When Randall Emmett first started dating Lala Kent, the couple went to great lengths to keep their relationship under wraps.
Emmett was still married at the time, so it made sense that he was keen to steer clear of Vanderpump Rules cameras.
But according to a new LA Times exposé, Emmett’s infidelity was just one aspect of his life that he worked hard to hide from the public.
The Times piece contains a slew of shocking allegations against Emmett.
The film producer stands accused of spousal abuse, workplace sexual misconduct, even of exploiting Bruce Willis’ recent cognitive impairments for financial gain.
Kent ended her relationship with Emmett back in October of 2021 amid allegations of infidelity.
She spoke to the Times for the piece, revealing that in her final confrontation with her ex, she grabbed his phone seeking evidence that he had been cheating.
At that point, Kent claims, Emmett became violent.
“He ran after me, tackled me and knocked me to the ground,” Kent said.
“I used every ounce of strength to get him off of me as he was trying to pry it from my hands…That was when I knew, for sure, that there was a lot he was hiding.”
The Times also spoke with Emmett and Kent’s nanny, Isabelle Morales, who says that she witnessed the event but does not recall the tacking that Lala describes.
“I witnessed Randall and Lala fighting over his phone,” Morales told the L.A. Times.
“The only physical interaction I saw was Randall taking back his phone from Lala.”
Kent also alleged that at the start of their relationship, Emmett offered her $14,000 in order to keep their relationship a secret.
Lala says the offer was made at a meeting with Emmett’s assistant, at which her mother, Lisa Burningham, was also in attendance.
“I said: ‘We’re done,’” Burningham said, describing how she and Kent stormed out in protest of the offer.
After his divorce from actress Amber Chylders, Emmett agreed to go public with the relationship, and he was a cast member on the ninth season of Vanderpump Rules, which was filmed before his split from Kent.
The Times piece also alleges that Emmett offered roles to young actresses in exchange for sex, and took advantage of Willis’ cognitive decline to get coerce the screen legend into starring in a succession of ultra-low budget films.
Speaking with the Times, Kent recalled a phone conversation in which Emmett confessed his guilt over the Willis situation.
“I can’t do this anymore,” Kent recalled Emmett saying. “It’s just so sad. Bruce can’t remember any of his lines. He doesn’t know where he is.”
Emmett has accused Kent of orchestrating the Times piece, she says she only briefly participated when contacted by a reporter.
We’ll have further updates on this developing story as more information becomes available.