Heather Dubrow’s not the only one who thinks ABC’s 20/20 should’ve done a little more due diligence before going forth with its Brooks Ayers “deadbeat dad” story.

According to Radar Online, Brooks — boyfriend to Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson — is threatening to sue ABC for damages to his reputation unless a retraction is made.

A source reports that on July 11, Brooks’ attorney wrote ABC to request a retraction of the story. In the letter, Brooks reportedly contends, "ABC never gave me a reasonable opportunity to tell my side, and therefore the story, which is based on an interview with an ex-girlfriend, contains many mistakes. I am outraged that ABC should behave in this manner."

Brooks’ ex-flame Nicolette Catanzarite — with whom he has a 3-year-son — claimed Brooks “has not supported his child” and “bailed” on bills for the toddler in the 20/20 story.

Brooks’ legal eagle has reportedly dealt with a similar issue in the past and stated, “ABC is making a habit of mounting witch hunts against men whom 20/20 unfairly brands liars, cheaters, and deadbeats on national television without having done a proper investigation or interviewing the men in question… This is irresponsible journalism from a once respected icon of television news.”

Looks like Brooks is prepped to take this one to the mattresses!

Source: Radar Online

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Credit: ABC Photo: Shocking Allegations Leveled Against Vicki Gunvalson's Boyfriend Brooks Ayers on 20/20 (VIDEO)