Kyle Cooke Claims Bethenny Frankel Is Exploiting Raquel Leviss

Kyle Cooke , Bethenny Frankel, Raquel Leviss
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Summer time Home’s Kyle Cooke isn’t shopping for Bethenny Frankel’s intentions relating to her podcast interview with Raquel Leviss.

“The irony of all of it: Bethenny cashing in advertisements as she ‘exposes Bravo exploits’ and offers Rachel ‘a voice,’” Cooke, 41, commented on a put up from Two Judgey Ladies on Instagram on Thursday, August 17. “She actually has extra advert spots than every other podcast I’ve ever listened to. Rachel received’t see a dime lol. I guess she needed to pay her method to fly to B simply to report this. If this was a real PSA it will be advert free.”

Throughout her three-part podcast look, Leviss, 28, opened as much as Frankel, 52, for the primary time since she accomplished psychological well being therapy at a middle in Arizona. Leviss defined that she selected to go on Frankel’s podcast as a result of she’s utilizing “her case for instance of exploitation” on the earth of actuality TV. (Frankel has additionally been outspoken about how actuality TV stars don’t get royalties.)

“[The backlash] appeared disproportionate to me,” Frankel advised Leviss of the commentary surrounding the SURver’s months-long affair with Tom Sandoval. “I used to be watching clips on social media and listening to about this Scandoval — that had a reputation, was being marketed and it was being pumped by the PR machine. And I did say … ‘All people’s gonna be extra well-known than they have been earlier than due to this.’ And my thoughts was, ‘They’re on a actuality present. It’s set in a bar, is what I believe. It’s fueled by alcohol and partying and a number of affairs. So what respectfully, what the hell is the large deal that everybody’s speaking about?’ … And I stated your identify simply for instance of what I imagined to be someone who had been exploited. And for the remainder of your life, that content material shall be on the market with out compensation.”

Leviss additionally shared that the Bravo community has been “laughing” and “working to the financial institution” to revenue off of the success of the present in mild of the scandal.

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“I haven’t seen a single penny. … It’s not truthful. … And I really feel like I’ve been portrayed as the final word villain,” Leviss defined. “My errors that I’ve made on digital camera stay on eternally. And also you talked about one thing concerning the dependancy of doing actuality TV and the best way and the best way that they at all times dangle that carrot in entrance of you, like, ‘Properly, you’ll want to inform your aspect of the story in any other case it’s gonna be written for you.’ And that’s terrifying. So I nearly went again, I do know simply due to that.”

Frankel went on to say that Leviss deserved a much bigger paycheck after her affair introduced the community a lot extra success.

Summer House’s Kyle Cooke Flips the Script on Bethenny Frankel: 'Rachel Won't See a Dime'
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“As people who find themselves partially produced … Let’s simply say that it’s actual in a really unreal circumstance. So now you have got one of many three characters that may’t even afford to pay to your therapy that you simply simply went by,” Frankel stated. “As a result of it’s my understanding that you simply receives a commission in a yr lower than my interns receives a commission.”

Lisa Vanderpump has since denied Leviss’ claims, telling TMZ on Thursday that Leviss was paid $361,000 for season 10.