Bethenny Frankel wants Raquel Leviss to keep “playing hardball” with Bravo.
The “Real Housewives of New York City” alum told “Entertainment Tonight” Thursday that the “Vanderpump Rules” star should continue her negotiations for Season 11 and “get paid” as much as possible post-Scandoval.
“The girl was a punching bag for everybody on every talk show in the entertainment industry,” Frankel, 52, explained.
“So you get beaten up? Like Erika Jayne did, get paid,” she continued. “You’re gonna put me in a ring with [Mike] Tyson, I’m gonna get paid.”
The Skinnygirl founder — who does not consider Leviss having an affair with Tom Sandoval behind her friend Ariana Madix’s back to be a “big deal” — also praised the former pageant queen, 28, for missing the cast’s Lake Tahoe trip last week.
“She should not be shooting,” Frankel said. “She should be negotiating a contract that says … ‘I got dragged through the streets, and I was abused mentally.’”
However, the “Big Shot with Bethenny” star acknowledged that someone struggling with their mental health should “absolutely not” pursue a reality TV career.
Bethenny Frankel encourages Raquel Leviss’ negotiations with Bravo. Bethenny Frankel encourages Raquel Leviss’ negotiations with Bravo