Dorinda Medley does not appreciate the bashing over her drinking. Although the Real Housewives of New York City star enjoys some alcohol from time to time, she made it very clear that she is not a drunk, so she gets hurt when people label her as one.
In the trailer for the show’s season ten, Bethenny Frankel confronts Medley about her drinking, saying, without a second thought that ‘you are a drunk!’
Now, Dorinda is ‘dreading to relive Bethenny [Frankel] calling [her] that horrible name.’
‘It was really hurtful, and it was mean and unnecessary. Every season, she has to label someone. ‘You are a whore. You are a loser. You are a drunk. You’re dead to me. I actually thought it was ridiculous and I think people are getting sick of that. But I think it did what she wanted it to do, which was making an impact and get her on TV.’
Of course, Dorinda did not deny that she does get drunk occasionally.
One such instance was caught on camera as well, as it happened during her Halloween party featured during the new season’s premiere episode last week.
She noted: ‘I happened to get drunk. It does not define my whole life … That is a moment when you say, ‘Hey, what is going on here? Is there something going on? And can I take you upstairs? You really should not be at this dinner.’ As opposed to using it as a moment of ‘gotcha journalism.’’
Meanwhile, co-star Luann de Lesseps’ storyline includes her getting sober by going to rehab following her arrest.
But Dorinda doesn’t think Luann has a drinking problem either!
‘I think the only time you should be critical is if you are directly hurting someone, or someone is directly hurting someone. Whatever Luann or I did, we did it to ourselves, you know?’ Would you agree?