Kristin Cavallari has accused a former 'Hills' producer of bribing cast members to say she had a drug problem

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Kristin Cavallari i speaks onstage during SiriusXM Stitcher's The Bellas Podcast live from Margaritaville on April 25, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Kristin Cavallari spoke about her experiences on "The Hills" during an episode of "Call Her Daddy."Photo Credit: Danielle Del Valle/Getty Images for SiriusXM
  • Kristin Cavallari accused Adam DiVello of bribing cast members to say she had a drug problem.

  • She said "The Hills" producer bribed Lo Bosworth with a Birkin bag on the "Call Her Daddy" podcast.

  • She said DiVello was not a "good person" but a "great producer."

Kristin Cavallari claimed Adam DiVello bribed cast members on "The Hills" to say she had a drug problem with a Birkin bag on an episode of the "Call Her Daddy" published Wednesday.

"He bribed the girls to call me out on camera for doing drugs with a purse," the former "Hills" star told host Alex Cooper at the 16:06 minute mark. "That was difficult and Adam and I got in a huge fight about it," she continued.

The "Very Cavallari" star claimed she fought back against the allegations by calling out the situation on camera.

"I would be on camera filming like I know it was Adam, just running my mouth," she said. According to Cavallari, he called her and told her "you have to stop saying that" and she told him "but you did!"

Cavallari said the producer also fed false stories to tabloids and created a storyline that she was "doing drugs and was out of control."

Kristin Cavallari
Kristin Cavallari is speaking out about her time on reality TV.Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images

"He would create these storylines on the show that were bullshit but then he would go and feed to the tabloids," she continued.

Cavallari said while she did enjoy partying in her early twenties and does not have any regrets about that period in her life, she disputed the idea that she let things get too far.

"I was never out of control," she said. "It was never cause for concern."

"I never needed rehab. No one in my life was concerned about me," she added.

"The Hills" cast members Audrina Patridge, Stephanie Pratt, and Lo Bosworth criticized Cavallari's partying
"The Hills" cast members Audrina Patridge, Stephanie Pratt, and Lo Bosworth commented on Cavallari's partying during a scene in season six of "The Hills."Photo Credit: Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage via Getty Images

In season six, episode one of "The Hills," cast members Audrina Patridge, Stephanie Pratt, and Lo Bosworth criticized Cavallari's partying. In a scene filmed at the Eden Roc Miami Beach, Bosworth referred to Cavallari as "cracked out" to Patridge and Pratt on camera before Cavallari enters the room to confront them about their whispers.

"We are worried about you," said Patridge. "Everybody's saying that you're doing drugs," added Bosworth. "Your legs are like tiny, you're wearing sunglasses all day," Pratt said.

Cavallari retorted that her legs have "always been tiny" in the scene.  She pointed out in the "Call Her Daddy" interview that the scene was filmed first thing in the morning and that she had just woken up.

DiVello is the founder of Done and Done Productions. He produced the MTV reality show "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County" and its spinoff "The Hills." "Laguna Beach" followed the life of teenagers in Laguna Beach California from 2004 to 2006. "The Hills" followed "Laguna Beach" star Lauren Conrad as she relocated to the Hollywood Hills from 2006 to 2010.

Kristin Cavallari on "Laguna Beach" (left) and in 2020 (right)
Kristin Cavallari started out in reality TV as a teenager. Now, she is speaking out about her experiences.Photo Credit: MTV; Emma McIntyre /AMA2020/Getty Images for dcp

Cavallari began her reality television career as a high school junior on "Laguna Beach" in 2004. She currently co-hosts a Dear Media rewatch podcast called "Back to the Beach with Kristin and Stephen," which dives into the production process of each episode of "Laguna Beach."  She joined the cast of "The Hills" in 2010 to replace Conrad in season five and was the protagonist of the final season of the show's six-season run.

Cavallari is not the only star of a DiVello production to criticize his tactics. "The Hills" star Heidi Montag and "Selling Sunset" Christine Quinn have each spoken out about the producer. Cooper asked Cavallari if she knew about allegations that DiVello had harassed Montag. Montag's husband Spencer Pratt alleged DiVello harassed his then-girlfriend during the filming of the reality series on an episode of "Call Her Daddy" published June 15.

"Spencer did talk about what happened with Heidi. Did you know about that?" asked Cooper.

"No 'cause that was before I had come on the show," replied Cavallari. "My issue with him was a bribing situation."

Cavallari named one cast mate she accused of accepting an alleged bribe: "I just hope that Lo learned you always have to get that shit in writing because she never got her purse," she said. "It was a Birkin but you gotta get that shit in writing."

"Sorry girl, hope it was worth it," she added.

See the full conversation below.

Representatives for Adam DiVello and Lo Bosworth did not immediately respond to Insider's requests for comment.


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