Since Vicki wasn't taking Brooks' calls after she text broke up with him, I could see Brooks either calling the house phone or Ryan to relay a message to Vicki. Ryan being so calm and saying "I don't do that" when it comes to beating women... well.. he does and that makes it feel so staged.
I saw an "ETA" note at the very bottom of the original article posted up-thread a ways.
Brooks states these recordings were made in September 2012.
I loathe Ryan's treatment of Fairy Duster, to be sure, but...Well, if those recordings were in September 2012 and Ryan was installing security cameras, etc., all over Vicki's property when the season first started, the time line would be about right since I believe this current season just ending started filming in October/November'ish.
If Brooks were making accusations about "beating her ass" and other physical threats, I can almost understand Psychosoldier going apeshit with the security cameras. If he was deployed and Brianna and Troy were to be residing at Casa Gunvalson, and with Brooks apparently a perceived loose cannon, I can almost make myself understand his logic in wanting a security system to protect all of them in his absence.
But, no matter how I try to twist it to fill in the blanks, I just cannot for the life of me understand how the Brooks situation would have caused him to twist off on Fairy Duster.
To me, the disproportionate degree of anger he demonstrated towards Fairy Dusty for putting her feet on the couch is still worse by comparison than a drunken Brooks' threats to "beat her ass."
Maybe there's more than the 2 little snippets in that article that we'll hear at the reunion but I kinda/sorta understand the security equipment now.
It's a battle of the douches in OC. Slade may be Douchelord but Ryan and Brooks must be Doucheking and Doucheprince. In no particular order.
Edited by Persnickety13, Aug 20, 2013 @ 10:45 PM.