Watch Brooks Ayers Tackle His Cancer Critics, Vicki Gunvalson Controversy and Abuse Claims

Catch our entire exclusive sit-down interview with The Real Housewives of Orange County star

By Bruna Nessif, Melanie Bromley Nov 04, 2015 1:08 PMTags

Brooks Ayers was in the hot seat yet again.

The Real Housewives of Orange County star is no stranger to controversy, and during another exclusive sit-down with E! News' Melanie Bromley, Brooks came prepared to shut down any naysayers who doubted his cancer diagnosis.

"These are the three bills that reference the days I got my treatment," he told E! News after sharing one chemo treatment that cost $33,000. "I'm not going to say I'm in remission. That's not going to be the case until my numbers have normalized and that's the word that was used to me."

He continued, "I have more tests coming up in two months. I go back every 90 days. I don't get a scan every 90 days but I get blood work done every 90 days."

However, Ayers also tells us that he never told now-ex-girlfriend Vicki Gunvalson, who has gone back and forth on whether or not she believes it herself, that he was dying of cancer.


"I'm not responsible for what Vicki communicates to people," Ayers shared. "Again, I have the e-mails from Vicki clarifying that as well where she says she absolutely misspoke…She sensationalizes things from time to time."

Another example of sensationalizing, according to Brooks? The claims that he's abused Vicki.

"I've never shaken Vicki where her head was going back and forth like that. We were at a party, at a mutual friend's house—none of the castmembers [were there] and years ago," he told us when responding to an allegation made by Gunvalson's daughter Briana Culberson during the reunion.

"Again, I haven't seen Briana in three and a half years so this is years ago. If it was that exaggerated, don't you think she would have used her platform to share that then as well? She doesn't and she did now and it makes me sad. I've never had a domestic abuse accusation or file against me."

He added, "Again, this is over the top sensationalism drama."

But that's all just the tip of the iceberg. Watch the full Brooks Ayers sit-down interview with E! News above.

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