“Queen Eye” star Bobby Berk leveled some serious accusations against a “Real Housewives of New York” cast member while appearing on “The Jenny McCarthy Show” on Thursday. While he wouldn’t name names, Berk said that someone from the Bravo reality show scammed his employees at his brick and mortar store in New York City and “cleaned the store out.”
Berk said it all started when the cast member came into the store — Bobby Berk Home — and said she wanted him to design her new place.
She also promised that she could get him on the show, which he was skeptical about, but he agreed to design and furnish the new apartment at cost.
After the two had reached an agreement to do the work, Berk says he got a call from the housewife’s husband who tried to bully him into doing it all for free. Berk finally got fed up with dealing with the couple, so he terminated the agreement.
That’s when things went south. Berk says she showed up at the store when he wasn’t there and told the staff he’d told her she could take whatever she wanted for a Bravo shoot and she would return the items.
“They gave her whatever she wanted. She cleaned the store out,” Berk said.
“You could tell by the way they paused that they knew they had f–ked up,” Berk continud. “They knew they had been scammed. Because apparently, months went by and they called and they called and they called, and when they could not get any response, they tried to charge the card, and of course, it was declined.”
Berk said he later learned that she didn’t even own the apartment, it was owned by Bravo for her to use during filming. He claims when he finally was able to confront the cast member, she threatened to sue him and said that it would make good TV.
He said he learned from that incident that “celebrities can be a pain in the ass.” Berk is now much more careful who he agrees to work with, especially if they’re in the entertainment business.
“If you’re somebody in this industry, I need to really know you because when I first met this person, I was like, ‘Oh, she’s great.’ But I didn’t really know her,” he said. “I’m very picky about the type of clients that we work with now — especially in Hollywood.”