The Real Housewives in New York City season 13 reunion was reportedly canceled during an investigation into Ramona Singer‘s potentially racist behavior.
Just over a month after Bravo officially announced that there would be no reunification, insiders reveal that a third-party investigation was launched against Ramona after Eboni K. Williams accused his teammates of racism in a formal complaint filed before the reunion special was to be filmed.
According to a report by TMZ on October 29, Bravo decided to cancel the reunion after the investigation, which included interviews with the cast and production team, led to the thesis being pushed back on a number of occasions.
“It was already a low-rated season, so there were concerns about who would tune in [three] months later, ”a source explained.
While Eboni reportedly believed that a comment Ramona had made was racially motivated, she was eventually purged due to lack of evidence in support of the allegations.
TMZ went on to say that Eboni’s claims against Ramona were not the only ones made against the long time. RHONY contributing. In fact, Eboni was prompted to file her complaint after learning a crew member had previously done the same and saw no change in her behavior.
Because the cast was unable to reunite at the end of season 13 for their annual reunion, which is typically three episodes, they reportedly lost up to $ 100,000 each.
Earlier in the month, tensions arose between Eboni and the other members of RHONY cast was reported after Ramona, Luann de Lesseps, and Leah McSweeney allegedly bolted off Dave Quinn‘s book release party due to Eboni’s arrival.
“Luann, Leah and Ramona had a pact [that] as soon as Eboni showed up, they would go, ”an insider told Page Six. “When Eboni came in from the right, they were all on the left and went out.”
“They fled as soon as she came in,” the source added.
A few days later, Leah admitted that even though “everything is ok”, she had not been in contact with Eboni.
“I honestly have not talked to her, have not seen her, have not heard too much from her,” she told Entertainment Tonight.