Brandi Glanville’s attorney has claimed she was used and abused by NBC, Bravo, Warner Bros. and Shed Media while accusing the network of “withholding evidence” that would clear her name in an explosive new legal letter threatening a lawsuit.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum, 51, decided to ‘wage a public reputation war’ against the network after she was ‘silenced’ in the wake of sexual assault allegations made against Glanville by her Ultimate Girls co-star.’ Trip, Caroline Manzo.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star, 62, made headlines in 2023 when she alleged that Glanville kissed her without consent and even ‘forced his vagina against her back’ while filming the spin-off show Housewives in Morocco.
Last month, Manzo, 62, officially filed a lawsuit against Bravo over her claim that the production encouraged Glanville to sexually harass her.
Now, in a new legal complaint, Glanville’s lawyers appear to suggest that Manzo is lying, insisting there was no assault, while demanding that the network turn over to them “all existing documents and data” related to the allegations.
‘EM. Glanville and Ms. Manzo engaged in “dirty dancing,” flirting, and playfully touching each other,” the letter reads. ‘Throughout the night, they shared a couple of kisses.
Brandi Glanville’s lawyer claims the TV star has been ‘used and abused by Bravo’ and accuses the network of ‘withholding evidence’ that would clear her name in new legal letter
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Caroline Manzo, 62, is suing Bravo and claims the production encouraged Glanville to sexually harass her during the filming of the Housewives spinoff, Ultimate Girls Trip.
‘We have heard about an alleged “bathroom incident” through press leaks, but Shed Media has repeatedly refused to allow Ms Glanville or her lawyer to view the footage in question; “There is no truth to any accusation of wrongdoing.”
The letter continued: ‘It is evident that some accusation was made; However, neither NBC, Shed Media or Warner Bros. have clarified the nature or source of that accusation.
“We can deduce from the press coverage, littered with malicious and deliberate leaks, that Ms. Manzo formally accused Ms. Glanville of sexual misconduct and that, as a result, Ms. Glanville was sent home.”
They continued: ‘It should be noted that Mrs. Glanville and Mrs. Manzo were never alone together; Everything that happened took place in the presence of the cast and crew. All events were captured on camera or picked up by a microphone.’
Glanville’s legal team maintains her innocence and insists that the TV star was never alone with Manzo, and that her co-star ‘did not manifest a lack of consent at any time.’
Also in the letter, Glanville’s representatives accuse Manzo of “feeding a defamatory narrative” to the media and of being the source behind press leaks about the claims.
The letter reads: ‘We have every reason to believe that Ms. Manzo, with the tacit or express support of Bravo and Shed Media, is the source of the first voluminous press leaks that began immediately after Ms. Glanville’s return to home.
‘However, Mrs Glanville was admonished to remain completely silent and to refrain from defending herself. She was further told that, assuming she complied with that directive, she would have the opportunity to work again for Shed Media/Warner Bros. on the condition that she complete 6 months of outpatient therapy with a Warner Bros.-affiliated therapist. Glanville did so.
“However, it later became clear that this was a false promise intended to ensure Mrs Glanville’s silence.”
Glanville previously revealed that his face was left disfigured due to stress-induced angioedema, a condition that causes swelling under the skin.
The star, pictured left in 2017, has been working with a plastic surgeon to overcome her condition; pictured on the right in 2024.
It continues: “Meanwhile, Ms. Manzo, Bravo and Shed Media fueled a defamatory narrative that destroyed Ms. Glanville’s reputation, employment prospects, mental health and financial stability and caused untold harm to Ms. Glanville and his family.’
In a statement shared with DailyMail.com, attorney Bryan Freedman called on other Bravo and NBC “victims” to reach out to his team and join the “fight” against the network.
He wrote: ‘This is yet another example of the abusive practices of the reality TV industry. Mark Geragos and I have heard from thousands of current and former reality TV cast members about the physical and emotional harm inflicted on them by virtue of their participation. NBC, Bravo, Warner Bros. and Shed Media intentionally obscure their legal rights, bind them to illegal contracts, and knowingly make them suffer in silence.
‘We know that there are untold numbers of innocent victims who have yet to tell their stories or seek legal redress. We encourage you all to get in touch with us and join our growing team as we fight for change in this sordid industry.’
The letter highlighted how Glanville has been plagued by health problems since Manzo’s allegations became public, and said she has been in a “desperate situation” after Bravo attempted to “publicly humiliate and ruin her.”
The reality star has spoken openly about how her face was left disfigured due to stress-induced angioedema, a condition that causes swelling under the skin.
Glanville’s team accuses the network of having a “reckless disregard for the mental and emotional health” of employees, adding that Glanville has been treated as a “sacrificial lamb” and has faced “social and economic death.” “.
They are looking for evidence on servers, storage, personal computers and laptop systems on the network.
The legal letter warns that ‘Mrs. Glanville is in a unique position to reveal more revelations and she is just one of thousands of stars who have come forward against the network in recent years.
In her lawsuit, Manzo alleged that the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum kissed her without consent and even “forced his vagina against her back.”
Glanville insists he is innocent and “vehemently denies any wrongdoing” (pictured in 2009).
TMZ previously reported that Manzo is suing Bravo and claimed that production plied them with alcohol while filming the spinoff in Morocco in January 2023.
According to court documents obtained by Page sixManzo claims that Glanville ‘forced her vagina against his back’ and ‘proceeded to mount Manzo on the couch, pinning Manzo with her body, forcefully squeezing Manzo’s cheeks, and shoving her tongue into Manzo’s mouth, while he fucked her.’ .
The documents state: “Defendants, including Bravo, regularly abuse the Real Housewives cast with alcohol, severely intoxicate them, and then direct, encourage, and/or allow them to sexually harass other cast members because it is good for ratings. “.
‘Caroline Manzo is a victim of these harmful actions,’ he added.
In their full statement responding to the lawsuit at the time, a representative for Glanville told DailyMail.com: ‘Unfortunately, Brandi has had to wake up to another lawsuit that includes false and defamatory allegations about her. During filming, Brandi followed what the producers asked of her and there was no sexual assault.
“She is innocent of these absurd accusations that have weighed on her physical and mental health for far too long without a word of support from Peacock, Shed or Bravo.”
The statement concluded: ‘This painful narrative seems endless and must end. She is looking to move on and move up and get her life back.”
This is not the first lawsuit filed against the network by the Housewives franchise.
Last year, butler Marco Vega, who worked and appeared on the second season of Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip, filed a sexual assault and harassment lawsuit.
In his lawsuit, Vega said he was “sexually harassed and abused” while filming the show at Dorinda Medley’s Blue Stone Manor, alleging that Phaedra Parks slapped him on the buttocks and that he was “forcibly stripped” by Glanville, who ripped off his shirt. .
Leah McSweeney filed a discrimination complaint with Bravo last year, alleging that she was forced to miss her grandmother’s funeral due to filming commitments.
A lawsuit filed by McSweeney is said to be imminent. Page six reported at the time.
In August, an explosive letter revealed that 80 reality stars had banded together to accuse the network of “covering up sexual violence, condoning revenge porn, exploiting minors, and denying mental health treatment.”
Bethenny Frankel was believed to have led the charge, although the former RHONY star has since clarified that she is not one of the people officially taking legal action against Bravo or NBC.
DailyMail.com has contacted representatives for Caroline Manzo for comment.