Randall Emmett Speaks Out About Documentary Controversy

Randall Emmett

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Randall Emmett spoke out in opposition to the upcoming Hulu documentary The Randall Scandal: Love, Loathing and Vanderpump, which delves into a number of allegations in opposition to the movie producer.

“Virtually one 12 months in the past the Los Angeles Occasions wrote a extremely biased and factually inaccurate hit piece on me,” the Midnight in Switchgrass producer, 52, stated in an announcement to Web page Six on Tuesday, Might 16. “One of many writers, Amy Kaufman, appeared to have a private vendetta in opposition to me, I consider as a result of her alleged friendship with my ex Lala Kent.”

The message continued: “Amongst different issues, the article contained fictitious and vastly exaggerated tales made up by a couple of former disgruntled workers who had been dismissed. Lala was additionally a participant on this fiasco, seemingly as a result of I’ve been combating for 50/50 joint authorized custody of our little one.” Emmett shares 2-year-old daughter Ocean with the Vanderpump Guidelines star, 32, in addition to daughters London, 13, and Rylee, 9, with ex-wife Ambyr Childers.

In June 2022, an exposé by the L.A. Occasions accused Emmett {of professional} misconduct in a collection of allegations. Per the outlet, one girl accused the Emmett/Furla Oasis Movies cofounder of sexual misconduct and a few of Emmett’s former private assistants claimed their former boss made them deal with private affairs for him.

Within the piece, Kent alleged that her ex — whom she dated from 2016 to 2021 — knew about Bruce Willis’ well being points earlier than his household publicly introduced his aphasia prognosis in March 2022, however continued to work with him. In line with the Bravo persona, Emmett instructed her that the Die Exhausting star, 68, was unaware of his environment as early as November 2020 however continued working with him on a number of subsequent movies. The Irishman producer, for his half, denied the allegations.

The documentary — which premieres on Monday, Might 22 — options interviews with Kent’s household and Emmett’s previous workers. Deadline reported on Monday that the Hulu particular had “particular entry” to interview footage of the Give Them Lala founder, who opens up about her turbulent relationship with Emmett and the way she turned conscious of the accusations made in opposition to her ex-fiancé.

Emmett, for his half, shared his motive for not being concerned within the challenge with Web page Six on Tuesday.

“I declined to take part as a result of it in a short time turned obvious to me the movie was going to be as biased, if no more so, than the article on which it was based mostly,” he stated on the time. “It’s my understanding quite a few individuals had been contacted to take part on this documentary and most declined.”

Emmett additionally claimed that “individuals had been inspired to talk negatively” about himself whereas the “overwhelming majority had solely constructive issues to say.”

Us Weekly reached out for remark from each Kent and Emmett.

The Randall Scandal: Love, Loathing and Vanderpump will premiere on Hulu Monday, Might 22.