Brooks Ayers has been under scrutiny for the last couple seasons of the Real Housewives of Orange Country. His words have sounded rehearsed, he's come off as a phony, and he's also appeared to be just downright sleazy. Well, it seems that many of the cast members' and fans' intuitions were correct. Radaronline has obtained a secret audio tape ... Well, it's actually two separate recordings of Brooks crossing the line into domestic abuse territory.
A few days ago, Ayers retweeted this maybe in hopes of forgiveness?
Don't judge me for my choices when you don't understand my reasons.
— Notebook of Love (@Notebook) August 12, 2013
Below is our coverage of what went down on last night's Reunion episode, including a glimpse into next week.
In the audio clips below, Ayers is drunk and venting about Gunvalson to her son-in-law Ryan Culberson. In the recording, he calls her a bitch, a whore, and says he will "beat her ass". It's clear that Ayers is not a good choice for a mate for Gunvalson.
On last night's Reunion episode, Part 2, clips from next week's episode showed Gunvalson's daughter Briana and Brooks going at it. Housewives stars were gasping at Brooks with questions like, "You said that?!" Now we know what Brooks said. In fact, when approached by Radaronline for comment, he legally was not allowed to respond because all of the information will be aired next week on the third part of the Reunion for the Real Housewives of Orange County.
Brooks has since apologized exclusively to Radaronline about the audio we've all heard. Here's his apology:
I want to sincerely apologize to everyone for my actions that have recently been made public. For those who have been a victim of domestic abuse and/or been with someone who, at times, drinks too much, I know that the memories of those times are horrific. I was exposed at an early age to abuse and I can assure everyone that I do not, in any way and/or under any circumstance deem it okay to abuse anyone. For the record, I have never abused anyone or had a domestic abuse issue. The audio in question was recorded, without my knowledge, by Ryan Culberson after we had been out drinking in LA in February 2012, not earlier this year as previously stated. I made several very poor choices that night. As a man, father, businessman, and human being I would never condone, nor take lightly, drinking too much or encouraging/making comments about “beating” a woman. For over a year, I have personally taken steps to alleviate making these mistakes ever again while understanding the brevity of my actions as well. I have attended conferences where people are given the forum to share their personal struggles about being abused, both alcohol and physical. I have met with counselors who have inspired me to uplift individuals who have been living this nightmare. I am keenly aware that my actions were and are unacceptable and should never be tolerated by society.