Brad Goreski has a new show, burgeoning career as a stylist and a penchant for wearing really adorable bowties--But of course all anyone wants to talk about is what went down with Rachel Zoe, when the two parted ways earlier this year. And we can see why, because damnit if a good he-said-she-said isn't always juicy.
In a recent interview with The Daily Beat, Goreski says that Zoe's accusations of betrayal are completely false. “I think it’s unfortunate that she decided to take the angle that she did because it’s not the truth,” he said. “It’s unfortunate that all of the time that I spent with her, and the many lengthy conversations that we had discussing my departure from working with her, that she would choose to character assassinate me on television.”
As for Zoe's assertion that he tried to steal her clients, Brad says, "That’s not the truth. And she knows that’s not the truth. I didn’t even say goodbye to a lot of her clients because I didn’t want anything to be misconstrued as me soliciting anybody.”
“I just think it’s unfortunate that she feels so competitive with me in a way,” he added. “Because I left to create a name for myself–and not to ride on any of her coattails. She’s so incredibly successful, that a stylist starting out–I don’t know what kind of threat that is to her. Maybe she thinks I’m incredibly talented. Who knows.”
Zoe, for her part, didn't say silent. Apparently, in response to Brad's comments for the story, Zoe and Rodg released a statement through their representative saying, “Rachel and Rodger are amused by his convenient interpretation of events and have no additional comments.” Burn.
Brad also points out that he gave Zoe two-and-a-half month’s notice and trained his replacement before leaving. He says since then he's reached out to her several times--something he told us back in September--but received no response and that he hopes someday they can be friends again. "Maybe one day we’ll be able to speak again, but if she chooses to not, then I guess that’s the way it has to be,” he said. “People are saying, ‘What’s the problem?’ There is no problem from my side. I don’t have any problems with her.”
That doesn't sound like a backstabbing, money-grubbing ex-assistant to us. Or are we just blinded by his adorableness? Who do you think is in the right?