Bethenny Frankel implies Carole Radziwill didn’t choose to leave ‘RHONY’

Not her decision? Bethenny Frankel implied that her Real Housewives of New York City costar Carole Radziwill’s exit from the series is not of her own choosing.

“Bravo has reasons for not asking hwives to return. It’s based on research & focus groups & YOU,” Frankel, 47, tweeted on Wednesday, August 1. “Aside from 3 years I left, no RHONY cast member has ever quit. One saying they chose to depart & attributing it to me is fiction. It’s healthier to be truthful about a hard situation.”

Radziwill’s rep announced the 54-year-old was leaving RHONY in a statement to Us Weekly on July 25: “After six seasons on Bravo’s RHONYC, I have decided to return to what I do best —  journalism and producing. I am sure this does not come as a surprise to any of the viewers, all of whom have been supportive, encouraging, and kind. My original curiosity about reality television has waned over the years and I am focusing on TV and writing projects that better suit my more steady temperament. I have worked with amazing producers, made great friends, and I’m thrilled to leave frenemies behind. I will remember this entire experience with delight, humor, and a veracious accuracy.”

30 PHOTOS
Carole Radziwill out and about
See Gallery
Carole Radziwill out and about
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: Carole Radziwill attends an 'Enchanted Evening' with RHONY's Carole Radziwill and the TODAY Show's Lilliana Vazquez Hosted by Bronwen Smith Of B Floral on April 18, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for B Floral)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: Carole Radziwill attends an 'Enchanted Evening' with RHONY's Carole Radziwill and the TODAY Show's Lilliana Vazquez Hosted by Bronwen Smith Of B Floral on April 18, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for B Floral)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Episode 15066 -- Pictured: (l-r) Vida Javid, Carole Radziwill, Mercedes 'MJ' Javid, Jill Zarin, NeNe Leakes, Dina Manzo, Andy Cohen -- (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/Bravo)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: Carole Radziwill attends The Real Housewives of New York Season 10 premiere celebration at LDV Hospitality's The Seville, produced by Talent Resources on April 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Talent Resources)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 22: Carole Radziwill co-hosts the opening of fitness space NEO U with Cosmopolitan on February 22, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Cosmo)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY -- Episode 1003 -- Pictured: (l-r) Carole Radziwill, Bethany Frankel, Tinsley Mortimer -- (Photo by: Eugene Gologursky/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Carole Radziwill -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: (l-r) Tinsley Mortimer, Carole Radziwill, Bethenny Frankel, Andy Cohen, Ramona Singer, Dorinda Medley, Luann D'Agostino, Sonja Morgan-- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Carole Radziwill -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Carole Radziwill attends the Sony Pictures Classics' 'Paris Can Wait' screening hosted by The Cinema Society & BNY Mellon at Landmark Sunshine Cinema on May 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: Carole Radziwill attends 'The Real Housewives Of New York City' Season 9 Premiere Party at The Attic Rooftop Lounge on April 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23: Carole Radziwill attends The Opening Night of the New Broadway Production of 'Miss Saigon' at the Broadway Theatre on March 23, 2017 in New York City (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY -- 'Thank You and Good Night' Episode 919 -- Pictured: (l-r) Dorinda Medley, Carole Radziwill, Adam Kenworthy -- (Photo by: Heidi Gutman/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Carole Radziwill attends the Nina Tiari collection during, New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 3, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY -- Season:9 -- Pictured: Carole Radziwill -- (Photo by: Patrick Ecclesine/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: Carole Radziwill attends the Star's Scene Stealers event at Kola House on October 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by CJ Rivera/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Carole Radziwill attends Us Weekly's Most Stylish New Yorkers 2016 at Vandal on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Us Weekly )
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured (l-r): Mercedes 'MJ' Javid and Carole Radziwill -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: (l-r) Julianne Wainstein, Sonja Morgan, Dorinda Medley, Luann de Lesseps, Bethenny Frankel, Ramona Singer, Carole Radziwill -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Journalist Carole Radziwill visits at SiriusXM Studios on July 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Carole Radziwill -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Carole Radziwill attends L?Or�l Paris & Good Housekeeping Celebrate 50 Over 50 Event at Hearst Tower on June 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: Carole Radziwill attends Bravo's 'Below Deck' Premiere at The IAC Building on April 27, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 12: Journalist, author, and reality television personality Carole Radziwill and Adam Kenworthy attend the 2016 Breast Cancer Research Foundation Hot Pink Party at The Waldorf=Astoria on April 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 12: Journalist, author, and reality television personality Carole Radziwill attends the 2016 Breast Cancer Research Foundation Hot Pink Party at The Waldorf=Astoria on April 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07: TV personality from 'Real Housewives of New York', Carole Radziwill attends B Floral's Bronwen Smith And Bravo TV's Carole Radziwill Floral And Festival Event at Studio Arte on April 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for B Floral)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY -- 'Say It Ain't So' Episode 820 -- Pictured: (l-r) Bethenny Frankel, Adam Kenworthy, Carole Radziwill -- (Photo by: Heidi Gutman/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: Carole Radziwill attends as Bethenny Frankel launches Skinnygirl Candy at Dylan's Candy Bar Union Square on January 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Skinnygirl Candy)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 20: Carole Radziwill attends the 2015 North Shore Animal League America Gala at The Pierre Hotel on November 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 14: Carole Radziwill is seen on July 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Demis Maryannakis/Star Max/GC Images)
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

News of the journalist’s departure came after a production source told Us exclusively on July 19 that Radziwill and Frankel came to blows during the July 17 taping of the season 10 reunion. The two have been feuding ever since the Skinny Girl creator claimed during season 10 that the What Remains author’s on-again, off-again boyfriend Adam Kenworthy refused to participate in a service trip because there was no pay.

Radziwill suggested on her Instagram Story on Friday, July 27, that she left the Bravo hit for moral reasons. “If you were doing something that was forcing you to do things that went against your own value system would you walk away regardless of the pay?” she asked her followers. “Its a tough decision.”

After seeing the results of her poll, she later added: “So 80% would walk away from something that went against their own values. That’s how I felt this past year too. It’s difficult but life is long and you can’t always play the short game.”

21 PHOTOS
Bethenny Frankel out and about
See Gallery
Bethenny Frankel out and about
THE AINSWORTH, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2018/01/25: Bethenny Frankel wearing Valentino skirt, Altuzzara coat and Louboutin shoes attends Febreze Launches New Super Bowl Ad Campaign at a public appearance at The Ainsworth. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 15: Bethenny Frankel is seen arriving to the funeral for Bobby Zarin at Riverside Memorial Chapel on January 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: Bethenny Frankel, Dorinda Medley, Tinsley Mortimer and Sonja Morgan attend as ONE Jeanswear Group and Bethenny Frankel Celebrate the Launch of Skinnygirl Jeans on January 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Skinnygirl Jeans)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: Bethenny Frankel attends as ONE Jeanswear Group and Bethenny Frankel Celebrate the Launch of Skinnygirl Jeans on January 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Skinnygirl Jeans)
BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 06: Bethenny Frankel speaks at the Opening Night of the Massachusetts Conference for Women at the Boston Convention Center on December 6, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Massachusetts Conference for Women)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Bethenny Frankel attends the 2017 Delivering Good Annual Gala at The American Museum of Natural History on November 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Bethenny Frankel seen out in a pink Marilyn Monroe costume for Halloween on October 31, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: (L-R) Ramona Singer, Bethenny Frankel and Tinsley Mortimer attend the 2017 Delivering Good Annual Gala at The American Museum of Natural History on November 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Bethenny Frankel -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BETHENNY & FREDRIK -- Pictured: (l-r) Fredrik Eklund, Bethenny Frankel -- (Photo by: Greg Endries/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 14: In this handout photo provided by One Voice: Somos Live!, actor Debra Messing and tv personality Bethenny Frankel participate in the phone bank onstage during 'One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert For Disaster Relief' at the Universal Studios Lot on October 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/One Voice: Somos Live!/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 13: Bethenny Frankel arrives at the amfAR Los Angeles 2017 at Ron Burkle's Green Acres Estate on October 13, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Californi (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
SHARK TANK - ABCs Shark Tank Season 9 Premiere Event at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA. (Matt Petit/ABC via Getty Images) BETHENNY FRANKEL
HOUSTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 09: Bethenny Frankel visits with survivors of hurricane Harvey at Dress for Success Houston on September 9, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 17: Bethenny Frankel attends the B Floral Cocktail Hour at the Southampton Social Club on August 17, 2017 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)
BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 05: Bethenny Frankel attends Women's Health and FEED's 6th Annual Party Under the Stars at Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club on August 5, 2017 in Bridgehampton, New York. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Bethenny Frankel -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 13: Bethenny Frankel seen out and about in Manhattan on July 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: (l-r) Carole Radziwill, Bethenny Frankel -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JUNE 10: Dan Wright and Bethenny Frankel attend The 17th Annual Midsummer Night Drinks Benefiting God's Love We Deliver at Private Residence on June 10, 2017 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Episode 14095 -- Pictured: (l-r) Bethenny Frankel, Andy Cohen, Kyle Richards, Erika Jayne -- (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Read Full Story