Jason Oppenheim has defended his Selling Sunset co-star Davina Potratz, after she faced series backlash following the latest season of the show.
The co-founder of the luxury real estate brokerage The Oppenheim Group said that Davina was “simply misunderstood”, after she received harsh criticism after the popular Netflix show aired.
“She is a consummate professional,” he told Entertainment Tonight, “I think that she has an honesty about her that I think can be misconstrued and I think that, you know, perhaps misinterpreted.”
“I would certainly say she’s a good woman, for sure. There’s nobody at this brokerage that I wouldn’t say that about.”
The news comes after Davina spoke exclusively to Goss.ie about the “insane” death threats she has received after she questioned whether Chrishell Stause was really “blindsided” by her ex-husband Justin Hartley – who filed for divorce last November.
“The comments are so ridiculous, like the most insane death threats you can imagine,” she said.
“Like ‘I wanna put ice picks through your face and throw acid at you’, ‘You should jump off a building with your hands in your pockets’, ‘I’ll slice your veins and put you in a body bag’ like crazy crazy stuff.”
“It’s really shocking that people are at such a dark place with themselves that they would wish that for anyone – especially someone they’ve never met and know nothing about. They weren’t there, they don’t know what happened,” she continued.
“It’s really terrifying, like what do you hate so much about your own life that you would wish that on a stranger?”
“Why would I ever engage or give them the time of day? As soon as I see those types of messages I just block and delete because I don’t want to absorb that type of energy,” Davina said.
“It doesn’t matter what they think because they have no information. I took a lot of heat for that.”
Speaking about the shocking moment she questioned Chrishell’s divorce at Christine’s wedding, Davina said: “Everyone there knows what happened and they know it’s not as bad or dramatic as what you see.”
“All of the ladies were having a conversation, including Chrishell, and she was not angry or upset. She was upset about talking about the topic in general which I completely understand.”
“I appreciate that the show has to show it in the most interesting and dramatic way but… Me and Chrishell were just texting a few days ago and we’re in a good place. I really do have compassion for her.”
“I have no idea what happened, none of us do and it’s none of our business,” she continiued.
“It became a topic because she chose to talk about it. Chrishell is not mad at me, we’re cool. I know what happened, the ladies know what happened…”
“As far as the two sides, I was taking a neutral position because I had no information. That does not mean that I defend Justin or that I’m not compassionate towards Chrishell. I absolutely support her,” Davina insisted.
“Her and I are not the closest of girls but it doesn’t mean that I don’t defend her. I just wanted to be as fair as possible. I’m kind of shocked that people were like ‘How could you say that?’ because how could I judge without any information?”
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