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'RHOC' Star Kelly Dodd Slapped With Massive Tax Lien, Accused Of Refusing To Pay $26k Bill

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By Ryan Naumann

“Real Housewives of Orange County” star Kelly Dodd has been hit with a federal tax lien accusing her of owing thousands.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, The IRS filed the lien against Kelly and her ex-husband Michael Dodd. The document accuses the former couple of owing taxes for 2015 and 2016.

The breakdown of the debt is $14,853.73 (2015) and $8,532.89 (2016) for a grand total of $23,386.62.

The lien was filed against the Corona Del Mar home the former couple used to live in. The IRS warns if the bill isn’t paid quickly they can begin the process of seizing assets.

Kelly and Michael were married for 11 years. Their divorce became finalized in 2018.

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On last night’s episode of “Real Housewives of Orange County”, Kelly and Vicki Gunvalson went at it while on vacation in Florida.

The two were acting cordial until Kelly found out something about Vicki. She was told Vicki was communicating with a woman who claims Kelly assaulted her in a bar. Kelly lost it on Vicki calling her a con woman and accusing her of fraud. Vicki decided to respond by screaming “cocaine Kelly.”

The episode is what sparked Vicki’s recent lawsuit against Kelly and producers. She accused them of defamation by allowing Kelly’s statements to air. The comments she took issue with included, “You prey on older people”; “You are a con woman” and “you engaged in fraud.”

The suit read, “These statements themselves are express false statements of fact, and they falsely state a knowledge of negative facts about Plaintiff’s work capabilities, ethics, integrity, and professionalism.”

It continued, “By intentionally, recklessly and with actual malice publishing that portion of the episode in question which contains this known falsehood and disseminating it to the general public as fact through the medium of television and to an audience who would have no question that the falsehoods concerns the Plaintiff, Defendants will damage the Plaintiff’s reputation in an amount that cannot be quantified.”

Vicki said Dodd knew her statements were “untrue”. The accusations are from a separate ongoing lawsuit accusing Gunvalson of fraud.

She would drop the lawsuit against Kelly and producers days after filing.

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Kelly appeared on “Watch What Happens Live” with Andy Cohen following the episode. She was asked by a viewer to say three nice things about Vicki.

The reality star said Vicki was a good mother, grandmother and is a good cook.

Kelly brought her new fiancé /Fox News Reporter Rick Leventhal to the taping of “Watch What Happens Live.”

She wrote, “Had so much fun with my soon to be family !! @rickleventhal @not_topanga my dress is from @ramybrook and my hair is done by @juliusmichael1 makeup @mspriscillanyc.”

Vicki Gunvalson has her own legal issues to deal with this week. She is set to face off with her ex Brooks Ayers in court.

Vicki sued Brooks accusing him of refusing to pay back $266,000 she loaned him. He has yet to respond to the allegations in court.

The reality star is attempting to obtained a default judgment due to him blowing off the case thus far.

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