Heather Thomson was a full-time cast member on Real Housewives of New York from seasons five through seven. Us Weekly says Heather came back for the show’s 13th season but abruptly stopped filming after a fight with new housewife, 38-year-old Leah McSweeney, who joined the cast last season. Apparently, the heat got physical, as Heather said on a recent podcast that she was “assaulted this season.” Imagine if she filmed with the Real Housewives of New Jersey, she’d be saying that every week.
Heather sat with drag queens, Candy Warhol and Kiki St Clair, on the Friends Of Dorothy podcast, and let them know some tea about the current season of RHoNY which premieres next month. Apparently, things got so heated between one cast member who was trying to be the “queen bee” that things got physical.
“I get assaulted this season… The show has changed a lot, breaking the fourth wall… People were interested in putting me down, dragging me down and showing me who is the queen bee. I just don’t have time for that stuff. It’s the new girl who was intimidated and wanted to show who’s the queen bee.”
Back in March, Us Weekly reported that Heather had stopped filming after a “messy” situation with Leah:
“Heather’s popular history with the old cast and the excitement about new cast member Eboni Williams prompted production to maneuver her return. Shortly after she arrived, Leah and Heather butt heads. Heather could see Leah was acting up for the cameras and using behavior she considered demeaning and exploitative and frankly, crossed a line… Heather wanted no part of Leah so after she left that weekend, Heather had no interest in continuing the season at all and stopped filming.”
In March, Leah mentioned this mess in an Instagram Story:
“I don’t like women who slut-shame other women. Act morally superior to other women. Plastic surgery shame other women. Gossip about other women doing drugs when you know damn well they’ve done drugs also. And lastly, I don’t like when white women call black women “articulate.” Especially while acting like the queen of wokeness.”
I feel like that described every single woman ever on a Real Housewives show. Leah isn’t the only drama Heather encountered on the show, Heather and former Housewife, Carole Radziwill, did a podcast last September where they talked about “hard drugs” at a trip to St. Barts which happened in season five. Heather said that didn’t go over well with the ladies, especially Luann De Lesseps:
“My podcast comes up on the show and it’s totally taken out of context. They kept accusing me of talking shit behind their backs. They said that I was saying Luann was doing a lot of drugs which I didn’t say.”
Well, the fight with Leah must have been pretty intense if it drove Heather to leave a check. I mean, Heather was once able to stick around after Aviva Drescher threw her own leg across a dinner table at her.
Imagine what Leah did!