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Brooks Ayers doesn't want us to blame Vicki Gunvalson for his cancer lies

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Brooks Ayers says RHOC's Vicki Gunvalson wasn't involved in his fake cancer drama

In a continuation of the truly shameful saga of Brooks Ayers' forged cancer diagnosis, the faux patient is opening up to People about his reasoning for the bizarre act and what his life looks like now. He seems to be blaming the Real Housewives franchise for the situation, saying the scandal made for "great TV." One person who isn't at fault? His ex and fellow The Real Housewives of Orange County cast member, Vicki Gunvalson.

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Ayers said in a statement, "I have made my share of mistakes which I regret. I pride myself in apologizing when I am wrong or have wronged others either intentionally or unintentionally. Through the first five years of dating Vicki, I was coined as a con man, low life, gold digger, dead beat, etc. Nothing could be further from the truth in reality, yet this alone makes for great TV and for controversy."

Although Ayers admitted in November that documents proving he was a cancer patient at City of Hope Hospital in Los Angeles were forged, speculation continued over whether Gunvalson knew what her boyfriend was doing.

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Ayers defends his ex to People, saying she had no idea what he was doing and claiming full responsibility for the situation: "I have since apologized in a statement that showing fake documents was absolutely wrong, that Vicki did not have anything to do with it and in hindsight I should have never showed anything at all."

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