Brandi Glanville’s lawyer demands managers release ‘harassment’ audio



March 7, 2023 | 22:01

Lawyers for reality star Brandi Glanville have sent a letter to Warner Bros. demanding they release audio and video tapes they claim will prove she did not sexually harass a co-star during the filming of a show it produces.

Fellow “Real Housewives” veteran Caroline Manzo has alleged that Glanville touched her breasts and genitals without her consent while they were off-camera filming the “Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip” spin-off in Morocco in January.

But lawyers for Glanville, 50, say Shed Media – a Warner-owned production company that makes the show for NBCUniversal streamer Peacock – should have released the audio from the stars’ microphones immediately to show that Manzo’s claims were allegedly without merit.

“It is absolutely unacceptable that your company would knowingly and willingly allow such a story to gain traction in the media, without regard to the truth or the impact on Ms. Glanville’s reputation,” wrote attorney Duncan P. Levin, Esq. in a letter addressed to Warner Bros. attorney Demian West, Esq., Warner Bros. investigate Samantha Mirabello and Lisa Shannon, Shed’s SVP of programming and development.

Manzo has not publicly commented on the alleged incident.

He claimed that the decision not to release the tape while the allegations were being reported in the press was a “cynical ploy for ratings” – the idea being presumably that the interest of potential viewers would be piqued by press reports of Glanville’s alleged behaviour.

Supporters of Manzo, 61, and former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” Glanville have both claimed for weeks that the audio would corroborate their version of events.

Levin demanded in the letter that Warner release them now.

Manzo made his claims the morning after the alleged incident, which is said to have happened on the evening of January 25, sparking a Shed Media investigation into the matter. She claimed that Glanville had given her unwanted kisses during a party, but when they went into a bathroom with two cast members, Glanville “pinned her against the wall” and touched her private parts over her clothes.

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Brandi Glanville’s lawyer sent a letter to Warner Bros. on Tuesday. and Shed Media

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Brandi Glanville’s lawyer sent a letter to Warner Bros. on Tuesday. and Shed Media

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Brandi Glanville’s lawyer sent a letter to Warner Bros. on Tuesday. and Shed Media

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She and Glanville were both moved from the house where their co-stars were staying to hotels, then returned to the United States.

“In that bathroom, as the audio will confirm, nothing inappropriate or illegal occurred at all. As you know both from your (investigation) and the audio and video in your possession, the four women washed their hands before returning at the party where they enjoyed some food and talked,” he wrote, adding: “Throughout, Mrs. Manzo appeared to be well and telegraphed no sign whatsoever that she wanted Mrs. Glanville to leave her side . Overall, the entire incident consisted of flirtatious behavior and kissing between Ms. Manzo and Ms. Glanville, and it was all absolutely mutual and consensual.”

The letter – seen by Page Six – also claims the famous studio is “aware of three eyewitnesses corroborating her actions; yet Shed Media and Warners Brothers (sic) have chosen to sit idly by and let this false narrative continue.”

The letter identifies two of the eyewitnesses as Gretchen Rossi and Alex McCord. It is unclear who the third eyewitness is.

The letter also says “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Manzo did nothing to stop Glanville from touching her, was “outspoken about her liberal views on sex” and even offered to allow co-stars to touch her breasts for to confirm that they were not implants.

Glanville is a former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star.
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“Not only did the eyewitnesses ask Ms. Manzo if she was okay, to which she responded with a smile and thumbs up, but after the alleged bathroom incident, when the group returned to the dinner table,” Levin wrote, “Ms. Manzo made a light-hearted comment to the eyewitnesses about having been kissed by a girl before, but never having ‘kissed back’ until now.”

“The night in question was one that was encouraged by your own producers, who earlier in the day encouraged Ms. Glanville to bring some ‘excitement’ to the party,” Levin wrote, adding, “When Ms. Manzo arrived at the main house, the two spent women spent time together, enjoyed some photos, laughed and danced with the other women. There is no doubt that you provided non-stop alcohol and an environment where the participants drank and smoked marijuana all day and night.” (Bravo insiders previously denied to Page Six that there was marijuana on set).

The letter also claims that Shed sent Glanville home over the incident and then – realizing she was not to blame – “now tries to insinuate that Ms Glanville was involved in sexual harassment with a completely different individual, a producer” as a means of justifying her eviction from the show.

Page Six previously reported that Glanville is said to have approached a producer by name and said loudly in front of other cast and crew, “I’m going to fuck you tonight.”

Glanville has denied any wrongdoing whatsoever.

Levin also alleges that Shed “instructed Glanville not to seek legal representation or to attempt to correct the public record.” He said these instructions were “unacceptable” and “disturbing”. He also argued that it did not confirm that Glanville had taken a mandatory sexual harassment training program, which it requires all cast members to complete before filming begins.

Reps for Manzo, NBCUniversal, Warner Bros. and Shed Media declined to comment. The people named in the letter did not respond to our requests for comment.

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