Saturday, June 20, 2020

Blind Item #4 - Bobby Berk Blind Item

"I had a New York Housewife come into my store years ago in New York, and [she] was like, 'Oh, I'm buying this new place.' Turns out, of course, she wasn't buying it. She didn't even own the last one she had on the show that she said she owned."

"She's like, 'I want you to come in and design it all. I'm gonna put you on the show.' And I wasn't on TV yet," he continued. "I still kind of liked the Housewives, so I was like, 'Oh, OK, but just so you know, I'm not doing it for free. I don't need to do it for free. I don't necessarily know if the Housewives is really the exposure I want anyways, so I'll do it for you at cost.' And she's like, 'OK, OK, that works.' "

Berk went on to reveal that the Housewife's husband then tried to bully him into doing it for free. "Finally I was like, 'You know what? I'm not only not doing it for free, I'm not doing it anymore. I don't need this,'. She came into my store the next week when I wasn't there and told my staff that I had said she could take anything out of the store that she wanted to design her house for the shoot and here was her credit card and 'If I don't bring anything back, if I like something, you can just charge the credit card.' "

Months after the TV personality's "cleaned the store out," Berk learned about the incident when he inquired about certain things in inventory. "You could tell by the way they paused that they knew they had f**ked up," he said of his employees. "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 then confronted the "RHONY" star, telling her that she "literally stole from my store." Her response, however, was not expected. He recalled that she told him, "You know what? Then let's go to court. This'll be good TV. It's easier for us just to have our lawyer deal with it than it would be to actually pay you."

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