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Dorinda Medley Gets Candid On Last Season’s Drug Accusations & Admits She Didn’t Plan On Returning To RHONY!

Dorinda Medley has been a fan-favorite since she premiered on RHONY, but her second season was extremely tough on her, and her relationship with controversial boyfriend John Mahdessian.

They were hit with allegations of drug use and her co-stars set out to expose them as huge partiers; although most of the RHONY women have been called out for drinking/partying too much, drug use had never been called out to this extent.

While Dorinda will never deny her love for martinis, the drug accusations took things way too far and she was, “hesitant to return for season 9!

I think the whole season hampered a lot of us from coming back to the show,” Dorinda confirmed to People Now. Clarifying, “I don’t think it was just one thing. I kind of left the show last year feeling like it was quite dark.”

It’s one thing when you have the controversy and then you have the resolution and you have all those whacky moments. But, it was dark,” she recalled.

Dorinda’s dark season came to a head on at the reunion, when Sonja Morgan and Bethenny Frankel accused her of doing cocaine; however this wasn’t the B’s first time bringing it up, and she called John out on-camera multiple times! Things got even uglier when Sonja announced, “Everybody knows you do drugs.

I don’t do drugs. How would I do all these drugs when [my daughter] lives with me? I’m home every night,” Dorinda shot back!

At the time Hanna was still living with Dorinda, and although she’s moved out, Dorinda stands firm that she doesn’t do drugs. She’s since implied that they were just trying to hurt her, and really make John out to be a bad guy; I like Dorinda, but John made his own creepy impression the first time he was on camera, and he’s actually gotten worse over time.

Instead of hashing out their issues and moving on like they had in the past, everyone needed their space and a long break following the official end of season 8. “Usually after the reunion, everyone goes to dinner and they have a great time. Everybody just like slithered out of there, we didn’t even speak to each other for a month,” Dorinda wrapped.

I’m glad that Dorinda came back for season 9, and from the trailer it looks like we will see a much feistier Dorinda this year; she’s coming back ready to defend herself and her name while not taking any heat from her co-stars!

Does Dorinda do drugs? Does John? Are you glad she’s back for season 9? Were Sonja and Bethenny trying to make her look bad? Who do you believe? Will season 9 be boring in comparison to season 8? What did you think of the season 9 premiere? Expectations for the season?

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