A longtime friend of Luann de Lesseps sued to try to stop this week’s Real Housewives of New York episode from airing, RadarOnline is reporting, in a last-minute attempt to avoid airing an embarrassing conversation in which she trashes hubby Tom D’agostina!
Barbara Kavovit, a former contractor who started a line of women-specific tools called DIYVA, was speaking with Housewife Carole Radziwill at a recent charity event in Manhattan. It was no secret that Bravo cameras were rolling at the event, but when Kavovit asked to speak with Radziwill in private, she apparently wasn’t aware that the bestselling author was still wearing a mic!
That’s when sources say Kavovit began to dish dirt on D’Agostino, even claiming that de Lesseps almost pulled out of their wedding a few days before it happened.
“At approximately 10 p.m. in the corner of the restaurant and away from any filming activities, (Kavovit) had what she believed to be a private conversation with an individual known as Carole Radziwill,” the emergency Manhattan Supreme Court suit says. “Unbeknownst to her, Ms. Radziwill was wearing a microphone and this conversation was recorded.”
“Luann texted Barbara yesterday saying she would never speak with her again,” the insider reveals.
Kavovit claims in her lawsuit that Radziwill needed her permission to be taped … but New York state law requires consent by only one party member.
Kavovit is now asking a judge to bar the show from using her “likeness and/or voice in any manner.”
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