The expectations for the next Real Housewives of New York season are sky high. We will (hopefully) get to see the fallout from Luann de Lesseps’ arrest, Bethenny Frankel’s hurricane relief efforts, Tinsley Mortimer’s on-again-off-again relationship, the whole cast taking fake mug shots at a workout class (and possible shading Luann), and all of the other shenanigans we’ve heard about in between seasons.
Now there’s a very serious situation that sounds like way more than an epic story line. It has been reported that the Real Housewives of New York stars thought they were boarding a luxury cruise ship in Cartagena, Colombia, but it was anything but. Apparently they almost drowned and they were all convinced they were going to die. Now there are reports that the cast is going to sue Bravo after the traumatic experience.
According to an article from Page Six, the Housewives were so distraught from the incident that Bravo has offered them counseling- as if they couldn’t afford their own therapists and don’t already have them. That just sounds like too little, too late in my opinion.
Apparently the women want to sue the network, but their contracts “make it very difficult to sue the network.” Of course.
According to a spokesperson from Bravo, “On the return trip to the mainland, the boat encountered turbulent water, which caused the anchor to deploy unexpectedly.” That same spokesperson also said, “At no time . . . was the vessel in danger of sinking, nor was a rescue required. Thankfully, everyone is fine. The safety of our cast and crew is paramount and, to that end, we are still reviewing the situation.”
Meanwhile, Bethenny tweeted, “One thing about the housewives…we never let the truth get in the way of a good story. There was a boating incident. That said, the details being reported are false.”
Other than that, I doubt that anyone is going to officially confirm anything until this part of the season airs, but there is a photo of the cast at the airport circulating on social media that looks ROUGH. Luann, Sonja Morgan, and Dorinda Medley are sitting on the ground and Ramona Singer is in a wheelchair.
TELL US- DO YOU THINK THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CAST SHOULD SUE BRAVO? WHAT STORY LINE(S) ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST NEXT SEASON?
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