The ongoing and vicious feud between Vicki Gunvalson and Kelly Dodd reached a new, bitter milestone this month.
Vicki was fully prepared to drag Kelly to court over statements that she made.
The OG of the OC accused Kelly of defaming her and her business.
Now, only days after filing, Vicki has withdrawn her lawsuit.
They haven't made up, but she had a very good reason for dropping suit.
Rest assured that we haven't heard the last of this latest bone of contention between the two fierce enemies.
The ladies are fighting ... again ...
Vicki and Kelly are once again at each other's throats, and this time it's so bad that they were fully prepared to go to court over it.
It all started on Friday, November 1
While most people were nursing hangovers or chowing down on candy or simply going back to work, Vicki filed a lawsuit against Kelly Dodd, Bravo, and NBCUniversal.
Why bite the hand that feeds her?
See, Kelly had made some statements during the filming of the show that Vicki demanded be edited out as they would, according to her, defame her and her business.
Here's what Kelly said
"You prey on older people,” Kelly reportedly accused Vicki. “You are a con woman." She accused her of engaging in "fraud."
Vicki didn't love that
Part of the appeal of being a Real Housewife is that, in addition to the paychecks and the endorsement opportunities, you get a bonus in visibility to your business, be it a restaurant or, in Vicki's case, an insurance and special services business that specializes in retirement. But if her business gets defamed on the show, that could massively backfire.
Why sue Bravo and NBC?
Vicki emailed them back in the first week of October explaining how allowing that footage to air would hurt her business. Remember, Real Housewives isn't Keeping Up With The Kardashians -- the stars don't have veto power over what airs.