6 Things You Didn’t Know About RHONY Star Sonja Morgan
Sonja Morgan joined Bravo’s reality series The Real Housewives of New York City in season 3 and is now one of the most famed housewives from that series. She has been featured in the media a lot lately because of her financial troubles, as well as her long awaited fashion line (and toaster oven, but we won’t get started up on that). This socialite turned housewife has put a lot out there after having much of her dirty laundry aired out for the world to see, so there’s not much we don’t already know about Sonja. She’s also appeared on shows like Rachel Ray and Millionaire Matchmaker, but we’ve dug up a few more little tidbits fans of the Real Housewives might not have known about the drinking, cussing, fashionable Lady Morgan! Here’s 8 things you didn’t know about Sonja Morgan:
6. Legal Troubles
Many fans know that Sonja Morgan loves to drink, and she’s often caught drinking a little too much. We’ve seen numerous episodes featuring her drunken antics, most recently last season in Atlantic City! And once again in the newest season of RHONY, Ramona and Bethenny are tackling the topic of Sonja’s drinking. However, what most people might not know is that Sonja has actually been charged with a DUI. This happened after she finished filming her first season, which would have been season 3 back in 2010. Sonja was pulled over in Southhampton, New York at approximately 2:16 a.m. after she blew through a stop sign. She had been partying at a friends house for Memorial Day. When she got pulled over she failed field-sobriety tests, refused to take a Breathalyzer and was subsequently charged and booked for a DUI. Yikes!
5. Financial Troubles
For the past few seasons on RHONY, the storyline around Sonja has been focusing on her legal and financial troubles. Sonja was sued by a production company for $7 million after backing out of financing a film at the last minute. Apparently her production company Sonja Productions got into business with another company called Hannibal Pictures, Inc., but Sonja was doing the financial backing for the film, but backed out when she got divorced because she no longer had the financial support from him. She and her former husband took on the project while they were still married. However, the film never got made because John Travolta, who was supposed to star in it (but had never signed any contracts), backed out. Rumor was that the movie-star was making demands that Morgan could not meet. In 2010 she filed for bankruptcy, filing to be $19.8 million in debt. The other production company sued her and a jury granted them $7 million in damages. She had to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in order to protect her assets from being seized, but thankfully she has recently come out on the other side and has now paid off her debts, but for a while, she was paying a pretty penny for her entrepreneurial mistakes.