The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here: reality TV gold — the night when Aviva Drescher throws her prosthetic leg on ‘The Real Housewives of New York City’. The housewife caught up with HollywoodLife.com to tell us why she doesn’t regret the heated moment.
The Real Housewives of New York City has seen its fair share of drama, but never before has a fight gotten so intense that a limb has been thrown among the ladies. On the July 22 season finale, Aviva Drescher is “ambushed” by the housewives and takes off her leg and throws it “across a 5-star restaurant.” Click below to WATCH!
‘RHONY’: Aviva Drescher Throws Leg Across Table
Aviva Drescher is not only a cast member on RHONY — she’s also a brave amputee. However, tonight, the tables turn for the worse when it comes to her leg. Aviva literally throws her leg across a table in a fit of rage against the housewives!
“Not many people can take off their limb and throw it across a 5-star restaurant! That’s a skill,” Aviva jokes. She tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY, “It’s kind of a joke, but throwing my leg across the table really does show that amputees can do everything!”
We love Aviva’s courage and the fact that she raises awareness for amputees, showing off her prosthetic leg on national television, but we must admit, it also makes for some must-see-TV when she takes it off and uses it, as a threat against the housewives on the season finale (Tuesday, July 22, 9/8c, Bravo).
That’s one way to stop a cat fight, right?
What — Or Who — Caused Aviva To Throw Her Leg?
“There’s no happiness or regrets,” Aviva tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY of the heated moment. “It’s more of an it-is-what-it-is moment. The scene speaks for itself…I was really just making a point. I often tend to exaggerate to make a point with my words and this time I did it with my actions.”
But what — or who — caused her to get to that point? Well, in the promo, Heather, Kristen and Aviva’s arch enemy Carole, talk mad smack about her before the infamous party scene. There’s no telling what exactly prompted the ultimate boiling point, but if you’ve been watching Season 6, you know that Aviva hasn’t been spending much time with the clique.
“I felt very attacked all season. I felt in that moment very attacked,” Aviva admits. “I felt that my voracity for the truth was being attacked about my health issue, which was at the time asthma. I wanted to make a point. My leg was already detached under the table because sometimes I loosen it up for comfort. I had these three shrews attacking me and I really wanted them to stop. I thought I would try banging my leg on the table, and it worked! It worked because some of them moved away.”
She takes it all in stride, joking, “Sometimes my leg just gets away from me!”
Aviva Lashes Out Against Carole & The Other Housewives
Despite the major cattiness, some housewives do stay by her side at Sonja’s party, which obviously turns into a full-on blowout bash. “I felt a lot of support from Sonja. I felt support from LuAnn. And even Ramona!”
Of course, she doesn’t have such nice things to say about the other ladies.
“The other women, their reactions will speak,” Aviva tells HollywoodLife.com. “In general, for some people, the sight of somebody handicapped is revolting. It seems like Kristen’s reaction is very telling, and she seems to be repulsed by the sight of a prosthesis.”
She adds, “I think that Carole’s behavior speaks of a serious mean, vengeful, incurable defect in her personality, and so whenever she says anything [to me], it means absolutely nothing.”
If you thought that was harsh, think again. “I’m lucky, I just lost a leg and I can replace it with a prosthesis. Carole, in my opinion, lost her humanity.”
And that’s not all. Watch out, Heather! “I think that Heather and Kristen are [Carole’s] followers, and they’re her body guards. They’re practically her employees.”
It’s obvious that Aviva isn’t so fond of many of the ladies so does she want to return for another season?
“That’s a day at a time decision. I have no idea,” she admits. But if she does, it’s for a purpose. “I’ve gone back simply to raise awareness for amputees and to lead people to the proper care, and give them guidance and give them hope. To tell them that life without limbs is limitless.”
HollywoodLifers, are you Team Aviva or do you side with some of the other RHONY ladies? Can you believe that Aviva actually threw her leg? WATCH the sneak peek above, and sound off below!
— Elizabeth Wagmeister