My take on this is that the lie was 100% because production wanted her there and likely told her she needed to honor her contract and show up. Brandi casually showing up as Kim’s plus one confirmed that for me and the producer trying to gaslight Garcelle even further solidified that for me. Producers are pissed they didn’t get their carefully choreographed gotcha either time they attempted it. And clearly they were going to try again with the reunion, hence the cease and desist. Good for Denise, as far as I’m concerned. We all know Brandi would have put on one hell of a show for the cameras so I can’t blame Denise for trying to avoid it. Much like Denise, this is probably my last season of this show. I’m just totally grossed out by all of it, including the absolutely vile looking preview of the reunion I posted in the media thread.