Weeks after speaking out about the racist cyberbullying attacks on co-star Garcelle Beauvais’ teenage son Jax, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Rinna says she’s being targeted by haters.
“I have been threatened for the last 4 months by ‘people’ basically trying to scare me, trying to ruin my credibility, trying to call me a liar, creating things that are not true and don’t exist, but guess what? We’re going to sit down today and talk about everything,” she captioned a selfie posted on it. Instagram stories on friday. “I will tell my truth. And yes, you better believe I’m going to talk about everything.”
While Rinna didn’t explicitly explain what prompted her dramatic post, the “Days of Our Lives” actress did share her message hours before meeting with her fellow housewives to film the “RHOBH” reunion on Friday.
Just before that Instagram story, Rinna shared what appeared to be a screenshot of co-star Kathy Hilton’s text messages. Users zooming in on the screenshot can see that Hilton’s text messages were sent in January, around the same time the cast of the reality series Bravo embarked on a trip to Aspen. As usual, some drama developed on that trip, which was deepened on Wednesday’s episode of “Real Housewives.”
“Please don’t say anything about what we discussed. Otherwise, it will make a big scene that everyone will be drawn into. Not good,” Hilton’s first text message read.
“Please, it goes beyond what you would want to know. Silence is gold. I am silent,” Hilton’s second text read.
Rinna’s Instagram Story also featured a response from a follower who said, “Oop, in Italy we have a word for this which is Omertà and it’s basically a mob thing,” followed by a shrug emoji.
“He’s a threat for sure!” Rinna captioned the story, along with a sticker of an emoji holding an Italian flag.
Rinna’s latest tension with Hilton has yet to be revealed in the upcoming episodes, but on Instagram, Andy Cohen teased the upcoming meeting.
“We already have a bomb, I have to say it,” the Bravo personality said on her Instagram story. “A mystery I didn’t even know existed has been solved.”
While fans are eager to find out what drama is brewing for housewives, Cohen said on Instagram, “This is going to be good.”
In August, Rinna was among the stars of “RHOBH” to express her support for Beauvais and her son, who said in a statement that “middle-aged women [spammed] with racist and rude comments about my family.” Hilton, Crystal Kung Minkoff, Sutton Stracke and Dorit Kemsley also rallied on social media.
Her co-star Diana Jenkins was blamed for the messages, but on Thursday Jenkins filed a lawsuit against anonymous “bots” she says were behind the inappropriate comments.
“Anyone who posts racist and threatening messages to a fourteen-year-old boy is morally bankrupt,” the suit says. “But, the defendant was not content with attacking an innocent child. The defendant claimed that the profile and content of the posts would lead people to conclude that Ms. Jenkins was the one who purchased the bots used in the attack. That behavior is also in the realm of the morally bankrupt.”
The messages repeatedly demanded that Beauvais “leave Diana alone.”