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Terry & Heather Dubrow's nasty lawsuit emails reveal RHOC secrets

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.

Terry & Heather Dubrow spill a major detail about the 'reality' behind reality TV

Real Housewives of Orange County star Heather Dubrow is embroiled in a huge lawsuit for some major dough, and her emails in the case prove at least part of the show is set up.

Heather and her husband Terry (who stars on another reality show, Botched) are suing former friend Steven Czik after an investment gone wrong — they said they loaned him $1.7 million for a lifestyle management company that they never saw again, and he refused to pay them back even after they won a $2 million judgement against him in court.

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Now Czik is suing the couple back, claiming extortion, harassment, libel and slander, and has entered several extremely angry emails from the pair into evidence — including one talking about storylines for RHOC.

"BTW don't even consider offering me a paltry settlement amount. I will absolutely have you fucking disbarred. If you don't pay me what you owe me you will end up disbarred, publically [sic] shamed and in every living room across the world known for what you did to me," Terry wrote in one email, according to Radar Online.

"I am ending you [sic] pathetic career," he wrote in another. "Prepare for big time television exposure… Once we expose you, you will in the short term lose INSTANTLY all your clients. That's assuming you have any."

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In a later email, Terry revealed that the storylines on RHOC are all preapproved. Would that be considered semi-reality?

"Lo and behold my wife and I's major approved storyline is…wait for it…yes you guessed it, the personal guarantee scam from my accountant and none other than — you," Terry wrote in December. However, no mention of the lawsuit has yet to air.

Czik was demanding $5 million in damages; however, Terry wrote on Twitter that his suit was dropped within a day of filing it.

Frankly, if someone was holding $2 million of my money hostage, I'd send some nasty emails, too.

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Terry & Heather Dubrow spill a major detail about the 'reality' behind reality TV
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