A former cast member of The Real Housewives of New York City says she’s done with the show for good. Heather Thomson has appeared on the show for several seasons but now says the show is orchestrated and full of lies.
In the wake of the show canceling the reunion for the first time due to alleged racism and discrimination against the show’s first Black housewife, Eboni K. Williams, Thomson is setting the record straight. She says that the alleged racist comment made by Ramona Singer did indeed happen and it’s time Singer is held accountable.
Heather Thomson says she heard Ramona Singer make a racist comment about Eboni K. Williams
In an exclusive interview with Page Six, Thomson, 51, says Singer, 64, made an alleged racist comment after a tense moment between Williams and Luann de Leppes. The alleged comment has been a major area of contention and allegedly led to the show not having a reunion special, the first in the show’s history.
A production source previously told the outlet that Singer said, “This is why we shouldn’t have black people on the show” after Williams was kicked out of de Lesseps’s home. Singer has denied making the comment, calling it a “terrible lie.”
Thomson told the media outlet otherwise.
She said, “I was there and I heard Ramona say that and I freaked out,” she said. “Bravo said there was an investigation. To my knowledge, they’ve never offered or required unconscious bias or sensitivity training to the cast or producers on the show ever. I was never asked. Do they know and care about the effects [the show] has? It’s nonsense. They are not interested in people, they are interested in money.”
A spokesperson for Bravo did not comment to Page Six. Thomson was asked whether she believed that Singer has an issue with people of diversity and replied: “What do you think?”
No word on when the show returns, as it is rumored to be taking a break in 2022.