“I known as them up and I am like, ‘What the f–k? I can not consider you got here in right here and actually stole from my retailer.'”
Bobby Berk says he is “very choosy” in regards to the superstar purchasers he chooses to work with — and from the story he shared a few New York Housewife, he has each motive to be.
Whereas showing on “The Jenny McCarthy Show” Thursday, the “Queer Eye” star opened up about his hesitation with working with Hollywood purchasers, claiming a “Real Housewives of New York” star as soon as “actually stole” from him.
“We’ve got just a few superstar purchasers that we’re working with, associates of mine,” Berk, 38, advised McCarthy. “Due to the present, I do not actually have lots of time to tackle particular person purchasers because the one’s we’re engaged on are my associates, we have been doing it.”
“Celebrities is usually a ache within the ass typically,” he continued, to which McCarthy laughed in settlement. “Lots of occasions there will be some that anticipate all the pieces free of charge.”
Berk then recalled the destructive expertise he shared with a thriller “RHONY” star, who he by no means talked about by title.
“I had a New York Housewife come into my retailer years in the past in New York, and [she] was like, ‘Oh, I am shopping for this new place.’ Seems, in fact, she wasn’t shopping for it. She did not even personal the final one she had on the present that she stated she owned,” he stated. “She’s like, ‘I need you to come back in and design all of it. I am gonna put you on the present.’ And I wasn’t on TV but. I nonetheless form of preferred the Housewives, so I used to be like, ‘Oh, OK, however simply so you recognize, I am not doing it free of charge. I needn’t do it free of charge. I do not essentially know if the Housewives is absolutely the publicity I need anyhow, so I will do it for you at value.’ And she or he’s like, ‘OK, OK, that works.'”
“Then her husband calls and her husband’s like, ‘No, you simply really want to do that free of charge,’ and tried to bully me into doing it free of charge,” Berk continued. “Lastly I used to be like, ‘You understand what? I am not solely not doing it free of charge, I am not doing it anymore. I do not want this.’ She got here into my retailer the subsequent week once I wasn’t there and advised my employees that I had stated she might take something out of the shop that she wished to design her home for the shoot and right here was her bank card and ‘If I do not carry something again, if I like one thing, you possibly can simply cost the bank card.'”
The inside designer stated his employees wasn’t knowledgeable in regards to the “drama” with the truth star.
“They gave her no matter she wished. She cleaned the shop out,” Berk claimed. “Months and months later, there have been sure issues in stock that I used to be on the lookout for — I used to be like, ‘Hey, the place is that this?’ … They’re like, ‘Oh, they’re at blah-blah-blah’s home.’ And you could possibly inform by the best way they paused that they knew they’d f–ked up. They knew they’d been scammed. As a result of apparently, months glided by and so they known as and so they known as and so they known as, and after they couldn’t get any response, they tried to cost the cardboard, and naturally, it was declined.”
Berk then recalled confronting the Housewife on the telephone, saying, “So I known as them up and I am like, ‘What the f–k? I can not consider you got here in right here and actually stole from my retailer.'”
The Netflix star claimed the Housewife then threatened him.
Berk alleged, “They stated, ‘You understand what? Then let’s go to courtroom. This’ll be good TV. It is simpler for us simply to have our lawyer cope with it than it will be to really pay you.'”
“Should you’re any individual on this business, I would like to actually know you,” Berk concluded. “As a result of once I first met this particular person, I used to be like, ‘Oh, she’s nice.’ However I did not actually know her. I am very choosy about the kind of purchasers that we work with now — particularly in Hollywood.”
Although it is unclear which “RHONY” star Berk was referring to, a supply advised Us Weekly that the Housewife was Aviva Drescher, who starred on Season 5 and 6 of the Bravo collection from 2012 to 2014.
Actually, again in 2014, Berk known as Drescher a “con artist” on Twitter.
“Oh @AvivaDrescher, UR such a con-artist,” he tweeted in September 2014. “Guess I am not the one one you F’ed over. So pathetic!”
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