Is Carole Radziwill Accusing Aviva Drescher’s Husband Reid Of Illegal Activity?

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Ooooh goody – it seems slander works both ways on Real Housewives of New York. And if this accusation is true it seems we'll soon have another Housewife being investigated by the feds. Bravo sure leaves no stone unturned. 

After Aviva Drescher has gone on national television to accuse Carole Radziwill of using a ghostwriter for her acclaimed and lyrical memoir What Remains, Carole is fighting back.

In her newest blog she reveals that Simon & Schuster, the publishing house that published Aviva's memoir, calls Aviva's allegations a "joke". But that's not all… Carole calls into question Reid Drescher's business practices.


Carole writes: 

Reid is pitching in now, ganging up on me in the Drescher slander/smear campaign, and he's also implicating Simon & Schuster. I’m surprised he would engage in this at all, I'd think he would know better.

I expect Reid to understand the nuance of business relationships and slander. Imagine if I went on the show and told Ramona or Kristen that word on the street is Reid’s client’s are suing him for misappropriation of funds, or that word on the street is the SEC is investigating his business practices. 

Hey you guys, there’s a lot of gossip going around. There are a whole bunch of words, on lots of streets! I would think Reid would understand the implications of what he is saying, even if his wife is clueless. But no.

O-U-C-H! I have to admit. I have heard these rumors about Reid's dealings before, but there are, as Aviva says, lots of words on the street! We're waiting for more information to come to light. (If you have any, by all means, please let us know! xo).

Moving on, Carole explains why she hasn't taken legal action against Aviva for slander. "I continue to have an excellent working relationship with Aviva's publishing house (Simon and Schuster), who is also my publisher. We are in agreement that what the Dreschers have said has no merit or credibility. All of this is a sad and desperate attempt to try to cover up Avivvy's own deceit, and also help her seem relevant on our show. I have nothing more to say about it."

Well, there you have it. According to Carole, word on street is Reid is a crook. And word on the street is Aviva is a kook with a penchant for lying. And word on the street is I am tired of bookgate!

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