REPORT: Bethenny Frankel Pitched Show to Bravo Months Before Allegations, Details Revealed, Plus Paige DeSorbo Untags Herself from Bethenny’s Posts, as Dorinda and Lea Black React to Claims

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REPORT: Bethenny Frankel Pitched Show to Bravo Months Before Allegations, Details Revealed, Plus Paige DeSorbo Untags Herself from Bethenny’s Posts, as Dorinda and Lea Black React to Claims

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Bethenny Frankel seems to be losing some of her former allies amid her reported legal war against Bravo over allegations that the network is mistreating stars.

According to sources, the Real Housewives of New York alum recruited two powerful attorneys in her crusade against the network. The lawyers wrote a legal letter accusing Bravo of “grotesque and depraved mistreatment of reality stars and crewmembers.”

An insider speaking to Page Six claimed that, six months ago, Bethenny pitched a show to the same network she’s now slamming. They claimed the show – which potentially would feature blogger/actress Eva Amurri, the daughter of Susan Sarandon – would feature wealthy Connecticut families and their children.

A source alleged there was a bust-up with the production company and Bethenny, and the show was eventually shelved, although the network was theoretically still intrigued by Westport’s ‘nepo’ residents.

A rep for Bravo told the outlet, “We don’t comment on shows that were potentially in development.”

Meanwhile, an insider close to Paige DeSorbo told the outlet she untagged herself from Bethenny’s posts about the cause, and she hasn’t actually spoken to Bethenny despite the RHONY star’s recent claims.

Then, Bethenny’s former castmate Dorinda Medley seemed to suggest she didn’t agree with Bethenny’s claims.

“My experience has been positive. I’ve been part of the network for nearly 10 years, and I’ve loved getting to share my journey with the viewers,” she told Page Six.

Bravo alum Lea Black commented, “Bethenny likes to be the hero … But she should be grateful. She made a ton of money and became very influential because of her association with Bravo.”

She went on to say, “I can’t even wrap my head around anyone being so ungrateful for the opportunity that they want to sue the person that gave it to them.”

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