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Vicki Gunvalson’s family wants Brooks Ayers to face major consequences

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

Brooks Ayers could go to jail for what he tried to pull on RHOC

Ayers is the most hated man on reality TV, and soon could add prisoner to his résumé.

Ayers left his The Real Housewives of Orange County co-stars and fans furious after it was revealed he forged medical documents purporting to prove he had received cancer treatments at California medical center City of Hope — and he left his former partner Vicki Gunvalson humiliated. Now her family wants him to pay.

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According to Radar Online, Gunvalson's family is gunning for justice, and they want Ayers prosecuted for falsifying medical records.

California law states that "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 crime carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail.

And if Gunvalson's family has anything to say about it, Ayers will spend that year behind bars.

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"Vicki's family wants the City of Hope to have Brooks prosecuted," an insider told Radar Online.

"What he did was horrible and Vicki would absolutely cooperate with law enforcement. 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."

It won't be too difficult to gather evidence. Ayers himself admitted that he forged the documents, although he stopped short of admitting he was lying about having cancer in the first place.

"Words cannot express the deep regret that I have in fabricating documents to 'prove' to the world that I, in fact, have cancer," he wrote in a public statement. "What I did was wrong and inexcusable. I acted alone, without Vicki's knowledge, to produce documents for a reality TV show in hopes of putting doubts about my cancer to rest. 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."

Rather than respond to request for comment, Ayers has been busy retweeting nasty messages from RHOC fans against Gunvalson, calling her "pathological," "Arrogant and disingenuous" and a "POS." Stay classy, fella.

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Brooks Ayers could go to jail for what he tried to pull on RHOC

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