While he might be most well-known to Vanderpump Rules fans as Lala Kent’s ex-fiancé, Randall Emmett is also a producer in Hollywood — and it’s in that arena that he’s now facing several allegations of inappropriate behaviour, according to a piece published in the Los Angeles Times (though Emmett has denied all claims in the article).
As outlined in Amy Kaufman and Meg James’ LA Times piece, which involved the review of court filings and internal company records as well as interviews with former associates, Emmett, 51, is facing “allegations of abuse against women, assistants and business partners.”
Additionally, the article states that Emmett is “is accused of inappropriate behavior with women, including offering acting work in exchange for sexual favors, and of forcing assistants to conduct dangerous and illegal activity on his behalf.”
One example of allegations against Emmett which was cited in the LA Times piece is a 2021 letter sent to Emmett written by attorney Gloria Allred. According to the piece, the letter alleges that Emmett told a then-23-year-old performer (who did not want her name to be made public) “that to receive acting work from [him], she would have to perform sexual favors.” However, according to a statement to People in reference to Allred’s client, a spokesperson for Emmett, Sallie Hofmeister, says that Emmett “staunchly denies the allegations dating back to 2012.”
Similarly, Emmett denied allegations in the article via Hofmeister in a statement to Page Six, which also pointed to Emmett’s ex, Lala Kent. (Kent and Emmett ended their engagement in the fall of 2021.)
“These allegations are false and part of a now-familiar smear campaign orchestrated by Randall’s ex-fiancée to sway their custody dispute,” Hofmeister told Page Six, alleging that “Lala Kent has lied and manipulated others in her desperate attempt to win full custody of her daughter, keep her name in the press and remain relevant in reality television.”