Vicki Gunvalson Of Real Housewives Of Orange County Praises Brooks Ayers For Help In 'Vicki's Vodka'

CEO Robert Williamson III Says "Ayers Played Insignificant Role"

Aug 02, 2013, 13:41 ET from Robert Williamson III

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vicki Gunvalson, a headlining personality on Bravo's TV show, "The Real Housewives of Orange County," posted an entry on the BravoTV blog on July 29, 2013, in which she thanked David Brooks Ayers for his assistance in forming the business Vicki's Vodka.

"My problem is that Vicki is inaccurately thanking Ayers on my behalf. While I understand that Vicki Gunvalson is in an on-again, off-again personal relationship with Brooks Ayers and is being gracious in mentioning that he had an influence on the business, I want to be clear that Vicki Gunvalson does not speak for my behalf and the opinions that she has expressed are not shared by me in any way," said Robert Williamson III, CEO and Co-Founder of Vicki's Vodka.

"I understand that Vicki Gunvalson is trying to be kind. However, in trying to be polite to Brooks Ayers, Vicki has downplayed the fact that she is a savvy businesswoman in her own right and that it was Vicki Gunvalson and I who formed Vicki's Vodka. And it is the hard work and dedication of Vicki Gunvalson and myself that has led to the success of Vicki's Vodka. I want to be clear that Brooks Ayers has had absolutely nothing to do with that growth, recognition and success.

"Brooks Ayers is not involved with Vicki's Vodka and will remain uninvolved in the future. Contrary to what might have been posted and circulated online, Brooks Ayers and I are still involved in litigation related directly to issues between the two of us involving the business of Vicki's Vodka, which originally threatened to cause harm to the growth and future of the business and the relationship between Vicki Gunvalson and I as business partners.

"I am extremely proud of the growth and success of Vicki's Vodka, and I look forward to continued successes with Vicki Gunvalson as my business partner in our Vicki's Vodka ventures. I know that the company will continue to grow and prosper as it has done so far, without the involvement of Brooks Ayers."

Vicki's Vodka

Vicki's Vodka is made from wheat harvested from premium farms in the United States and natural spring water from California Wine Country.  Only the finest ingredients are used to produce organic Vicki's Vodka.

The five-stage distillation process in American-made copper stills eliminates all impurities, leaving the product ready for multi-stage charcoal filtration. This technique is the final stage of production of Vicki's Vodka handmade vodka.

Vicki's Vodka won two prestigious awards in 2013: a Gold Medal for Plain and Orange vodka at the Beverly Hills International Spirits Competition, as well as a Silver Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

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SOURCE Robert Williamson III