Denise Richards and Lisa Rinna, It was the beginning of completion of an already delicate relationship when Lisa Rinna accused Denise Richards of lying to avoid Dorit’s celebration, “We were worried about you. You stated, ‘Family emergency situation.’ You lied! That’s a lie!” she exclaimed, per US Weekly.
“I did not want to go and have her create some f—king Jerry Springer moment,” Denise explained. They proceeded to accuse each other spreading rumors and trying to control storylines from behind the scenes. The bad energy lasted until the season reunion when Lisa lost her temper with Denise.
Lisa became incensed when Denise denied liking an inflammatory tweet about her castmates. The tweet implied Lisa was racist and called on Bravo to fire her and fellow castmember, Erika Jayne (via Too Fab).
Denise Richards and Lisa Rinna
Denise said she liked it before reading the whole thing and quickly unliked it when she realized it accused Lisa of racism. “You liked a tweet like that, that was so vile and so nasty, you knew exactly what you were doing,” Lisa yelled. “Don’t you f–k around and lie to me about it.” Lisa was as angry about Denise trying to oust her as anything else.
Ultimately, Denise got her wish: she no longer works with Lisa. In September 2020, Bravo announced that Denise officially turned in her diamond due to “contract disputes” with the network, per People.
Andy Cohen was sad to see her go. Lisa Rinna? Not so much.