Ramona Singer says Eboni K. Williams wasn’t blackballed by the cast

Ramona Singer denied Eboni K. Williams’ claims that most of the women from Season 13 of the “Real Housewives of New York City” were “unwilling” to “negotiate a future” with her for another season.

“What happened was, if you see the last episode, we really came together as a team, as a cast, and I really wish that happened earlier where Eboni finally loosened up,” Singer 65, said on Wednesday’s episode of More Sauce’s “Reality with the King ”podcast.

The OG “RHONY” star explained that around the time they wrapped filming for Season 13 in early 2021, the cast was “comfortable” with Williams, 39, in their circle, but that quickly changed.

“She likes to write things in the press, and the PR department couldn’t control her,” Singer alleged.

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Ramona Singer denied Eboni K. Williams’ claims that the cast didn’t want to negotiate with her for Season 14 of “The Real Housewives of New York City.”
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“She would say things and give interviews that she shouldn’t have given, and she’d say things she shouldn’t have said that really were hurtful, not really truthful. It was her viewpoint, but it made us feel not good because we’re a team. “

“She went to human resources, which was really hurtful to me,” Singer claimed.

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“She went to human resources, which was really hurtful to me,” Singer claimed.

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The “Life on the Ramona Coaster” author claimed that Williams also went to Bravo human resources and made “unfounded” allegations that she was a “racist” which in turn was really “hurtful” to Singer.

“You can call me unfiltered, not polite, always in a rush. I forget people’s names, you know. Yes, I’m all of those. But one thing I’m not – I’m not a racist. The press picked that up and they had a field day, ”Singer claimed.

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Singer shut down rumors that the “RHONY” reunion was canceled because she didn’t want to face off against Williams.
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Singer also addressed how these claims eventually led to Season 13 infamously never having a reunion – though both executive producers Andy Cohen and Lisa Shannon doubled down that it was due to timing and scheduling conflicts during BravoCon 2022.

“People were saying, ‘They’re not doing the reunion, because Ramona refuses to do it.’ And I’m like, ‘No, this is my job, my position,’ ”Singer said. “I always fulfill my position [and my] job, and I’m not afraid to do anything. “

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“Only Sonja Morgan was willing to come to the table and negotiate a future that involved me as a part of this ensemble,” Williams claimed in April.

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Singer added that fans who speculated she was “afraid” to confront Williams at a reunion was “not true at all.”

“Because of that, our show didn’t film in September,” Singer revealed. “Andy told me himself – because we have a good relationship – he said, ‘Ramona, we normally don’t start doing the next season until after the reunion airs, but we’re going to start after we tape the reunion and then we ‘re going to start filming.’ “

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“We all would have had positions, even Eboni. All of us. But because it went down, it didn’t, ”Singer claimed.
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The Bravolebrity said that if things had stuck to that plan, the Season 13 cast – including Williams – would have continued into Season 14, but because of what “went down” with Williams, that never happened.

“I don’t think you can blame a person. I think you can just blame Bravo. Bravo made that decision. I don’t think it’s I don’t think it’s a good decision, to tell you the truth, “Singer said of the network’s decision to completely reboot the“ RHONY ”cast and create an additional“ Legacy ”show featuring fan favorites from seasons past.

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Season 14 of “RHONY” has since been totally recast and features seven new women.
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“I think it’s ridiculous, but that’s my opinion, you know? I mean, Bravo, listen, Bravo’s been very good to me. I got paid very well. It opened up a lot of doors for me, but I still don’t think it was a good decision, ”she continued, calling the“ Legacy ”spinoff a“ loser show. ”

Cohen announced in March that “RHONY” will split off into two different series. Over the weekend, the network revealed the seven leading ladies who will take over the franchise: creative director Sai De Silva, model and philanthropist Ubah Hassan, home renovation guru Erin Dana Lichy, former J. Crew president Jenna Lyons, influencer Lizzy Savetsky, fashion publicist and brand consultant Jessel Taank, and brand marketing and communications professional Brynn Whitfield.

Season 14 of “RHONY” will begin filming next month. Bravo has yet to finalize casting for the “Legacy” reboot.

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