‘RHOOC’ War as Alexis Threatens to Sue Tamra

by | July 23, 2012 at 9:54 PM | Celebrities, RealityTV, The Real Housewives of Orange County

Tamra Barney on The Real Housewives of Orange County (Bravo)

It is about to get real in an escalating “The Real Housewives of Orange County” feud between Alexis Bellino and Tamra Barney.

According to US Weekly, Alexis and husband Jim issued a joint statement in response to recent remarks made by Tamra, and are threatening legal action against her.

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“The escalation of Tamra Barney’s attacks has reached the level that we have been advised to take legal action,” they said. “To be clear, Tamra’s most recent statements are completely false. While her motivation may be to elevate herself by hurting others, the law does provide boundaries outside of which even she may be held liable. This vicious and malicious attack on our family will no longer be tolerated. We have continually tried to take the high road, however, if necessary, we are prepared to defend ourselves against these unfounded, slanderous and defamatory remarks to the fullest extent of the law.”

The statement comes after Barney defended calling Alexis “Jesus Jugs” during the “Real Housewives of Orange County” reunion special.

“Unlike Alexis, I don’t need to hide behind the Jesus curtain and I don’t feel the need to preach,” Tamra told Rumor Fix. “When someone is constantly preaching about something they are lying! Alexis and Jim are faux Christians, like her ring. Does she think Jesus would be proud of her for judging me as a Christian, and the crosses in my house? Jim Bellino used to take Peggy Tanous to strip clubs after church when they were dating!”

Their next reunion may be in the courtroom.

The “Lost Footage” Episode of “RHOOC” Airs Tonight at 9/8c on Bravo.