By Eileen Reslen
Money can’t buy you class.
(MAINNEWS) – A “drunk” Dorinda Medley was escorted out of Luann de Lesseps’ cabaret show over the weekend after allegedly being rude to staffers, NEWS has learned.
“She was asked to leave and she’s now been permanently banned from the club by management, never to step foot in there again,” a source close to de Lesseps, 57, tells us.
“She made several staffers actually cry, she was really drunk and kept yelling, ‘I don’t get paid to be here!’”
However, a rep for Medley, 58, denies that the “Real Housewives of New York City” alum was too intoxicated and instead claims she left early Saturday night because she was suffering from a “routine cold” and didn’t want to “expose others.”
“She wanted to make her exit prior to the crowd exiting so she wouldn’t expose others to her cold, she arrived right at the start of the show for the same reason,” the reality star’s publicist says.
“She was never intoxicated and made no one cry, one of Luann’s cabaret employees was kind enough to order her an Uber to get safely home. The club never asked her to leave and you can confirm with ownership she would be welcomed back any time.”
Reps at 54 Below, the New York City venue where de Lesseps’ show was held, did not immediately return NEWS request for comment.
In video obtained by NEWS, Medley can be seen dancing near audience members — not avoiding being near them.
Meanwhile, an audience member reiterates to NEWS our first source’s account, claiming they saw Medley appearing “drunk” and getting into a disagreement with a staffer.
“When we got [to the lobby], it appeared she was in a convo with someone, a young woman manager, so we waited for a pic, but we quickly realized that this was not a convo and Dorinda was yelling at the woman and getting in her face,” fan Donna Carrera alleges.
“The woman was very professional and took it. Dorinda was going on about how she basically was bringing liveliness to the show. It was almost as if Dorinda was implying she was the one that was getting the crowd riled up and causing them to have a great time.”
Carrera says she and a friend, Tae Love, were eventually ushered out of the lobby by another worker, but they saw Medley return to her table minutes later.
“She was clearly drunk and getting drunker as the show progressed and she kept jumping up to be included in the show while Luann was on stage,” she further claims. “The way she is on ‘RHONY’ was exactly as she behaved that night.”
Love confirms that she also witnessed Medley “scream” at a female staffer while “slurring her words.”
She also alleges to NEWS exclusively, “One of the employees told us on the way out that [Medley] was drunk and rude to staff and that’s why they asked her to leave, especially since she thought she didn’t have to pay her tab which is what started all the madness.”
Rumblings of Medley having one drink too many at the Countess’ cabaret show began when a fan wrote to blogger Queens of Bravo’s Instagram account, and claimed that the “wasted” reality star had to be removed from the show due to her “bad behavior.”
Several other people who claimed to have also attended the show confirmed the incident in the comments section of the post.
Meanwhile, Medley addressed the allegations during a recent Instagram Live, denying claims that she had to be forcibly removed from the establishment.
“No, I wasn’t escorted out — I left,” she said with a laugh. “No, I left because I was tired.”
Medley’s drinking habits have been called into question in the past as NEWS exclusively learned in August 2020 that she was fired from “RHONY” for being a “mean drunk.”
De Lesseps’ cabaret shows have been the talk of the town this past weekend as yet another incident took place at the “Money Can’t Buy You Class” singer’s Friday night show.
The Countess exclusively confirmed to NEWS on Saturday that a fan threw up on her from laughing “so hard” at one of her jokes.
A source close to de Lesseps adds, “What a crazy weekend at ‘Countess Cabaret,’ I heard tickets are selling fast for her next show in Tarrytown as fans are hoping to see even more drama!”