RHOC's Shannon Beador, Meghan King Edmonds & Tamra Judge React to Brooks Ayers' Cancer Treatment Bombshell

Stars of the reality show release statements following this morning's news

By Melanie Bromley, Lily Harrison Nov 10, 2015 9:50 PMTags
Shannon Beador, Brooks Ayers, Tamra JudgeBrian To/FilmMagic, Charles Sykes/Bravo

UPDATE: Meghan King Edmonds has released the following statement to E! News about the latest uncovered drama surrounding Brooks Ayers:

"I pray for him. I would want to tell him that I hope he finds the truth somewhere in his life. The truth will set you free."

She adds, "It's a very sad and disgusting situation. I never believed I would be surrounded by such lies but hopefully now we can focus on the truth."


Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge are speaking out regarding E! News' exclusive which proved that Brooks was never treated for cancer at City of Hope medical center.

The Real Housewives of Orange County stars released statements sharing their thoughts on the bombshell revelation, and it's safe that to say that the Bravo ladies are still trying to wrap their heads around the whole ordeal.

"I can't say I am shocked," Tamra tells us exclusively. "I've always said, 'If he has cancer I hope he gets better and if he doesn't…I still hope he gets better.'"

She continues, "From day one I called him out. I felt he was a con man. I could see it in his eyes and nothing he said was making sense. He's a charmer, but then you get to know him and after a while his stories don't add up. In the end, I stopped questioning him as much, started accepting him for Vicki [Gunvalson]. I knew that if I let go, he would do it to himself."

Tamra adds that "it's very hard to tell exactly what Vicki did or didn't know."

"My original thought was that he told her he had cancer so that she would stay with him, and at some point she figured out it wasn't true. But then she made the decision to keep the lie going. That's the part I don't understand…why would someone do that?"

Beador echoes her co-star's sentiments by telling E! News: "I am still trying to connect the dots. It doesn't make sense that Vicki would say she spent four hours with Brooks for chemo at the City of Hope when he was never treated there. The truth always comes out."

Tamra also notes that Brooks' alternative treatment—the juicing regimen that's referenced several times throughout the season—could prove to be dangerous if those with cancer opt to try the program out for themselves.

"If someone in the public followed his treatment and his cancer was faked, and that person died, then that would be heartbreaking and tragic."

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For more on our investigation into Brooks Ayers' cancer scandal, make sure to tune into E! News tonight at 7 and 11 p.m.