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'RHONY' Star Leah McSweeney Says She Let Ramona Singer Get Away With A Lot During Season 12

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By Lindsay Cronin

Leah McSweeney shared her thoughts on Ramona Singer and their "Real Housewives of New York City" drama during an August 13 interview with Entertainment Tonight.

After engaging in a number of tense moments with Ramona, who is an original cast member of the Bravo reality series, Leah, who was added to the show last year on the heels of Bethenny Frankel's exit, admitted that when it comes to Ramona, she let her get away with a lot during the series' 12th season.

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"I didn't even get to say this at the reunion and so I'm going to say it now -- maybe I did, I don't know -- watching, in hindsight, I actually let Ramona get away with so much," Leah admitted.

According to Leah, she may have been a bit hesitant to confront the OG because she was new to the show.

"It was my first season. I'm trying to navigate [things], I'm trying to be respectful. I'm trying to also be me. So, I feel like that's never going to happen again," she warned.

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When asked about potential regrets, Leah said she didn't have any in regard to the time she spent with Ramona before revealing that she received some apologies from her older co-star during the "Real Housewives of New York City" reunion, which was filmed earlier this month in Long Island.

"I got a few apologies at the reunion, I'll say that," Leah shares, before wondering how sincere those apologies actually were.

During season 12, Ramona poked fun at Leah for having tattoos before gossiping about her mental illness behind her back.

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"There is something about Ramona, she kinda does that, like, remember in 'True Blood' when the [glamouring], when the vampire, like, looks into [a person's eyes]?" Leah explains, giving a nod to the mind-control technique used by the show's vampire cast.

"I feel like Ramona glamours people," she continued. "I feel like she does glamouring, like, I’m not even kidding. She just does! So, it was hard to stay mad at her. She's one of a kind... She's a special, special human, what can I say?”

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While Leah has some issues with Ramona and her behavior, she admitted that the show wouldn't be the same without her.

"In some ways for better or worse," she joked. "You know, you're not like -- just because she's not 'good' -- people are saying she’s not a 'good person' or whatever -- that doesn’t mean she’s not good for the show."

To see more of Leah, Ramona, and their co-stars, don't miss new episodes of the 12th season of "The Real Housewives of New York City" on Thursday nights at 9 p.m. on Bravo.

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