Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Andy Cohen And Bethenny Frankel Slam Aviva Drescher For Claiming That RHONY Producers Force Cast To Drink While Filming — Aviva Responds!

Andy Cohen is shutting down Aviva Drescher's recent allegations that Bravo producers push alcohol on Real Housewives cast. On Sunday, Cohen addressed a Page Six article in the New York Post with a headline that read: “Housewives Cast: ‘Show drove us to drink.’”

Cohen, who is also the executive producer of the Housewives franchise, called the article the “equivalent of the print version of clickbait.”

“I mean, this article is so dumb,” Cohen said on his Instagram story. “It’s a lot of quotes from Aviva complaining about the show, basically.”

As previously reported, Drescher, who starred in seasons 5 and 6, said the show’s production team could go too far with their eagerness to liquor up the cast and alleged she was once pressured to take a shot of alcohol while filming.

Bethenny Frankel spoke up about the topic on Twitter and directly called out Drescher for her recent claims.


“As the person responsible for putting you on RHONY, I take offense to you misrepresenting the truth & saying producers prodded you to drink,” tweeted Frankel. “As someone here since day 1 with 13 years of reality TV experience, it is a flat out falsehood.”


However, Aviva stood by her claims and responded to Bethenny's tweet. “I am so happy for you and your experience,” she wrote. “I was once asked to do a shot with Ramona for a make-up scene (suggested by producers). When I asked producer to fill my shot with water I was refused and told that I HAD to drink the shot with alcohol. That happened.”

Meanwhile, Bravo denies Aviva's accusations. “The franchise follows the women in their real lives. No one is pressured to drink alcohol,” a Bravo spokeswoman told PEOPLE in a statement. “If the network, production company or castmates have deemed that someone is putting themselves at risk in their overall lives, we have taken and will continue to take responsible action.”

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