One insult that is tossed back and forth on Real Housewives is the suggestion that one cast member or another has a drinking problem. Now some are saying that it is the Bravo production staff that keeps the booze flowing. Though most jobs don't allow employees to drink on the job, on the Bravo reality shows, it's allegedly encouraged.
Page Six says that former RHONY cast member Aviva Drescher complained to production about being urged to take shots on camera.
"I told the head producer, 'I don't want to do a shot. Can you just fill it with water?' And they said no."
Aviva says she felt bullied into drinking while working for Bravo.
"I was so weak and so intimidated by the production team, and I had just gone through all the negotiations of my contract for the second season and those were demoralizing," she said. "I took the shot. I felt tremendous pressure to do it."
This season, Bethenny pointed out to Dorinda that she sometimes drinks too much, and in past seasons, both Ramona and Sonja were called out for possibly having drinking problems (and ironically, both created their own brands of alcohol).