Leah McSweeney

Leah McSweeney’s Boxing Coach Disses Eboni K. Williams For “Betraying” Her

The Real Housewives of New York no longer exists as we knew it. But that doesn’t mean the former cast is done feuding. And what better way to make your displeasure known than to throw some shade on social media.

Season 13 was short a reunion. There was no closure and no clarity as to what really happened. Poor ratings and declined interest resulted in a total cast revamp. There was also the tension between Eboni K. Williams and some of the other cast, including Leah McSweeney, Luann de Lesseps, and Ramona Singer.

Page Six reported that another familiar RHONY face has jumped into the fray in support of Leah. Boxing coach Martin Snow took to social media to defend his favorite client and accused the Bet On Black author of “betraying” her.

“In other news, I got blocked by Eboni for commenting on a bulls–t claim she made about McSweeney in a book she wrote,” Martin captioned an Instagram post.

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The Trinity Boxing CEO continued with a challenge for authenticity from Eboni. “If you believe it back it up,” Martin wrote. “If you think McSweeney was using you as a sidekick say it to her face.”

Of course, Eboni is only speaking to her truth and feelings. Clearly, she perceived that Leah was using her for social justice clout. And in defense of Eboni, one can point out that Leah was not as vocal about social justice issues before RHONY cast its first Black housewife. Martin then defended the Married To The Mob founder and called her “one of the most loyal people.”

“Enjoy the 30 pieces of silver they gave you to betray her,” he continued, referencing the payout Eboni received for Bet On Black. “You’ll need it. As far as the rest of the show goes, at least they tried.”

Speaking of the show, Real Housewives of New York was revamped with a completely new cast after a disastrous season. Eboni’s efforts to bring awareness to social justice issues were met with resistance and the group dynamic was thrown off balance.

“Fighting for justice on BRAVO is kind of like fighting global warming on the Food Network,” Martin opined.

Martin included a photo of Leah, Eboni, and Sonja Morgan posing together at his gym. Reconciliation is on the table, but only on the grounds of authenticity. He added, “Anyhoo, hope you unblock me someday do I can do my part in keeping things real. By the way, my dog has his own instagram account so if you get any snide remarks from a sarcastic pit bull it’s not me.”

So what triggered this post? Presumably, Martin was responding to a Newsweek essay that Eboni wrote about her time on the show. One excerpt said of Leah, “I suspect she felt that I would be a great sidekick to that ascension, perhaps regarding me as being a kind of Lisa Turtle to a Kelly Kapowski.”

Certainly, Eboni would not have agreed to such an arrangement. She stated, “As you can imagine, being the Black sidekick was the last thing I had in mind.”

Though her rep did not respond to comment, Leah made her feelings known by “liking” Martin’s post. Eboni’s rep has yet to respond.

Eboni has indicated in the past that her friendship with Leah onscreen was fabricated by producers. She described Leah as “friendly colleagues” in a November 2022 interview.


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