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Kelly Dodd Says Vicki Gunvalson’s Cocaine Allegation Has “Been Really Horrible” For Her And Her Daughter!

In the Season 13 reunion trailer for The Real Housewives of Orange County, Vicki Gunvalson accused Kelly Dodd of using cocaine. While Dodd immediately denied the allegation, she said news of the allegation has already done irreparable damage to her reputation.

“It’s been really horrible,” Dodd told PEOPLE. “I don’t do drugs. I don’t do cocaine. I’ve seen it ruin families, I’ve seen it affect people close to me. I’m constantly telling my daughter Jolie to avoid drugs I can’t stress it enough to her. ‘Don’t do drugs. Don’t even try it. Don’t succumb to peer pressure.’ I’m very hardcore about it. But by Vicki saying that there are all these people out there believing it.”

“Now it’s out there in the universe. You don’t think people are going to be like, ‘Maybe she does do it?’ ” Dodd adds. “This is my life. This is my name. It’s like character assassination. It’s really hurt me.”

Dodd says that Gunvalson’s false claim impacted her 12-year-old daughter’s life. “My daughter doesn’t watch the show, but she reads social media,” Dodd explains. “She’s seen what people are saying and it upsets her. I try to be a good example to my daughter. I can have sophomoric humor sometimes, but my daughter knows me. She knows I’m a good mom. I don’t want my daughter even thinking that at all.”

“She goes to a very conservative Catholic school. Her friends’ moms are all into the show, they’re seeing everything that’s going on. My daughter’s been crying, thinking that her friend’s parents aren’t going to let her see them because they’ll think that I do drugs.” Dodd told PEOPLE. “It hurts my daughter! Vicki’s a mother, she should know better.”

Dodd and Gunvalson's friendship became fractured this season when she learned that the OG of the OC introduced Dodd’s ex-husband to his new girlfriend. She even went on a few double dates with them and her boyfriend Steve Lodge — something Gunvalson never mentioned to Dodd.

Despite their issues, Kelly admits that she was blindsided by Gunvalson's allegation.

“I couldn’t believe she said that,’ Dodd said. “I asked her, ‘did you see me do it?’ And she said, ‘No.’ It was just a rumor that she heard. And it’s like, you don’t repeat rumors like that! She apologized for it. I think I got her so mad that that’s what came to her mouth from her mind. But she didn’t think of my daughter. She didn’t think of the consequences.”

At the time, Dodd admits she was able to accept Gunvalson’s apology and move on. However, things changed when the reunion trailer’s aired. “We left the reunion in a good place, but I didn’t know the repercussions it would have on me and my daughter,” Dodd says. “I didn’t know how damaging it really was. If I knew then what I knew now, I would not have forgiven her so quick.”

When asked if her friendship with Vicki could ever be repaired, Dodd responded: “For Vicki to do that to me, it’s so hurtful and irresponsible,” she told PEOPLE. “She is so far off base, how can I have a relationship with her?”

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