"I have defended Brandi's actions when sometimes they have been indefensible," Lisa writes in her Bravo blog. "I have no earthly idea why she felt it necessary to throw the first punch. My reaction showed that clearly. Remarking that their mutual friends didn't speak well of Joyce was an instigative, inflammatory remark that I knew would create further turmoil in these already convoluted relationships."
That said, Lisa wishes Joyce had handled Brandi's comments differently. "Joyce reacted vehemently, and, although I understood her reaction, I still hoped that she would take the high road," Lisa says. "Not so. It was as if she had reached her limit, so she retaliated. I understood her position, but when name tags like "racist" start being bandied around, there will be no easy resolution."
"I don't have delicate ears, however with some of the language that spewed from Brandi's mouth... Well, there has to be a line somewhere, some boundaries of respect between us, otherwise it becomes intolerable to be around," Lisa adds. "Just an endless litany of expletives!"
Do you agree that Joyce should have taken the high road? Or was Brandi too far out of line?