Randall Emmett allegedly told Lala Kent she looked like she was “part of an exorcism” while she was in labor with their daughter, Ocean.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times published Monday, the “Vanderpump Rules” star alleged that the film producer made the comment after she was administered an IV and passed out before giving birth.
She further alleged Emmett, 52, felt “so uncomfortable” that he opted to leave the delivery room, organizing for Kent’s mother, Lisa Burningham, to fly from Utah to Los Angeles to stand in for him.
The movie producer allegedly rented a hospital suite and had his assistant deliver Fireball, NyQuil and bedding, per the LA Times.
Per the outlet, on March 15, 2021, at 6:45 a.m., Emmett reportedly returned to the delivery room as Kent, 32, was ready to give birth.
Speaking to the outlet, Burningham claimed that Emmett arrived for the birth of Ocean but left the hospital “by 8 a.m.” He allegedly did not return until Kent was discharged on March 16, 2021.
Emmett denied these claims, telling Page Six and the LA Times, “The birth of Ocean was one of the most wonderful moments of my life and I was present for every second of it.”
However, he also claimed to Page Six exclusively, that he “flew Lala’s mother out so she could share the moment with us and be a part of the birth of her granddaughter.”
In a May 2021 episode of Kent’s podcast “Give them Lala,” the new parents spoke about the day, portraying a different tone of their experience.
As Kent began telling the story of how she passed out when the nurse tried to stick her with the IV, Emmett took over saying, “Lala really doesn’t have any place to tell this part. I want her to share every beautiful moment of being the mother and giving birth to our daughter [but] this one I’m going to tell.”
After detailing that Kent actually passed out multiple times, he joked, “I’m thinking, ‘OK, if she’s passing out, she’s in the bed. She’s not going anywhere.’ But there’s a difference between an exorcism and passing out.
“Because you see your best friend and your partner, eyes going back into their head, it’s horrifying. I’ve never seen anything like this and I’ve been with her five years.”
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Kent spoke to the LA Times after the Hulu documentary — based on the outlet’s 2022 investigation of Emmett’s lawsuits and mounting debt — “The Randall Scandal: Love, Loathing and Vanderpump” was released on Monday.
Emmett slammed the doc ahead of its release, telling Page Six that he refused to participate because it was “just as biased” as the “highly biased and factually inaccurate hit piece” that the film was based on.
Kent and Emmett met in 2015 while he was still married to Ambyr Childers — who he shares daughters Rylee and London with.
The two are rumored to have been dating during the time that Emmett and Childers finalized their divorce in 2017, but they didn’t go public with their relationship until January 2018. Kent and Emmett then announced their engagement in September of that same year.
They then welcomed daughter Ocean in March 2021. However, they split in October after he allegedly cheated on her.
The ex-fiancés have been in a custody battle over Ocean since their split. However, the details are unknown.
Childers — whom he was married to from 2009 to 2017 — began seeking “sole legal and physical custody” of their minor daughters in January “for a variety of reasons.”
In court documents obtained by Page Six, Childers claimed her reason for seeking custody is because Emmett “is being investigated by the FBI for suspected child exploitation and/or pedophilia.”
Emmett denied the allegations, telling Page Six, “I am not being investigated by the FBI nor anyone else, and the notion that I am is beyond absurd.”