Kathy Hilton says she never used a gay slur during 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' reunion finale
Erika Jayne said Kathy Hilton used a gay slur during the RHOBH trip to Aspen at the show reunion.
Hilton denied that she did so. None of the other housewives said they heard Hilton say the word.
Hilton also challenged the credibility of Erika Jayne, who is facing legal issues.
Erika Jayne alleged costar Kathy Hilton used a gay slur off camera during "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" cast trip to Aspen.
During the finale of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" on Wednesday night, Jayne said Hilton called the DJ at the members-only Caribou Club a gay slur after he refused to play Micheal Jackson and her other musical requests.
Hilton said Jayne's claims were untrue.
"I will admit to what I do, but I will not be painted to be this monster," Hilton replied at the reunion. Jayne said Hilton was lying.
Later Hilton said she "never, ever," used that word.
"Anybody who knows me knows I don't talk like that," she added.
Andy Cohen, the host and executive producer of the series, said during the reunion that the exchange in the club resulted in an "inconclusive" human resources investigation because it was a case of "she said she said."
Hilton expressed the belief that her word should be taken more seriously than Jayne's.
"I have a little more credibility than you," she told Jayne, whose estranged husband Tom Girardi was accused of embezzling millions of dollars from the widows and orphans of plane crash victims to facilitate the extravagant lifestyle the couple showcased on the show (Jayne denies any involvement and filed for divorce from Girardi in November 2020). "I have a sterling reputation," Hilton added.
Jayne replied "not right now you don't," referencing the fallout from Hilton's behavior in Aspen.
Hilton's sister Kyle Richards also spoke out at the reunion saying that she never heard her sister say the slur. None of the other housewives on the cast said they heard the remarks either.
During episode 19 of season 12, several of the cast members including Sutton Stracke, Diana Jenkins, and Crystal Minkoff recapped what they saw that night during confessionals. They described Hilton yelling and insisting they leave.
No slurs were mentioned in that footage.
Reports about the incident, and the entire season, began to trickle into the media prior to the series premiering in May. Stracke responded to an Instagram comment from a viewer in March asking whether Hilton had used a gay slur in response to Stracke's assistant during filming, saying a firm, "No."
In episode 20, Stracke asked if Jayne or Rinna was the source of the information. They each denied being the source of the stories in the episode.
Hilton explained during the reunion her version of the interaction with the manager of the club: "So I'm thinking, 'Alright, I want everyone to have fun.' I go over to the DJ. He's got headphones, he's looking down. He doesn't see me so I get frustrated. I go back into the room and there's a manager."
Hilton said she tried to bribe the manager to play selections that she and the ladies could dance to.
"I said, 'If I gave you money, would you put some songs on for my friends and I to dance?' And he said, 'No, no. It's way too busy in here. Not tonight, not tonight,'" she continued. She said the manager proceeded to insult her by recommending she return home to California.
"He looked and me and said, 'Where are you from?' and I said, 'LA.' And he goes, 'Well, then go back to LA.' So I go, 'We're out of here,'" said Hilton. Hilton did acknowledge that she stormed out of the club and vented to Rinna about the evening in a sprinter van on the way back to the house. She maintained that she never used a slur throughout the episode.
The third part of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" reunion aired Wednesday. Season 12 of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" is now streaming on Peacock.
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