixth sense about me,” Rinna told her. “And I tend to spin on them — I think about them, they’re not always right. But there’s something that’s poking at me. So my sixth sense is someone taking what went down at your house and turning it into me being a drug addict or whatever. I have a problem, I have an issue — I know this group well enough.”
“I was asked,” Sassoon admitted. “Dorit came to me and asked if Lisa Rinna had a pill problem, and I said no.” Actually, what Kemsley had said to Sassoon was about Rinna’s behavior, asking, “Do you think that it’s like, induced in some way?” And while that wasn’t outright asking if Rinna had a pill problem, it was enough to imply that she did — something Girardi explained to Kemsley later on in the episode.
“I do remember you saying that … and that maybe perhaps that’s why she reacts the way she does,” Girardi told Kemsley. “It implies that [it’s because she’s doing pills]. You could say something like, ‘Perhaps that’s one of the reasons why that is the way she is.’ I don’t remember you saying that, but you kind of alluded to that.”
But Dorit didn’t agree. “You can’t put words in someone’s mouth,” she told Girardi, who quickly shot back, “I didn’t put words in anybody’s mouth. If you didn’t think that [the pills] were part of the behavior, why bring it up?”
Dorit was never able to fully explain why she had brought up Rinna’s pills in the first place. “I did not say you had a drug problem,” she said. “I don’t remember saying, ‘Do you think Lisa has a problem with Xanax?’ Maybe I said, ‘Why, do you think she has a problem?’ [But] Lisa, for crying out loud, I really don’t think I said that to Eden because I wasn’t really ever thinking in my mind that Lisa Rinna did have a pill problem.”
“I have nothing to hide, to gain — none of those things,” she continued. “I’m being 100 percent forthright. Nothing in Mexico was said that you have a problem. I never thought you did. And it’s just unfair. I just think it’s really unfair.”
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