RumorFix was first to report about the Twitter scandal that has infected the Real Housewives of Orange County.
It began after former Housewives star Micah Tanous, husband of Peggy Tanous, tweeted, “I just answered a call from the company that is SELLING all the current #RHOC cast their Twitter followers, What a F’ing Joke! Fake likes!?! “
RumorFix consulted with Twittercounter.com and found that Alexis Bellino had a big surge in traffic in just one week — 30,000 likes, leading Tamra Barney to tweet,”Well that tell you who’s buying fake followers! Once a fake always a fake!!!”
Heather Dubrow added, “Lame, but not surprising.”
Alexis responded with, “Beyond crazy. I wouldn’t know the 1st thing about this & would never want fake fans following me.”
Gretchen Rossi, who has more than 330,000 followers, has joined the fray tweeting, “I don’t buy followers & have ever needed too!”
Vicki Gunvalson has remained quiet about the controversy.