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A lawsuit between two former stars of Bravo’s “Real Housewives” series took a medical turn and The Doctors and legal analyst Robin Sax weigh in on this peculiar case.
Joanna Krupa from the Miami franchise is suing Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville for defamation after Glanville claimed in 2013 that Krupa had a foul smelling vagina during an appearance on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live.” Krupa is seeking $2 million in punitive damages. Last month during a hearing for the case, a judge ordered Krupa to hand over her gynecological records from 2000 to 2005.
The Doctors note that an alleged smell in that region could be a result of a sexually transmitted disease, like trichomoniasis, which is known to include an odorous discharge.
ER physician Dr. Travis Stork is quick to say, “Women obviously are all very unique and the judgment of odor is very unique… this whole idea of getting and garnering gynecological records is kind of flawed.” Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon says regardless of what her records do or not confirm, he feels this is an “egregious violation of her privacy.”
As for a legal perspective, Robin tells The Doctors, “I’ve never had a case where I have considered passing around my client’s panties.” She says that if there is an STD, that Krupa might have a better case against Glanville because Glanville could be committing slander per se. She notes that this case could go a variety of different ways based on the findings in her medical records and any testimony from her former sexual partners.
Robin notes that there is also allegedly a clause that Housewives cannot sue one another, and she is not even sure this case will go forward.
Dr. Travis also points out, “Venereal disease and vaginal odor do not necessarily go hand in hand,” and The Doctors say the most common cause of odor is simply just an overgrowth of bacteria that is always present in that region. We will keep everyone posted on what happens with this lawsuit.