‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ reunion set off a firestorm of controversy after Garcelle Beauvais was accused of not paying a pledged $5,000 donation at Kyle Richards’ fundraiser.
After some back-and-forth, Kyle has now confirmed that the Garcelle did eventually pay after “multiple attempts to reach out” to her.
via Page Six:
Richards, 51, shared the news via her Instagram Story, writing, “I would like to address my ‘calling out’ @Garcelle at the reunion over her not paying her donation to @ChildrensLA. To be clear, everyone who made a donation at my event paid THAT night.”
“There were multiple attempts to reach out to Garcelle that were left unanswered,” Richards continued.
For the reality star, calling out Beauvais, 53, was all about holding the relative newbie accountable.
“My point was to just be genuine,” she explained. “Don’t do things just for the camera. Whether it is picking an unwarranted fight with me or making a ‘DONATION’ TO a charity that is very important to my family and me. THERE WAS ZERO PRESSURE TO DONATE.”
Richards then confirmed that the “Coming 2 America” star has “since paid her donation” and that she is “grateful to her and the others that helped us raise almost 1/2 million dollars from that night.”
Beauvais has also spoken out about Richard’s reunion accusation, saying the delayed payment was an honest mistake.
“I got called out at the reunion of Beverly Hills, saying that I bid for a charity event and did not pay for it. I hope you guys know better than that,” Beauvais shared on her own Instagram, explaining that the donation simply “fell through the cracks innocently” as she was “traveling all over the world” at the time.
“Why wouldn’t I pay for something that I bid?” Beauvais questioned. “This is my character. This is my integrity. I don’t play around when it comes to things like that.”
We still would like to know why Kyle didn’t reach out to Garcelle privately ahead of the reunion.