Audrina Patridge Recalls Feeling “Pressured” Into Topless Photo Shoot

In 2016, Kristin alleged to Us Weekly that a producer told Lo, Audrina and Stephanie Pratt that he would “buy them presents if they called me out on camera for doing drugs.” She said Lo asked for a Birkin bag, but “never ended up getting the Birkin” for her comments.

She added, “It ended with all of the girls and I, our managers, agents, producers and lawyers in a room. I was told it wasn’t going to be a story line, and sure enough, it was on the first episode [of season 6].”

E! News has reached out to Lo’s rep and The Hills producers for comment, but hasn’t heard back. Kristin’s rep declined to comment when contacted by E! News. 

The alleged handbag incident was an important turning point for the cast, according to Audrina. “That was a moment that we all were just, like, ‘OK, enough is enough,'” Audrina shared. “So we all got together with our lawyers and we just kinda had to put our foot down.”  

She added, “People believe everything on reality TV shows sometimes, even though some of it’s manipulated and hyped up for the sake of ratings. It just gets to the point where you start getting pissed off at the producers.”