RHONY’s Carole Radziwill Slams Bethenny Frankel for “Moronic” Comments and “Gaslighting,” Labels Her a “Dum-Dum” as She Insists Michael Cohen Took Tom Kissing Pic

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RHONY's Carole Radziwill Slams Bethenny for "Moronic" Comments and "Gaslighting," Labels Her a "Dum-Dum" as She Insists Michael Cohen Took Tom Kissing Pic

Carole Radziwill is clapping back at Bethenny Frankel after her former friend and Real Housewives of New York City co-star denied her claim that Michael Cohen was behind an infamous photo that showed Tom D’Agostino Jr. kissing another woman while engaged to now-ex-wife Luann de Lesseps.

After Bethenny took to her TikTok account to say that Carole’s claims were “so insignificant and so stupid,” and that she was discussing “something [she knew] nothing about,” Carole surfaced on Instagram, where she shaded Bethenny’s “moronic” statements and accused her of gaslighting.

Last week, while appearing on Heather McDonald‘s podcast, Juicy Scoop, Carole said Michael, a former Donald Trump attorney, informed her that he was behind the photo during a dinner date with a mutual friend.

“He’s like, ‘I know you.’ and I’m like, ‘You don’t know me.’ He goes, ‘I know you. I met you 10 years ago with Aviva Drescher. … I know all those effing Housewives.’ … He gets Harry Dubin on the phone,” Carole recalled. “Then we started talking about Tom or the wedding. And he’s like, ‘Oh, please. … Of course, I know Tom, who do you think took the picture?’ And I was like, ‘Wait, what do you say?’ And he goes, ‘Who do you think took the picture [at] The Regency?’ Michael Cohen!”

“He said, ‘I took the picture.’ … [He said] Tom eventually knew that Michael Cohen had taken the photo that ended up being forwarded to Bethenny and ended up being on the show,” she added.

But after the interview went live, Bethenny denied Carole’s claims.

“No, Michael Cohen did not take the photo at the Regency of Tom,” she told her fans and followers on TikTok. “The woman who did take the photo at the Regency is texting me right now … People should not quit their day jobs, and you need to trust and check your choices because it’s dangerous to listen to just anybody spew their mouth off about something they know nothing about.”

Now, in a post shared to her Instagram Story, Carole is firing back.

“I normally do not respond to moronic comments by ‘a source close to Frankel.’ But it’s a masterclass in gaslighting [and] deflection of narcs,” Carole began, as seen in a post shared on Reddit on August 12.

Along with Carole’s post, she included a screenshot of a Page Six article in which a source close to Bethenny said, “Who cares? Carole Radziwill has talked extensively about her journalism career. Maybe she should call Michael Cohen.”

“I did speak to Cohen… that was the point of the story. He was the source, dum-dum,” Carole replied.

RHONY carole radziwill slams bethenny as a 'dum dum' for 'moronic' comments about michael cohen

The Real Housewives of New York City season 14 airs Sundays at 9/8c on Bravo.