Following Vainness Honest’s investigative report into Bravo, which had been Ramona Singer’s residence base for 13 seasons of Actual Housewives of New York Metropolis, the fact star has been pulled from the community’s upcoming fan conference, a supply with information confirmed to VF.
The piece detailed, amongst different issues, an investigation into Singer’s alleged use of the N-word in a dialog with a Black crew member throughout season 13 of RHONY. Shed Media, Warner Bros. Discovery, Bravo, and NBCUniversal declined to touch upon the particular accusations in opposition to Singer as famous in complaints. When requested by VF if she used the N-word in dialog with a Black member of manufacturing, Singer responded, “By no means.”
Shortly after publication, a Web page Six reporter additionally requested Singer to touch upon the allegations. In a screenshot of her reply revealed on the publication’s web site, she tried to defend herself by saying she actually stated “NWord” as an alternative of the slur itself—earlier than writing the slur out in abbreviated kind, adopted by an ellipsis.
The 66-year-old actuality star was initially slated to seem at BravoCon—an annual conference for the community’s devotees that, after two years in New York Metropolis, can be held in Las Vegas this weekend. Singer was set to take part in a panel for the brand new season of Peacock’s Actual Housewives Final Ladies Journey, which debuts in December, alongside fellow legacy RHONY solid members. She and daughter Avery Singer additionally deliberate to promote their model, BachBoss, in a sales space on the on-site Bravo Bazaar, in accordance with TheWrap.
As reported by VF’s Anna Peele, Singer was the topic of a number of complaints for alleged misconduct throughout her closing season of Actual Housewives of New York Metropolis. After a heated trade together with her then-co-star Eboni Williams, who was the primary Black solid member on RHONY, “Ramona slammed her fingers on the desk. She goes, ‘This is the reason we didn’t want Black individuals on the present…. That is gonna break our present,’” in accordance with somebody who was current for the scene. Singer emailed VF this “completely” didn’t occur. “The truth is, I supported including numerous solid members effectively earlier than earlier than [sic] Eboni was added.”
That season, Singer additionally allegedly advised a Black lady staffer, “There’s so a lot of you guys right here now, please don’t change your hair as I’m not gonna be capable to bear in mind anyone’s names.” Singer says this was typical of her habits: “It was a [sic] strictly a commentary on my lack of ability to recollect names. […] For example, simply final week I noticed a photograph with me and Travis Kelce from 2016 on Watch What Occurs Stay and I believed he was Jax Taylor,” she emailed Vainness Honest, referencing a white Vanderpump Guidelines solid member. In line with two individuals acquainted with manufacturing, at one other level, Singer exclaimed, “There’s so many Black chicks!” (Singer denies saying this, although footage that aired within the season reveals her utilizing the phrase “Black chicks.”)
At one other level, Singer allegedly advised season 13 senior producer Darian Edmondson that an interplay with Williams reminded her of when Jewish colleagues referred to her utilizing a “Catholic slur” when she was a younger lady. She says they referred to as her a “shiksa,” a Yiddish time period for a non-Jewish lady. Edmondson says she replied by saying, “Ramona, I do not know what you’re speaking about,” to which Singer stated, “Oh, it’s actually like any individual calling you a n-gger.” (Singer says she “by no means” stated the N-word and that this account is a “misrepresentation.” “I did describe an incident the place I used to be referred to as a shiksa whereas working in school,” she wrote to VF, “however I didn’t evaluate the the [sic] two experiences.”)
In line with a number of individuals who labored on season 13, different manufacturing members went to Warner Bros. Discovery HR about Singer’s alleged remarks throughout filming. Williams tried to give up the present on November 6—the identical day Singer allegedly used the N-word, although Williams wasn’t conscious of the incident on the time. RHONY was utterly overhauled the next yr, with a brand-new solid deployed for its 14th season.