Sunday, January 19, 2020

Brandi Redmond Breaks Silence After Checking Into Wellness Center Over Racism Allegations And Calls Out Kameron Westcott And LeeAnne Locken’s Wedding Planner Steve Kemble; Says “I Forgive You But I Won’t Be Your Victim Anymore” — Steve Claps Back!

Brandi Redmond is speaking up for the first time since checking into a wellness center after a 2017 video in which The Real Housewives of Dallas star impersonates an Asian woman resurfaced on social media. Now, Brandi is addressing the controversial topic after she was released from a wellness center.

The Bravo reality star uploaded an 11-minute video on Instagram where she opens up about her "mistakes." She explains, "What I did a few years ago, I did this video, it was essentially four years ago and it was in reference to a scene on season 2 of RHOD where the ladies were talking about my features, in particular, my squinty eyes, and once again, that's something I have been insecure about," she said, according to E! News.

"I made a video poking fun at myself, and what was taken out of context, you didn't stay tuned for this week's episode and then I immediately took the post down and posted a public apology. Someone maliciously recorded it off a device and saved it for this many years, and I don't understand why but I think when it came down to it, and it resurfaced, I made a poor decision of being angry and trying to defend in the moment what was wrong, and insensitive."

"Thank you to these souls that cried with me, prayed with me and were a positive light in my life & helped my family during this difficult time. Stephanie & Travis, D'Andra & Jeremy, Mama Dee, Kary & Eduardo, my parents, my family, close friends, and my amazing husband and children. I am so grateful for God helping me through this, allowing me to heal and love myself. To those that set out to hurt me, know that I still have compassion for you in my heart. Thank you all for hearing my truth and my heart," wrote Redmon on her Instagram caption.



In the video, Redmond also shared that she is "actually very aware that this conveniently resurfaced as a deflection."

"It felt almost like this takedown thing, and it went from making an example out of me to becoming this now, I became this public, international example, but the example ended up not being a platform to make an example out of me, it became a campaign for hate and bullying and that's where I want to really address and for people to understand."

Redmond continued to share that she felt humiliated, shamed and "I felt bullied, I didn't feel like living anymore."

She shared, "Every time I would see something negative [about her racist remarks], I would start throwing up. I didn't feel like life was worth living [...] I felt like everything was closing in on me, and I was having panic attacks."

Ultimately, Redmond said this "journey" was "life-changing" and now she sees everything "very clear."

She concluded, "I have peace in my heart knowing God is always with me, he knows my intentions in my heart. I want to live honestly with kindness and appreciation for all mankind. Nobody is perfect and I needed to know I accept and love myself and if I make others laugh that is just a bonus."


However, In her original caption, which she deleted, Redmond called out her RHOD co-star Kameron Westcott who slammed her after the video resurfaced. Brandi also called out LeeAnne Locken's wedding planner Steve Kemble, who is accused as the one who leaked the video.


In the original caption, included: "Kameron [Westcott] and Steve [Kemble], I forgive you but I won't be your victim anymore."

Kemble reacted to the post and clapped back at Redmond's original caption.


"Her "apologies" have been pure "BS"! That "Wellness Center" I am suspecting has an amazing Happy Hour!"


He continued: "Brandi has lived with ZERO accountability her entire life!"


He tweeted, "I am totally starting to understand why they called it the "BS" tour!!"


He concluded: "Here we go again! Brandi may actually set a new record attempting to get this "apology" right! Let's see after I posted the video she tweeted 7 "apologies" then deleted them! What kind of "Wellness Center" was this!?"

Photo Credit: Bravo/NBCUniversal, Instagram, Google Images

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