Douglas Elliman drops Ramona Singer after report of racial slur
Bravo star joined Michael Lorber’s team at the brokerage in 2021
Ramona Singer is out of a job at Douglas Elliman after Vanity Fair published a behind-the-scenes exposé into Bravo’s “Real Housewives” franchise.
The former “Real Housewives of New York City” star was axed by the residential brokerage on Tuesday, Page Six reported. The firing appears to be part of the fallout from the outlet’s reporting Singer used the N-word in a conversation with a Black crew member during filming for the last of her 13 seasons on the show.
Elliman did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Real Deal. Representatives from Bravo and for Singer didn’t immediately provide comment to Page Six.
Singer isn’t Elliman’s only tie to the “RHONY” franchise. Broker Kelly Bensimon appeared in the show’s third season with Singer years before joining the brokerage, but the two were castmates again in Bravo’s ongoing spinoff, “Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip.” Bensimon joined Elliman’s Holly Parker Team in 2019 and launched her own team in 2022, the same year the firm named her Rookie of the Year.
Elliman agent Erin Lichy was among six new cast members revealed after a lengthy production pause. The network blamed “scheduling challenges” for the holdup between seasons, but Vanity Fair reported the delay was due to a reunion canceled when Singer refused to address the alleged racial slur before the show was revamped entirely.
A complaint was filed after the alleged incident, but an internal investigation into the incident was “inconclusive.” Page Six reported Singer, in a text with a reporter, tried to downplay her use of the word after the report had also caused her removal from the three-day BravoCon in Las Vegas.
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