ONE of West Vancouver's real housewives has reportedly hired a bodyguard after she received a series of venomous text messages last month.
Jody Claman, owner of the Glass House clothing store in Ambleside and a star of the Real Housewives of Vancouver reality series, received the rambling, typo-riddled threats in the second week of October from a sender who referred to herself as a "very close friend" of castmate and onscreen rival Mary Zilba.
"Do some research on my past no one talks to my friends this way. Your done!" the person wrote in part, according to a transcript supplied by Claman's lawyer. "Enjoy you deserve everything coming your way lolol Sweetie crack heads have nothing to lose and can't wait to meet you . . . Good luck you couldn't keep that trap of yours shut."
The writer went on to say she would encounter Claman in the near future, and appeared to imply Claman could get hurt in retribution for something she had said or done to Zilba during a recent shoot for the show's second season.
"Don't worry soon sweetie very soon. . . Oh btw Its terrible what u hear on the news these days about plastic covered ball pin hammers mutilated humans who would do such a thing. . Tying people up beating them then dropping their carnage off at the hosp.. Wow, I'd hate to be involved in any of that. . What is the world coming to."
The writer later chided Claman for reporting the texts to producers, and warned her to stay away from Zilba.
"If you so much as say 1 thing to mary tomorrow you will regret it I promise," she wrote. "The only thing you say to her is sorry for being such a disgusting disrespectful disgrace of a human being."
"My client was afraid for her personal safety," said Claman's lawyer, Brian MacKay. "These are the only credible threats," she has received in relation to the show, he added.
Claman reported the incident to the WVPD and hired a bodyguard, said MacKay.
The force investigated, and the sender was reportedly identified as a "passing acquaintance" of Claman's, he said.
"The producer did talk to the person, who admitted she had sent the text messages and . . . said she shouldn't have," said MacKay. "I am informed by the West Vancouver police that unless there are further incidents, they will leave the (file) as is."
Claman could not immediately be reached for comment. A spokeswoman for the WVPD said they would not speak to the file for privacy reasons.
The Canadian spinoff of the popular American Real Housewives series first aired in April this year. Production began for a second season over the summer.
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