Brandi Glanville lawyer demands execs release ‘harassment’ audio
Attorneys for reality star Brandi Glanville have sent a letter to Warner Bros. demanding that it release audio and video tapes that, they claim, will prove that she didn’t sexually harass a co-star during filming for a show it produces.
Fellow “Real Housewives” veteran Caroline Manzo has claimed that Glanville touched her in the breast and genital area without her consent while they were off-camera on the set of spin-off “Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip” in Morocco in January.
But attorneys for Glanville, 50, say that Shed Media — a Warner-owned production company that makes the show for NBCUniversal streamer Peacock — should have released the audio from the stars’ microphones immediately to show Manzo’s claims were allegedly unwarranted.
“It is absolutely unacceptable that your company would knowingly and willingly allow such a story to take hold in the media, without any regard for the truth or the impact on Ms. Glanville’s reputation,” wrote lawyer Duncan P. Levin, Esq. in a letter addressed to Warner Bros. attorney Demian West, Esq., Warner Bros. investigator Samantha Mirabello and Lisa Shannon, Shed’s SVP of programming and development.
He claimed that the decision not to release the tape while the accusations were being reported in the press was a “cynical ploy for ratings” — the idea presumably being that potential viewers’ interest would be piqued by press reports about Glanville’s alleged behavior.
Supporters of Manzo, 61, and former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” Glanville have both claimed for weeks the audio would confirm their version of events.
Levin demanded in the letter that Warner release them now.
Manzo made her claims the morning after the alleged incident, which is said to have happened on the evening of January 25, sparking a Shed Media investigation into the matter. She claimed that Glanville had given her unwanted kisses during a party, but when they went into a bathroom with two cast mates, Glanville “pinned her against the wall” and touched her in the intimate areas over her clothing.
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