RHONY's Heather Thomson claims she personally heard Ramona Singer say 'racist comment' & hints Bravo never investigated
REAL Housewives of New York's Heather Thomson claimed she personally heard her co-star Ramona Singer say a "racist comment" on the show's reunion and hinted that Bravo never investigated.
Heather continued on to hint at why she cut ties with the Housewives franchise, saying that the scenes the franchise "machine" claim to be reality are "fake."
In an interview with Page Six, Heather, 51, made it clear she'd "reached the end of the road with The Real Housewives of New York" after quitting one week into filming last season.
According to another interview with The Post, Heather went to the show because producers "wanted to empower women," and she found that her experience was anything but.
She claimed: "They're showing women behaving badly and at each other's throats."
Heather stated with Page Six that she can "no longer be a part of a 'machine' that rewards this – or of scenes she alleges are fake."
One of Heather's final straws was when she claimed she watched firsthand at the RHONY reunion last month as Ramona, 64, made an alleged racist comment.
A production source claimed that Ramona said: "This is why we shouldn't have black people on the show," in reference to Eboni K. Williams after Luann de Lesseps kicked Eboni out of her home.
However, Ramona denied ever making the comment about her co-star and called it a "terrible lie."
Heather alleged: "I was there and I heard Ramona say that and I freaked out."
She continued: "Bravo said there was an investigation. To my knowledge, they've never offered or required any conscious bias or sensitivity training to the cast or producers on the show ever.
"I was never asked. Do they know and care about the effects [the show] has? It's nonsense. They are not interested in people, they are interested in money."
The Sun has reached out to Ramona for comment.
'NEVER SAID THAT'
Eboni filed an official complaint with Bravo over Ramona's alleged "racially insensitive comment."
After denying the statement, Ramona continued: "It’s very disappointing that even after my name was cleared that people still want to slander me.”
Due to her confidentiality agreement, the reality star claimed she has been unable to share her side of the story.
Another source told the outlet that Ramona and her co-stars had reportedly gone through sensitivity training and other such related programs.
After receiving Eboni's complain, Bravo reportedly launched a third-party investigation into the matter.
Eboni, 38, is allegedly "dissatisfied" with the investigation's findings, which had reportedly cleared Ramona of any wrongdoing.
THE DINNER PARTY
Since back in August, RHONY fans have been calling for Ramona to be fired from the show due to her allegedly "racist" behavior at Eboni's dinner.
During her Black Shabbat dinner party, Eboni had been planning to raise awareness over the struggle of minorities.
Eboni's friend, Linara, told a personal and devastating story about how she and her son almost died in childbirth.
Linara claimed the doctors at the hospital had refused to give her pain medication.
The doctors supposedly thought she was a drug addict and reportedly misdiagnosed her serious pain.
Ramona then shared her own story and claimed how a black nurse had allegedly refused to give her pain medication while she was in labor.
RAMONA UNDER FIRE
Ramona was also slammed for her allegedly "racist" behavior toward Kenya Moore on the wild new premiere of Real Housewives Ultimate Girl's Trip.
Fans were shocked as Peacock surprise-released the highly-anticipated spinoff series days early but quickly became furious Ramona.
The premiere showed Ramona and Kenya, 50, alongside a mix of women from various Housewives franchises as they spend a week at a luxurious Turks and Caicos oceanside villa.
Joining them are RHOBH’s Kyle Richards, 52, RHOA’s Cynthia Bailey, 54, RHONJ’s Teresa Giudice, 49, Melissa Gorga, 42, and Ramona’s cast mate, Luann de Lesseps.
The drama started early in the episode as Ramona and Kenya got into a blowout fight before their private plane even landed.
As the real estate agent was discussing her split with ex husband Mario Singer, she revealed she began flirting with other men before their divorce was finalized.
Ramona said: “I was into him. I was flirting. That is when I decided I couldn’t be with my ex-husband anymore, it was over."
Kenya pressed why Ramona was flirting with another man while “still married” which appeared to have struck a nerve with the New Yorker.
“Yeah, because I was getting f***ing divorced, b**ch,” Ramona screamed towards Kenya.
The comment only infuriated Kenya more, who fired back: “That is unacceptable, what you’re not going to do on this trip is call me a b***h.
“I don’t know how you are in New York, but b***h you are not going to disrespect me.”
Ramona landed in further hot water as she repeatedly called Kenya by her rival’s name, Porsha Williams.
Despite being corrected by the entire group that “Porsha is not here” and “that is Kenya,” Ramona continued to make the mistake.
Attempting to explain her behavior, Ramona claimed: "I don't really know Kenya! I only know Porsha. I haven't really watched the show this season.”
Reacting to the situation, Kenya said: “I think it was an honest mistake,” she explained in a confessional but added a devilish smirk when she warned: “but she shouldn’t do it again.”
Kyle predicted that Ramona would make this mistake, previously saying on the plane: “The funny thing is, I was looking at things online of all of us coming here…
“And they were like, [Ramona’s] going to start calling Kenya 'Porsha.' I didn’t know what that meant and then today she did.”
Viewers were furious with Ramona, with one tweeting: “Ramona calling Kenya Porsha is a bit… how can I say it… racist. It’s giving ‘all black people look the same’ vibes.”
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