Medley says he hopes the Queer Eye star has his “five minutes of fame,” and tells him to go for it next time.
Dorinda Medley It doesn’t make it nice when it comes to “Queer Eye” Bobby Berk’s theft allegations against a mystery woman in the cast of “Real Housewives of New York.”
Without naming names, Berk told Jenny McCarthy last week that one of the women “literally stole from him,” and many assumed he was talking about former star Aviva Drescher, whom he once called a “scammer” on Twitter.
Appearing in “Chanel in Town with Chanel Omari”, current New York housewife Dorinda Medley criticized Berk for turning him into a blind item and portraying, in his eyes, the entire cast in a “negative” light.
“What’s the point? Where are we going with this? The weather is terrible,” Dorinda said after being asked about her interview. “Here’s the thing, say who it is or don’t say it at all. I don’t do riddles, okay?”
“You are painting the picture very broadly on many housewives and I think it is putting a negative tone on housewives,” he added. “So say who it is or don’t say it at all. I don’t shoot sideways, I shoot straight.”
Dorinda added that she does not know Aviva as well as they did not appear on the show at the same time. When the host said he didn’t think Drescher would steal and called Berk “tacky,” Dorinda agreed.
“You know what, five minutes of fame, I hope you did it, I hope you liked it, let’s keep moving it,” he replied. Instead, tell a story about me, I’ll go there and find out the truth. Dorinda Medley was a bitch this season! “
Bobby Berk from ‘Queer Eye’ claims a ‘RHONY’ star once he ‘stole it’: ‘she cleaned the store’
In his original interview, Berk recalled a negative experience he shared with a mysterious “RHONY” star, whom he never mentioned by name.
“A few years ago, a New York housewife came into my store in New York, and [she] It was like, ‘Oh, I’m buying this new place.’ Turns out, of course, she wasn’t buying it. She didn’t even own the last one she had on the show she said she owned, “she said.” She said: ‘I want you to come and design everything. I’m going to put you on the show. And it wasn’t on TV yet. I still liked housewives, so I thought, ‘Oh, fine, but just so you know, I’m not doing it for free. I don’t need to do it for free. I don’t necessarily know if Housewives is really the show I want anyway, so I’ll do it for you at cost. And she says, ‘OK, OK, that works.’ “
“So her husband calls and her husband says, ‘No, you just need to do this for free,’ and she tried to intimidate me into doing it for free,” Berk continued. “Finally I said, ‘You know what? Not only am I not doing it for free, I’m not doing it anymore. I don’t need this.’ She came to my store the following week when I wasn’t there and told my staff that she had said that he could get anything out of the store he wanted to design his house for the shoot and here was his credit card and ‘If I don’t bring anything, if I like something, you can just load the credit card.’
The interior designer said his staff was not informed about the “drama” with the reality star.
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“They gave him what he wanted. He cleaned the store,” Berk said. “Months and months later, there were certain things in the inventory I was looking for. I thought, ‘Where’s this at?’ … They are like, ‘Oh, they are in the house of blah, blah, blah.’ And it showed from the way they stopped that they knew they had faked. They knew they had been swindled. Because apparently, months passed and they called and they called and called, and when they couldn’t get any response, they tried to load the card and of course it was rejected. “
Then Berk recalled confronting the Housewife on the phone and said, “So I called them up and said, ‘What the hell? I can’t believe you came here and literally stole from my store.'”
the Netflix The star claimed that the housewife threatened him.
Berk alleged: “They said, ‘You know what? Then let’s go to court. It will be good television. It is easier for us to have our lawyer deal with it than it would really be to pay you.'”
“If you are someone in this industry, I really need to meet you,” Berk concluded. “Because when I met this person the first time, I thought, ‘Oh, she’s great.’ But I really didn’t know her. I’m very picky about the type of clients we work with now, especially in Hollywood.”
After telling his story, this 2014 tweet reemerged, leading many to believe he was talking about Drescher.
Oh @AvivaDrescher, UR is a scammer. I guess I’m not the only one you’ve fallen in love with. Very pathetic! http://t.co/q0dpeO368t #matthewsatz #RHONY
– Bobby Berk (@bobbyberk) September 15, 2014 @bobbyberk
Chanel’s full interview with Dorinda falls on Tuesday, June 30.