Lisa Rinna, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills


If Lisa Rinna's game-changing trip to the beach with Eileen Davidson on last night's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills blew your mind, get ready—because you don't even know the half of it.

In what future historians will come to classify as the inciting incident in The Beverly Hills War of 2016, Rinna made some shocking accusations about her co-stars Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, and Yolanda Hadid. Not only did she double down on her suspicions about Yo and her illness, but she openly accused Vanderpump of encouraging her to bring up the Munchausen's conversation on camera, while also alleging that Kyle and LVP have been openly mocking Yo's illness for some time. It was, in a word, BANANAS.

And as Rinna said in her blog post following the episode, it seems she's done shouldering all the blame for Vanderpump's machinations. 

"Let me give you a little history lesson," Rinna wrote. "Last year when I came into this group, LVP was knocked down, shattered, and she felt ganged up on and beaten down by this group of women. She spent hours telling me about how horrible they had all been to her and how she had done nothing wrong. She was so happy to have me there as her support and I felt that. I heard over and over again how awful these women were to LVP. I reminded her that I needed to have my own opinion of the group, and I couldn't let how she feels dictate my opinion of them. She really felt victimized. This was a broken woman, so I came into the group being her support…her cheerleader, so to speak. I give people the benefit of the doubt, and if that makes me a people pleaser then so be it. I always prefer to see the good and not the bad in people whenever I can. So yes, I did protect LVP and stand by her...I wouldn't change that. That's what friends do."

Eileen Davidson, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills


It seems though, that Rinna is done standing by her friend. "And yes, I have also seen LVP try to pit people against each other, but because of my loyalty to her, I haven't openly addressed how it has affected me up until this point," she continued. "I fully own the fact that I brought up the Munchausen convo that I had with my hairdresser. From the start, I didn't feel good about having that particular conversation, and when I brought it to Kyle and LVP, they were the first ones to bring up the inconsistencies about Yolanda and her illness! LVP called me and encouraged me to share the conversation I had with my hairdresser. I own the fact that I was the one to use the word Munchausen, and let me be very clear here: No one put a gun to my head, and I take full responsibility for bringing the topic up. I own that. But LVP simply needs to own the fact that she encouraged me. That's all."

And Eileen's joining in on the confessional, admitting in her own blog that, despite seeming stunned into silence by what Rinna had to say on the beach, she was more aware of things than she seemed. "Since Lisa R. confessed that Lisa V. had prompted her to mention it, I have to confess something, too: I already knew that," she wrote. "Lisa R. had told me of past instances where she had felt pressured from Lisa V. to say or do something. That knowledge was underneath my reaction to her at Wally's, and frankly underneath a lot of things that have happened in the last weeks."

Now, we await Kyle and LVP's response to the bombs Rinna and Eileen are dropping left and right. One thing we know for sure? This is going to get messier and juicier—and we seriously can't wait.

What do you think about Rinna and Eileen's accusations? Do they hold water or do you think Rinna is just trying to deflect blame? Sound off in the comments below!

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

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