The man accused of being paid $27,000 by Kathy Hilton to harass and plant negative stories about Lisa Rinna is now claiming he was actually working with Lisa in an effort to secure her storyline for the upcoming 13th season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
In a series of new Instagram posts, which have since been deleted, Patrick Somers has leaked a series of DMs exchanged with Lisa last month while also sharing a video in which he accuses her of teaming up with him on an apparent smear campaign against Kathy.
“Lmao this is my speeding to Alfred’s music .. Thank you very much,” Patrick wrote in a DM to Lisa.
“Here’s the thing [it’s] going to be so good!!!!” Lisa replied on May 29.
Then, after Patrick said, “Haha I’lll make a post [right now] … kinda roasted you [to be honest],” seemingly suggesting he was up to something, Lisa responded with a kiss emoji.
In addition to the leaked DMs, Patrick shared a video statement with his followers.
“It has now gotten really personal because she has sent thousands, you know, it’s basically like, she left me. We were both on a yacht together. She threw me off, into a life raft and then drove away. But what I want people to know is, what was put in front of you was all manufactured in hopes of pushing her storyline for next season,” Patrick stated.
“It’s not true,” he continued. “Kathy Hilton didn’t have any involvement. It was strictly me and Lisa together, concocting this plan. It just went south really fast and so did our friendship. We’re no longer friends.”
A short while after Patrick shared his posts, Lisa took to her Instagram Story, where she denied the leaked DMs were from her.
“Ok Bravo detectives find out who this Patrick is- (he’s fake allegedly) and who hired him to take attention off of the DM’s of mine that came out -for the record it wasn’t me -I don’t know this guy it’s all lies and I want this exposed please!” she wrote. “You are the best detectives out there. So do your due diligence!!! Time to clear my name of this [bullsh-t].”
Following the request, Lisa received a couple of messages from her followers, one of which suggested Patrick was a “total enigma.”
“I was [a] fraud investigator for 16 years and I’ll tell you it reeks of a false name paid actor situation. Or he did this to boost his resume. That being said all his socials lead to dead ends he doesn’t exist prior to a certain point. I tried all last week to gain some clarity on him but nothing concrete,” the first message read.
Then, in a second message, which was shared by Bravo Snark Side on Instagram after Lisa deleted the post, another follower pointed out that Patrick appeared to be from Salt Lake City and said that all of his social posts about the situation contradict one another.
“He made up a fake IG of his sister seemingly to try to keep people from talking to his real sister’s IG but I found the real IG for her as well. I have screenshots of everything… I did a total deep dive on Friday,” the person had written.
And while one person suggested the report was false, Bravo Snark Side said they’ve seen the accounts.
Amid the drama, Lisa and Kathy came face-to-face with one another over the weekend as they took to the stage with their RHOBH castmates at the MTV Movie and TV Awards (it was around this time that Lisa shared posts suggesting Patrick had been hired by Kathy).
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 12 airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.