Season 13 of Real Housewives of New York is going to show off some major changes. Dorinda Medley has exited the show and will be “making it nice” at the Bezerkshires without Bravo’s cameras. Eboni K. Williams joined the franchise, becoming the first Black RHONY cast member.
Viewers were concerned when sophomore Housewife Leah McSweeney wanted a pay raise to return. Well, batten down your tiki torches, because she signed on the dotted line. Leah is sober this season, so viewers may see a different side of her.
Mama Heather Thomson returned as a Friend of the Housewives. Holla! Heather left the franchise in 2015 but popped up last season at Dorinda’s dinner party in the Berkshires. In November of 2020, Heather confirmed that she would be part of Season 13. “I really like dropping in on the show. Since I left, I’ve been back,” Heather commented.
Heather’s return was short-lived. In the RHONY Season 13 trailer, Leah screamed at Heather, “Why do you have to be in everyone’s business like a Karen?” Wow!
US Weekly reported that Heather seemingly slammed Leah during an interview on the Friends of Dorothy podcast. “I get assaulted this season. The show has changed a lot, breaking the fourth wall,” Heather explained. “People were interested in putting me down, dragging me down and showing me who is the queen bee,” she shared.
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“I just don’t have time for that stuff. It’s the new girl who was intimidated and wanted to show who’s the queen bee,” Heather added. Heather quit filming RHONY in March, supposedly because of her issues with Leah.
Heather had “minimal interaction” with Leah until this season, so she was surprised by Leah’s outbursts. A source stated, “Heather could see Leah was acting up for the cameras and using behavior she considered demeaning and exploitative and frankly, crossed a line.” Well, that sounds like Leah all of last season. “Heather wanted no part of Leah so after she left that weekend Heather had no interest in continuing the season at all and stopped filming,” the source added.
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Leah reacted on her Instagram Story, and Queens of Bravo shared the screenshots on Twitter. “I don’t like women who… slut-shame other women. Act morally superior to other women. Plastic surgery shame other women,” Leah said. “Gossip about other women doing drugs when you know damn well they’ve done drugs also.” Oh, the shade! “And lastly I don’t like when white women who call black women ‘articulate.’ Especially while acting like the queen of wokeness,” Leah added.
Leah was likely referencing Heather making a comment about co-star Sonja Morgan getting a face lift during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live. Heather also alleged that some of her co-stars used “strong drugs” during a RHONY trip.
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Leah shared a screenshot in another post, which showed her reaching out to Heather. Leah’s caption denied that she bullied Heather. (There is some rough grammar ahead.) “This narrative that I bullied her off the show and she is a victim is so False I typically wouldn’t say anything but it’s just so far from the truth that I must,” Leah wrote. “Was also dealing with losing my grandmother during that time and I reached out to her to apologize for yelling at her and calling her a karen.”
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