The controversy surrounding Brooks Ayers and his cancer story line during Season 10 of The Real Housewives of Orange County is still going strong. On Wednesday, Vicki Gunvalson spoke out about Ayers and his cancer claims, which some people (like the entire RHOC cast) aren't falling for. After being asked on Twitter why she continues to speak to her ex-boyfriend, she responded: "I don't talk to him nor will I ever speak to him again. This man is sick."
Gunvalson definitely isn't mincing words, and her tweet comes at an interesting time. On Tuesday, E! News reported that a rep for City of Hope, a medical center where Ayers claimed to be treated, said that the center never treated him or "anyone by the name of 'David Brooks Ayers.'" On Wednesday, Ayers admitted in a statement to E! News that he did indeed fabricate medical documents as a way to prove his illness; although he didn't specify whether he meant only the medical documents that he showed Tamra Judge on RHOC or the documents that he presented during a recent E! News interview. Gunvalson's tweet about Ayers being "sick" occurred between the two events.
Bustle reached out to Ayers' rep, Monica Barkett, for clarification on what documents Ayers fabricated. She says she is no longer working with the RHOC star and explains,
He made the statement to E! against my recommendation, so I am no longer working with him. But to clarify, he’s never showed [sic] any real documents...
Bustle has reached out to Ayers in regards to Barkett's claims, but has not yet heard back.
Ayers' statement to E! reads in part,
Words cannot express the deep regret that I have in fabricating documents to "prove" to the world that I, in fact, have cancer. What I did was wrong and inexcusable. I acted alone, without Vicki's knowledge, to produce documents for a reality TV show in hopes of putting doubts about my cancer to rest," Ayers told E! News in an exclusive statement Wednesday. "I never intended to disclose my actual medical records or details about my private and personal medical history, thus the rationalization of presenting documents that weren't true simply for a "storyline" for the show.
Ayers also told E! News that from here on out his cancer journey will remain private. However, he will be opening up in a previously taped interview with Andy Cohen, which will air Thursday, Nov. 12 at 9 p.m. on Bravo