RHOM alum Lea Black slams Bethenny Frankel for going after Bravo/NBC Universal, saying that “Bethenny likes to be the hero.”
Not everyone in the Bravoverse is chomping at the bit to join Bethenny Frankel‘s reality TV revolution. Two very popular and successful Real Housewives have recently spoken out about Real Housewives of New York alum Bethenny Frankel going after Bravo/NBC Universal.
Earlier this month, Bethenny Frankel, along with powerhouse lawyers Mark Geragos and Bryan Friedman, sent a legal letter to Bravo/NBC Universal alleging “grotesque and depraved mistreatment,” including “plying cast members with alcohol while depriving them of food and sleep,” “denying mental health treatment to cast members” and “covering up acts of sexual violence.”
Lea, who appeared in seasons 1-3 of the Real Housewives of Miami, is shocked that Bethenny Frankel is going after her former employer.
“Bethenny likes to be the hero,” Lea told Page Six. “But she should be grateful. She made a ton of money and became very influential because of her association with Bravo. I can’t even wrap my head around anyone being so ungrateful for the opportunity that they want to sue the person that gave it to them.”
Meanwhile, Kandi Burruss, who has continuously starred on the Real Housewives of Atlanta for the last 14 years and has starred on multiple Bravo spinoff shows, told Entertainment Tonight she has no plans to join Bethenny Frankel’s cause.
Kandi said: “It wouldn’t make any sense for me to be a part of that. To me, if I’m working with somebody, and I feel like they’re not doing something that they should be doing, I address it right then.”
“I myself have generated millions and millions of dollars in advertising and online impressions being on reality TV and have never made a single residual,” she explained. “So, either I’m missing something, or we’re getting screwed too.”
She then noted that while reality TV stars are often considered the “losers” of Hollywood, they were the ones who “provided all of the entertainment” to TV viewers during the yearlong Writers Guild of America strike in 2007.
“It’s complete and total bulls–t,” she added. “It just occurred to me that everyone is talking about actors, and we don’t get paid s–t.”