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 Dâ€™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 wasnâ€™t aware that the bestselling author was still wearing a mic!
That’s when sources say Kavovit began to dish dirt on Dâ€™Agostino, even claiming that de Lesseps almost pulled out of their wedding a few days before it happened.
â€œAt 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,â€ the emergency Manhattan Supreme Court suit says. â€œUnbeknownst to her, Ms. Radziwill was wearing a microphone and this conversation was recorded.â€
â€œLuann texted Barbara yesterday saying she would never speak with her again,â€ the insider reveals.
Kavovit claims in her lawsuit that Radziwill needed her permission to be taped â€¦ 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 â€œlikeness and/or voice in any manner.”
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