Dorinda Medley‘s love for a cocktail or two has led to some of the funniest moments in Real Housewives of New York City history. But costar Bethenny Frankel wasn’t laughing on Wednesday’s all new episode, when she sat down with the reality star and accused her of having a drinking problem.
“I don’t want you to get your fur up ’cause I’m going to be super, super kind,” Frankel told Medley as the two headed to Puerto Rico for one of the Skinnygirl mogul’s B Strong relief missions. “You go to a 16 out of 10 and I need to really say it to you — the way that you sometimes treat me is worse than , I just cut you slack because you’re a drunk.”
The accusation came hours after an awkward dinner in Miami the day before their trip that Medley attended with Frankel and her “core group” of relief workers.
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There, Medley appeared to be slurring her words and was criticizing one of Frankel’s colleagues — a move that led Frankel to tell Medley not to come to Puerto Rico the next day.
“Good. Then I won’t come,” an apparently intoxicated Medley said, getting up and leaving the table. “Thank you so much. Then I won’t I was excited. I was happy to be here. And you did this. I was so happy. Good. I’m done. You always ruin everything. S— show. Whatever.”
Frankel was frustrated. “It’s sad because Dorinda seems to abuse alcohol,” she told viewers. “I would say acting this way at 7:00 at night to people who only have good intentions would indicate that there might be a problem.”
“Before this dinner, Dorinda and I sat in my room talking about and drinking wine. And then right before walking into the restaurant we were sitting in the hotel bar having another drink while we waited. And I think Dorinda did a little pregame before she got there. She wasted,” said Frankel.
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But though she was annoyed, Frankel wasn’t upset with Medley.
“She likes to drink. I think it gets the best of her,” Frankel explained. “And I think she’s aware of all of this. I think she’s beating …
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