Kristin Cavallari alleges that her former “The Hills” co-stars were bribed by MTV producers to discuss her “drug problem” in a sit down chat with entertainment reporter Giuliana Rancic.
As a result, she developed a reputation as a hard-partying villain on the last two seasons of the reality show. But she now says her bad girl character was all a fake and was partially fabricated by producers.
“I had two lives,” the star told Rancic. “I had the public Kristin and then I had the real me.”
The star alleges that producers encouraged her co-stars to ‘lie’ on camera and to the press about her drug use. She even claimed that one producer attempted to bribe her co-stars with Birkin bags worth $10,000 to fabricate stories about her drug problem. The attempt was unsuccessful, with Kristin maintaining that MTV was unaware of the bribery effort.
“I felt so used,” Cavallari said. “And I realized at that moment that I didn’t matter. None of us mattered. It was all about ratings.”
The star, who denies any substance abuse problems, also admitted that the show’s producers would feed the cast lines, even though it was touted as an unscripted series.
The Hills, a reality show based on the lives of young adults in Beverly Hills, made stars out of Audrina Patridge, Heidi Montag,
Lo Bosworth and Brody Jenner, among others.
Cavallari replaced main protagonist Lauren Conrad mid-way through the fifth season, with the show ending after a sixth series in July 2010.