Kelly Dodd alleges that Bravo fined her thousands of dollars for rocking a ‘Drunk Wives Matter’ hat at her bridal shower in October of 2020.
“I got fined for wearing a ‘Drunk Wives Matter’ hat, and I didn’t even buy it,” Kelly claimed during the latest episode of David Yontef’s “Behind The Velvet Rope” podcast.
She added, “It was given to me — and I didn’t wear it on the show. It was at my bridal shower, and I got dinged for that.”
When asked how much she was fined, the former Real Housewives of Orange County star said it was a total of $16,000. She noted that the fine was for wearing the hat and “general behavior.”
“I got $16,000, and they wouldn’t tell me why, but I know one of those reasons was wearing that hat,” she explained. “It was general behavior [though], of why I got charged [$16,000].”
According to Kelly, the network wouldn’t give her “specifics” on what else she was being fined over.
“But I know I caused them a lot of grief because they did promote BLM so much,” she said.
As you may recall, Kelly caused an uproar when she posted photos of herself in the controversial “Drunk Wives Matter” on Instagram. Many felt that hat was mocking the Black Lives Matter movement.
Kelly later apologized after receiving backlash from Bravo fans.
“Over the weekend at my bridal shower, I got lots of gifts and briefly displayed them,” Kelly wrote on Twitter at the time. “One was a hat with a play on words since I’m about to be a wife; I’m on a Housewives TV show and might be drunk once in a while.”
She continued, “It was not intended to offend or make any kind of statement. Of course, I support black lives and racial equality! Thank you all. Love, Kelly.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm EST on Bravo.
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Source: Page Six