Luann de Lesseps was accused of drunkenly offering a series of impromptu and unwelcome performances at a gay piano bar on Wednesday night, where she told upset patrons “f-ck you.” However, according to The Real Housewives of New York City cast member, she wasn’t kicked out of the venue.
After Luann visited Townhouse with Jim Kierstead, the Tony Award-winning producer of Kinky Boots, sources claimed the 56-year-old had arrived drunk and quickly became irate with patrons who weren’t happy that she wouldn’t give up the mic.
“She monopolized the piano, but that isn’t how it works; you sing [one song] and move on,” a source told Page Six on March 17. “Luann thought she was doing her act. She tried to sing [her own song] ‘Money Can’t Buy You Class,’ but they didn’t know it. They know standards.”
“The piano player was like, ‘I don’t know the song,’ and she responded, ‘It’s a hit!’” the insider continued of Luann’s track, which allegedly sold 19,000 digital copies.
The source went on to say that the liquored-up RHONY cast member wouldn’t stop “belting out jumbled versions of songs” as the night continued, and ultimately, the crowd, which included drag queens Tiffany Anne Coke, Shiny Penny, Lauren Ordair, and Chandilier, “began booing her.”
Another insider shared that Luann was “yelling at the gays, ‘You don’t know me! I’m a cabaret star!‘” She “yelled at the other patrons on the microphone” and then was “thrown out for getting aggressive with the bar’s customers.”
Amid the claims, Luann, who has faced sobriety concerns in the past, told Page Six that after rehearsing for her upcoming cabaret show at Feinstein’s/54 Below, she went to dinner and was