Brooks Ayers to sue ABC for ‘deadbeat dad’ claims on 20/20

Brooks Ayers with Vicki and Alexis

Brooks Ayers burst onto the scene as the boyfriend of Real Housewives of Orange County‘s Vicki Gunvalson’s last June. Unfortunately for him, the tabloids got a hold of his rather unsavory background info and all hell broke loose! Brooks’ shady past includes arrests, not paying child support, and two different baby mamas! One of his child’s mothers recently spoke to 20/20 about his ‘deadbeat dad’ behavior and let’s just say, Brooks is not happy. In fact, he’s suing ABC!

Brooks Ayers & Nicole Catanzarite

During 20/20‘s June 29th airing, Brooks was attacked by his most recent ex-girlfriend, Nicolette Catanzarite. The mother of his three-year-old son claimed he is a ‘deadbeat dad’ who doesn’t see or support his child. She even claimed that he bailed on her and their son shortly after his birth, leaving her with hospital and pediatrician bills.

Upon hearing the news of his ex’s accusations, Brooks hired a leading Beverly Hills attorney to fight back against Catanzarite and ABC for the “numerous defamatory statements” made against him on the airing. Radar Online reports, “On July 11, Mr. Rufus-Isaacs (Brooks’ attorney) wrote to ABC demanding a retraction of the story and threatening to bring a lawsuit seeking damages for the injury to Mr. Ayers’ reputation.”

Brooks Ayers

In addition to what his attorney is saying, Brooks has released a statement of his own:

“ABC never gave me a reasonable opportunity to tell my side, and therefore the story, which is based on an interview with an ex-girlfriend, contains many mistakes. I am outraged that ABC should behave in this manner.”

What’s even more outrageous is that Vicki is dating someone with child support issues. I don’t know about you but I’m still stuck on how much crap she used to give Slade regarding his child support situation. For her to turn around and date this guy is hypocritical to say the least!

Vicki Gunvalson and Brooks Ayers on Real Housewives of Orange County season 7

Vicki, who has stuck by Brooks through all of this mess, recently said, “Everyone comes with a little baggage. Find someone who loves you enough to unpack.” Unfortunately, Vicki’s relationship with Brooks has led to many of her family members and friends distancing themselves from her. But hey.. look at the bright side — at least that leaves more space for all of Brooks’ baggage!

Just for the record, Tamra Barney had nothing to do with this article!

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