In a stunning Facebook open letter to Barney, Rossi writes:
Once again having to take time out of my day to address & deal with this persons lies and BS. As your daughter said in her tweet to you "it's getting old"
@tamrabarney lying once again. Slade or I have not called one single reporter! My PR group has received tons of emails & calls regarding this issue only because YOU were so vocal in attempting to trash & defame Slade as a parent for so many years. Of course they are going to want to know how we feel about all the documents coming out about you now. Slade & I have not spoke about you or the show since our exit, and it wasn't until YOU started discussing me in media to promote the show & on the 1st episode that I'm back having to defend myself against your BS. If I'm such a nobody then why are you still talking about me? And if I'm such a nobody why did production call me two months ago and ask me to consider coming back to film with you guys, which I declined. You don't know anything about our exit or what happened because you were not privy to those conversations. Also hate to break it to you Slade & I do not need press, we get plenty of press without discussing you (google us)
Daughter Sidney moved in with him full time last year and he's now petitioning for full custody of the 15-year-old.
Most shocking, Tamra even engaged in a public Twitter war with Sidney!
Rossi had stayed quiet on the evolving controversy until Barney publicly accused her and fiancé, Slade Smiley, of calling reporters and offering her opinion on the Barney family drama. That's something Rossi insists she never did.