The producers of Bravo's the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are experts at creating drama. But now they're the ones right in the middle of it! RadarOnline.com has learned that Kim Richards' pit bull attack victim, 80-year-old longtime family friend Kay Rozario, has fired back at the network in court, claiming that there was a mass "conspiracy" that resulted in the dog mauling her at the reality star's home.
On Dec. 12, 2014, Rozario filed suit against Richards and included Bravo producers (under the blanket name Evolution Film & Tape, Inc.), alleging that they were involved in a "conspiracy" that resulted in her horrific injuries. One month later, the Evolution producers claimed they had "no involvement" in the incident and asked the court that the case against them be dismissed because "they bore no responsibility over Richards' handling of the dog and that it's a stretch to imply that they should have."
However, Radar has exclusively obtained an amended lawsuit, filed late last night in the United States District Court of California, outlining the reasons that Rozario claims Evolution is liable for the dog attack.
In excerpts from the amended suit, Rozario's attorney, Bill Zuhdi, claims that "Prior to the attack on Plaintiff Kay Rozario, Defendant Evolution hired a dog trainer to correct the dog's aggression and appear on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. What was presented to the audience during the show's broadcast on November 11, 2013, was that the dog had 'eaten thousands of dollars of Kim Richards' shoes, sunglasses, and personal items.' Defendant Richards said, 'I think he just needs a trainer.'"
"Evolution knew that the representations that it made about Kingsley, claiming that he was not dangerous, were false," the documents state. "Evolution had prior knowledge the dog was dangerous and that the dog had previously attacked a person on the set of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills PRIOR to the broadcast of the episode."
Zuhdi tells Radar, "In our opinion and according to our allegations, they wanted the audience to think that the dog was not a vicious dog. They didn't want to disclose that it attacked people because they wanted to portray Kim Richards and the dog in a certain positive light. The scheme began on November 11 when the broadcast with the dog trainer was done when they said that they hired the dog trainer because it chewed up shoes … in reality the trainer was hired for aggression …"
"The misrepresentations by Defendants in the broadcasts of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills television shows premiering on November 11, 2013, and on March 17, 2014, and other relevant episodes, caused Plaintiff, through her daughter, to not be concerned at all about the dog and to agree to spend the night at Richards' residence," Zuhdi alleges.
According to a source close to Rozario, "When Kim said don't tell anyone because she will lose her job, Bravo didn't want that to get out. The dog story line brought them ratings. Evolution is the editors for the show and they choose the content that will make air. This is supposed to be the stories of Real Housewives and they should have to show what really happens."
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