Dr. Tiffany Moon, a newcomer to the recently-concluded fifth season of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Dallas,” will not tolerate racist attacks against her character, her lawyer said in a statement.
What happened: Moon was subjected to racist cyberbullying by family members of her co-star, Kameron Westcott, on Twitter last week. The co-stars also had an argument on the show involving accusations of racism towards each other.
- The attacks reportedly started after a viewer took offense with a message Moon had posted back in April, which stressed the importance of being “anti-racist.” She is the second person of color to appear on the show and the first Asian American cast member.
- In a now-deleted tweet, Kameron’s husband, Court, slammed the idea as “racism” and compared it to “Germany,” presumably Nazi Germany.
- “I don’t understand how many of your patients would be comfortable with you treating them with your open vile racism,” Court added.
- Kameron’s brother-in-law, Chart, then retweeted Court’s tweet, echoing his statement.
- Chart also posted a screenshot showing that Moon had blocked him, along with a claim that the anesthesiologist had been “blackout drunk” once before working on patients.
The aftermath: Moon, who immigrated from China at the age of 6, is now fighting back against the Westcott family members. She shared she was “grateful” for the support she was receiving on social media, reported EOnline.
- Court has deactivated his Twitter account, while Chart’s remains accessible.
- In a statement to Variety, her lawyer, Andrew Brettler of Lavely and Singer, described Court and Chart’s tweets as “reckless, defamatory and appalling.”
- Brettler said Moon is a professional “in every sense of the word” and is deserving of “the excellent reputation that she’s earned as a physician and as a hard working mother.”
- “These attacks on her character will not be tolerated,” the lawyer added, warning against further mentions of Moon in the Westcotts’ social media feeds.
- On Friday, Bravo issued a statement in support of Moon, saying, “Anti-racism is, in fact, not a form of racism.”
Moon’s publicist told ET that rumors of the 36-year-old leaving the show are “not true.”