Vicki Gunvalson’s family wants Brooks Ayers to pay for his big lie now that Gunvalson’s ex-boyfriend admitted to fabricating medical records in attempt to prove to the cast of The Real Housewives of Orange County that he had undergone chemotherapy.

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“Vicki’s family wants the City of Hope to have Brooks prosecuted,” an insider told Radar Online.

Ayers’ questionable cancer diagnosis was one of the major storylines on The Real Housewives of Orange County season 10, with then girlfriend Gunvalson defending Ayers against the cast throughout the season. Ayers presented documents with  the “City of Hope” logo in attempt to silence people accusing him of faking his cancer diagnosis. “These are the three bills that reference the days I got my treatment,” he explained to E! News at the time. “I’m not going to say I’m in remission. That’s not going to be the case until my numbers have normalized and that’s the word that was used to me.” 

However, a representative for City of Hope medical center revealed that Ayers was never treated for cancer at their facility. Ayers then came clean about fabricating his medical records.

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According to California law, “any person who alters or modifies the medical record of any person, with fraudulent intent, or who, with fraudulent intent, creates any false medical record, is guilty of a misdemeanor.” The maximum penalty is one year in county jail.

“What he did was horrible and Vicki would absolutely cooperate with law enforcement,” the insider added. “Cops and the district attorney’s office would have a very clear path to conviction. Brooks is shown on camera with the faked documents, and later admitted he forged them.”

“Words cannot express the deep regret that I have in fabricating documents to ‘prove’ to the world that I, in fact, have cancer. What I did was wrong and inexcusable. I acted alone, without Vicki [Gunvalson]’s knowledge, to produce documents for a reality TV show in hopes of putting doubts about my cancer to rest,” Ayers told E! News in a statement. “I never intended to disclose my actual medical records or details about my private and personal medical history, thus the rationalization of presenting documents that weren’t true simply for a ‘storyline’ for the show.” 

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Dean Bextor

Staff Writer, BuddyTV