January 28, 2015
Lisa Rinna On Brandi Glanville, 'She's A Drunk'

Lisa Rinna is pulling no punches when it comes to describing cast mate Brandi Glanville. On Tuesday night's episode, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' star says her costar is a drunk who needs rehab.

The opening of Tuesday night's episode of RHOBH picks back up with the altercation between Kyle Richards and Brandi fighting over Kim, and the fight, once again, turns physical. Richards finally gives up on trying to speak to her sister alone and decides to remove herself from the situation. Lisa, realizing Brandi and Kyle cannot ride home together, decides to go with Richards.

On the way home, Lisa Rinna lets Kyle know exactly what she thinks about the situation.

"There's too much drinking that goes on. There's alcoholism raging like crazy and we're having to deal with it. That would not have happened tonight if people were not drinking or on something. I'm sorry. Women do not behave like that unless they are inebriated or something else is going on. I like Brandi, but she's a drunk. She needs rehab."
After Tuesday night's episode of RHOBH aired, Rinna took to her Bravo blog to explain her position on the drama of the now infamous poker night and to lay the blame squarely on Brandi Glanville and Kim Richards.
"I'd like to note that Kyle wasn't the one to create any of this drama. It was Kim that chose to walk back in the house after Brandi had escorted her outside and told her NOT to go back in. There was a lot of alcohol and God knows what other drugs influencing a lot of the behaviors, so no matter what, the outcome wasn't going to be a good one. While I have compassion and empathy for these women and what I see playing out in front of me, there seems to be a lot of blame that both Kim and Brandi are trying to place on Kyle, and in my opinion they aren't accepting the consequences from their behavior."
The star goes on to question why Kim even came to Davidson's party if she was feeling so ill.
"Why did Kim go to Eileen's poker night if she was sick with pneumonia and bronchitis? I don't doubt that major illnesses like these made her feel terrible. So, then why go in the first place and then exacerbate these illnesses by smoking cigars all evening?"
Lisa Rinna explains she has experience when it comes to alcohol addiction because her husband, Harry Hamlin, lost two brothers within six months of each other due to alcoholism. She feels Brandi Glanville is in a lot of pain and is dealing with it by drinking too much.
"To me, there seems to be a lot of pain being masked by alcohol. Granted, I don't know what goes on in Brandi's life outside of this. I only know what I observe in this environment."
The fallout from Eileen's poker party is not quite over for Glanville and Richards. A preview for next week's episode shows that things go from bad to worse when Brandi shows up uninvited to Kyle's party.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. on Bravo.

[Image courtesy of Michael Larsen/Bravo]