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Was Bethenny's "Lost At Sea" Story A Hoax?!

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Now see, this is what happens when producers don't do their jobs. People start blabbing the truth! Someone better find this guy's confidentiality contract and FAST!

Last month, we reported a horrifying story about former "Real Housewives of New York" star Bethenny Frankel, who was allegedly lost at sea for 21 hours after her boat ran into some technical problems and it's GPS stopped working. Bethenny was recently on Ellen DeGeneres' show to retell the dramatic story in her own words, but there is someone else who wants his side of the story heard. The man that "rescued" the reality star and her crew recalls the tale quite differently and is coming forward to share his drastically less traumatic version of the story.

According to Tim Russell, the owner of the boat tow company that came to Bethenny's rescue, he received a call from her therapist that day, who was also on board with them, asking for a tow. As they had already called the Coast Guard, who wouldn't come to their aid because they were in "no danger," he gave Tim their location's " exact coordinates, which he read off of the GPS system."

So, they had a working GPS. Okay, fine. What good is a GPS if your boat isn't working and you can't get back to shore. That's still pretty scary, right? Sure it is - except that wasn't the case for Bethenny and Co.! Tim reveals that when his crew arrived on the scene:

" …the boat was fine. There were 9 people on the boat. Bethenny, Jason, the therapist, and a Bravo film crew of six. They did not need a tow, as the boat was fine."

In fact, they were so fine, they didn't even need a tow! They simply followed Tim and his wife back to shore with their fully-fucntional boat with an equally functional GPS.

Now, ready for the cherry on top? In her interview with Ellen, Bethenny claimed that she gave her brave rescuer a $2,800 tip for saving her, Jason and the crew. Tim says that never happened, but regaled about how Bethenny strangely kissed the dock when they got to shore - after her crew jumped out ahead of her to film it, of course!

A liar and a cheapskate? For shame!

Call the writers in, Bravo! It's time for some major damage control!!!

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20 comments to “Was Bethenny's "Lost At Sea" Story A Hoax?!”



  1. 1

    Wow, that's mighty f'd up.

  2. Heh says – reply to this


    2

    LMAO! her mother was right and you were defending her



  3. 3

    I think Bethenny is obnoxious, but I'm suprised she would do this. Most reality tv shows are made up from manupulated and contrived situations tho so….it is what it is.



  4. 4

    I think there's a special room in hell for those in the entertainment industry (actors, musicians, agents, producers, tabloids, etc) who take part in lying/misleading to sell their movies/cds/tv shows/margaritas. They'll invent ANYTHING, just to stay in the news. They say it's just business, but if someone convinces you to lie it doesn't make you less of a liar.



  5. 5

    "… ran into some technical problems and it's GPS stopped working."

    "its", "its", "ITS"

    Please review the rules for when to apostrophe possessive personal pronouns.

    e.g.
    Possessive personal pronouns, serving as either noun-equivalents or adjective-equivalents, do not use an apostrophe, even when they end in s. The complete list of those ending in the letter s or the corresponding sound /s/ or /z/ but not taking an apostrophe is ours, yours, his, hers, its, theirs, and whose.

    Note that's from wikipedia, so it may not actually be a "complete" list. :-)



  6. 6

    such is the life of a reality star ;-)
    always having to create drama to keep their ratings up
    and "create" is the operative word
    if I were Jason I'd get out of her life fast and try to take Bryn with him
    that poor child will not have a great life with such a neurotic attention seeking mother..who will someday be trying to compete with her own daughter for attention



  7. 7

    i hate bethany. this sounds like something shed do. but if Jill did anything like this shed be the first to twit something mean about it. all those bravo bi***s are exactly like, willing to sell their soul and their family's souls for 15 minutes of fame



  8. 8

    of course she lied anf OF COURSE you believed it. dipshit



  9. 9

    Re: phoenixfreak92 – were is this shedf you are talking about? in your backyard?



  10. 10

    Re: raypearson – sorry typo SHED



  11. 11

    If they were stranded and no one came to their rescue for weeks Bethenny would have been the lone survivor… the girl has not eaten in decades. Anyone who believes anything these "reality stars" say or do should be banned from breeding.



  12. 12

    I think its time to make an adjustment to this blog if you want to be taken seriously. Time to evolve. No more opinion. Just state the story. Media 411. Entertainment news. Period. Your perspective is stunting your growth and this blog perez.



  13. 13

    Never watched her shows…..but know I don't care for her …. based on her being so dang skinny immediately after giving birth and claiming it was natural or some sh*t like that…..Can't she go away already?????



  14. 14

    Of course it's a lie. You can NEVER trust a jew.



  15. 15

    Here mother was right



  16. 16

    my best friend's mom makes $77 an hour on the computer. She has been out of job for 9 months but last month her check was $7487 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read about it here MakeCash10.com



  17. 17

    Re: raypearson – shed as in she'd. dont know if ur trying to b funny or if ur really that slow



  18. 18

    She is a fraud, everything about her is a fraud. She and her father are nothing but con artists.



  19. 19

    I used to like her but not any longer. I watched the Ellen show with her on it and I for some reason felt through the entire interview that she was lying about the story on the boat. I just felt it. Now I think that everything about her is a lie. I like her husband and must agree that I think she is using him as a toy right now and will hurt him very badly very soon.



  20. 20

    wow you mean a no talent, shallow money chasing, fame whore, who lies about everything including the products she sells reality star, would lie and do this ……nah no way