Did Nicole James Really Sue Dr. Terry Dubrow?

Terry Dubrow

Getty Terry Dubrow in 2016.

Demoted “Real Housewives of Orange County” newcomer Nicole James is feuding with Dr. Terry Dubrow … but why?

Nicole was rumored to be one of the stars of the newest season of RHOC but was “demoted” from full-time housewife due to some beef with Terry — her would-be co-star Heather Dubrow’s husband — Radar Online reported.

The outlet reported that Nicole had made some “negative remarks about her cosmetic procedure” that had been done by Terry years ago. Radar reports the remarks were spread by Shannon Beador, and when Heather found out, she “went ballistic.”

“Nicole was brought on by Heather but only filmed for a few weeks,” a source told Radar Online. “A big storyline that will play out (but is also the reason why she’s no longer on the show full time) is that Nicole was unhappy with the breast augmentation Terry performed on her many years ago.”

Now Heather and Shannon are also feuding, according to the outlet.

“It started circling around through the group, and Heather found out because Shannon was telling everyone but her,” a source told the outlet. “Cue the fight between Heather and Shannon.”

The feud was a hot topic during the season 16 premiere on December 1, 2021, Page Six reported. That’s when Shannon told co-stars Emily Simpson and Gina Kirschenheiter about the Terry-Nicole drama, the outlet said.

According to Page Six, that conversation happened off-screen, but Gina discussed the “tea” during a confessional, saying, “I’m going to spill the tea. It’s piping hot. Just last night, Shannon told Emily and I that she had this secret about Nicole, that Nicole sued Terry Dubrow.”

At press time, there were no more specific details available about a lawsuit filed against Terry by Nicole.

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Nicole Was Supposed to Join Noella Bergener & Dr. Jennifer Armstrong as New OC Housewives for Season 16

Nicole was supposed to be the third new housewife for season 16, joining fellow newbies, Noella Bergener and Dr. Jennifer Armstrong, but she stopped filming just a few weeks into the season, Radar Online reported.

According to I Real Housewives, she was spotted out filming with Shannon, Gina, Emily and Noella in July 2021. Nicole also posted several glam photos on her Instagram Story before going private.

Former RHOC cast member Kelly Dodd revealed that Nicole insulted Emily by telling her to “go eat another cheeseburger,” but there’s no telling if viewers will get to see that on the show or not.

Fans Wondered if Nicole Was Removed From RHOC for Her Anti-Vaccine Views

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Fans speculated that Nicole’s removal from “Real Housewives of Orange County” might have also been due to her anti-vaccine views.

“So is it true that Nicole James was demoted or removed from #RHOC because she wouldn’t get vaccinated or was she forced out by Heather and production for talking about Terry’s alleged bad surgery that he did on her? You know Evolution produces Botched so they can’t have that,” someone tweeted on November 1, 2021.

On October 21, 2021, a fan account tweeted an alleged screenshot of a DM from Nicole claiming the Radar Online story about her reason for being demoted was “false,” which led a few fans to wonder what the real reason was.

Another fan tweeted that Bravo stopped filming due to Nicole’s refusal to get vaccinated.

“I think you have to be vaccinated to film with production,” the fan tweeted. “I know Nicole James for #RHOC stopped filming because she refused to get vaccinated but maybe if it’s Nashville it maybe different?”

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