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November 04, 2015 04:00 PM

As several cast members from The Real Housewives of Orange County attempt to shut out Vicki Gunvalson (in part due to her ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers’ alleged fabrications about having cancer) by threatening not to film with her anymore, Gunvalson has found an unlikely ally in former franchise star Brandi Glanville.

“I just though she got a bad rap,” The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills vet Glanville told PEOPLE at the Rhonda’s Kiss All-Star benefit concert to raise funds for cancer care in Los Angeles on Tuesday. “Without her and Brooks this season, they wouldn’t have had a storyline, and now they’re saying they don’t want to shoot with her? It disgusts me!”

Glanville, who left her show earlier this year after a negative social media backlash, said she doesn’t think Gunvalson should get the ax because of Ayers’ behavior.

“She fell in love with the wrong guy. She believed him. She trusted him. She was lonely,” added Glanville, 42. “I get it. I’ve dated the wrong guy, trust me. You want to believe what they say. Maybe in the back of your head you know it’s not true, but maybe you’re so in love or lonely and don’t want to lose that companionship.”

As for Ayers, Glanville said she believes the universe will take care of him.

“Is he gross? Yeah. If he doesn’t have cancer, God forbid, I feel sorry for him. Karma is a bitch,” Glanville said. “But don’t go after her. If they didn’t have her on the show this season, they wouldn’t have anything to talk about.”

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