LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – RHONY asks this week did Sonja Morgan sleep with Carole Radziwill’s ex Russ Irvin. Bravo loves a plotline that asks a question. “What did Brandi Glanville say about Adrienne Maloof’s family” still holds the prize for the biggest viral question, pushed by Bravo, but never answered on air. This season, Carole Radziwill appears to be the brunt of “Questions by Bravo”. First it was “did Carole Radziwill hire a ghost writer”. Now it’s “did Carole Radziwill’s ex Russ sleep with Sonja”. Who knows, maybe by the end of the RHONY season Bravo will be asking “What did Carole say about Adrienne Maloof’s writer”.
Carole Radziwill tells viewers this week in her Bravo TV post that Russ did not sleep with Sonja Morgan. In fact, Russ does not even recall who Sonja even is. The Women of the Big Apple don’t do shade. This is not Peachtree, or a Pillow Talk in Buckhead with a woman strutting around in a bad blonde wig. This is Park Avenue to Battery Park, where the “battery” is Gossip by Bravo.
Carole writes “The thing about rumors is that everyone believes something about them, even if they are completely unfounded. There have been studies about this. As a rumor travels, it grows shorter and more concise and then it is much more easily told. After five or six retellings, regardless of how untruthful it might be, a rumor sounds completely plausible.”
Tell that to Kyle Richards who notably last shouted at Lisa Vanderpump for bringing up faux Mauricio cheating rumors on RHOBH. “When you bring it up, we are giving it a platform!” Carole tell news “And that’s all it takes to fuel a rumor.” But while there is no shade in NYC, except from the buildings, Carole strikes back. “It’s hard to imagine she even remembers St. Barth’s. She was drunk most of the time. In fact, just after meeting Russ, she did a [dance] with a floor lamp, who was probably flirting with her, too. “
And what does Russ say about this all? Carole adds “Russ says he never [hooked up with] Sonja and I believe him but hey, things happen. If that rumor is even partly true it says nothing about me and everything about Sonja. None of it good. Sonja says people are always taking advantage of her except, well, when she is taking advantage of them.”
Another episode of Questions by Bravo, and RHONY, returns next Tuesday to the network.