Brooks disappeared back in 2015 after the whistle was blown on his cancer scam. Ayers forged medical documents stating he was suffering from Stage-3 Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. This caused a major divide between Vicki and some of her Real Housewives of Orange County cast mates. They all believed Vicki to be involved with the lie. Vicki spent most of season 11, apologizing to frenemies Tamra, Shannon, and Meghan, for the lie and the damage it caused. Still denying any involvement what-so-ever, to this day.