Kelly Dodd Leventhal has (sort of) issued an apology to former fellow cast member, Heather Dubrow over statements that she made about Heather Dubrow’s son after being threatened with a potential lawsuit. The former Real Housewives of Orange County star posted a video on Instagram with a legal letter in hand that she received from the Dubrow attorneys.
“So I got this letter from an attorney from the Dubrow family reminding me I made a statement that made it sound like truth, when in fact it was a joke,” Kelly told her followers. Kelly explained that she and her husband, Rick Leventhal, caught Covid-19 at a New Year’s Eve party where the Dubrow's teenage son, Nicholas Dubrow, who also was in attendance.
“And for that, I am offering my sincere apology. I did get COVID from a party on New Year’s Eve. Heather Dubrow’s son and his friends were all there,” Kelly explained. “And while I had information leading us all to believe that we could have gotten COVID from them, because we all, like 24 of us got COVID that night, we obviously have no way of proving or knowing for sure he or his friends were the sources of our infection.”“And for that, I apologize,” she continued. “I am going on the record right now to be very clear Rick & I don’t know how we caught the virus. And we are both very very sorry for any trouble we caused the Dubrow family. We hope you can accept our sincere apology.”
The letter was sent by Los Angeles law firm, Russ August & Kabat. The subject line reads “Defamation of Terry and Heather Dubrow and Family" and is dated June 25, only days after Kelly made the remarks.
As most fans know, Kelly was fired from RHOC a few weeks ago, and former cast member, Heather Dubrow, is returning for season 16.