7 Of The Real Housewives Of New York City’s Biggest Scandals
The reality television series known as the Real Housewives is all about drama and scandal. One of the most popular shows within the franchise is the RHONY and that’s because these women are not only rich, but they are some of the biggest business savvy socialites living in the big apple. The guaranteed drama that comes from filming a bunch of loud and opinionated women together fuels the shows entertainment factor, and the ladies love to up the antics when the cameras are around, but unfortunately for the producers of the show, sometimes the biggest drama happens off-camera! Here’s some of the biggest scandals from the women on The Real Housewives of New York City:
7. Sonja Morgan DUI
Sonja had just finished filming her first season of The Real Housewives of New York City with Bravo when she was pulled over by the cops while driving. She managed to stay out of the hot seat and away from any real conflict while filming, but it all caught up with her off camera. Sonja was pulled over early on a Monday morning in Southampton, New York after she blew through a stop sign at 2:16 a.m. She had been partying at a friends house for Memorial Day and, while she’s known for her partying ways, no one expected this! After getting pulled over, she then failed field-sobriety tests, refused to take a Breathalyzer and was charged with a DUI.
6. Kelly Bensimon Charged with Assault
Kelly Bensimon was on The Real Housewives of New York City from season 2 until season 4 and during her time on the show she was famous for feuding with Bethenny Frankel and talking in nonsensical circles and her infamous breakdown on “scary island” while on vacation with the women in the Virgin Islands. During her first season of filming, Kelly was involved in a domestic violence scandal after she was arrested on March 5, 2009 for punching her then fiance, Nick Stefanov, in the face. The former model attacked him during an argument and gave him a black eye with a laceration under his left eye. The whole incident was extremely odd because afterwards Bensimon denied she was engaged to him even though he insisted they had been engaged for several weeks and together for 3 and a half years. In the end, Bensimon filed a restraining order against him and she was charged with a misdemeanor and third-degree assault. However according to NY Daily News, she made a deal with prosecutors to have the charge removed from her record. The rocky couple have been spotted together since the incident, but continue to insist they are not an item.