A week or so ago, the attention slore Bethenny Frankel was allegedly “stranded” and “shipwrecked”. But now the truth has finally come out.
The man who “rescued” the reality star and her husband last month after their boat supposedly broke down near Nantucket now says it was all scripted for her Bravo show, “Bethenny Ever After.”
Tim Russell told Jewish Journal that he was called to their boat by Frankel’s therapist — the vessel’s captain — at 5 a.m. to come and tow them back to shore because they had broken down. Before Russell, the therapist had called the coast Guard, but they refused help because the boat was not in danger.
Sure enough, when Russell, a 40-year vet on the water, checked their coordinates (which were read to him off the boat’s GPS, even though Frankel later claimed it had broken), he also realized the watercraft was fully functioning.
Still, Frankel’s therapist — a sailor with 30 years of experience — insisted Russell come get them, which he found extremely odd. Once he arrived, Russell noticed it was a party of nine: Frankel, her husband Jason Hoppy, the therapist and six Bravo crew members filming it all.
Russell ended up not even towing in Frankel’s boat. Instead, they started up the boat and followed him back to shore without a problem.
But that didn’t stop Frankel from jumping off the boat and kissing the dock — after the camera crew got off first to capture it all, of course.
And if that wasn’t bad enough, Frankel also lied about the $2800 tip she told Ellen DeGeneres she gave Russell as a thank-you for “saving” her life. He insists there was no such gesture made to him.
And as for Frankel’s joke that she would sleep with him as further reward, Russell said he would rather be “shipwrecked.”
Of all the things to fake for a reality show she faked a shipwreck? Someone get this woman a corner office and let her sit by herself for the rest of her life.