Gasp!!! Public School? The Horrors!
Posted by tinselkitty on May 22, 2011
Really, Luann? You really think anyone is going to believe the timing on this is just comically unfortunate? Do you honestly believe that Housewives fans are that stupid? Fans, you gonna take that? Aw, hell, even if I gave you the benefit of the doubt (which I don’t, duh) I would assume you couldn’t afford the high tuition cost anymore. Yeah, I wouldn’t be charitable in my assumptions about this at all. At. All.
Now I am so glad Bravo included that filler scene with Luann and Victoria in the kitchen, talking about how Victoria didn’t want to move back to the city because she didn’t want to leave her friends. Don’t care if she can still hang out with her buds on evenings and weekends. We all know school friends are pretty much your life when you’re 16. I figured it was groundwork for the upcoming scandal of a teenager smoking weed (SHOCKING!!! SOMEONE NOTIFY THE AUTHORITIES!!!) but now I’m guessing the editors gave us a bonus because they knew we’d eventually find out Victoria got the heave-ho. Another reason for extra editing time? Hmm…
Am I the only one that noticed that Luann’s dating Ross and her kid
goes to went to Ross? Anyone? Am I the only one giggling? Ah, ’tis okay.
From Page Six –
Victoria de Lesseps, the teenage daughter of “The Real Housewives of New York City” castmate Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, left the tony Ross School in the Hamptons soon after a video of the young de Lesseps rolling what looked like a joint and using a racial slur appeared online.
While sources tell us Victoria was asked to leave the school after the video episode, the always super-collected Countess LuAnn strongly denies to Page Six that her 16-year-old daughter leaving the school had anything to do with it.
Her rep told us, “Your information is incorrect. Victoria withdrew from Ross School five months ago, but it was unrelated to the video. She is happily looking forward to studying art in Paris this summer.”
The scandal broke in January after “Housewives” castmate Ramona Singer posted a link to the YouTube video on her Twitter feed, stating, “the countess’s daughter rolling a cigarette swearing n – – – – r!”
The clip quickly reverberated through the blogosphere. LuAnn, who wrote the etiquette book, “Class With the Countess,” was said to have found out about the clip while filming a music video in Atlantic City.
The video of Victoria quickly disappeared from YouTube and Singer later apologized to LuAnn, while the countess reportedly called her daughter’s actions “unacceptable.”
It’s not known if administrators at the private Ross School, where tuition can run upward of $45,000 a year, took note of the brouhaha over the video. Past students have included Billy Joel‘s daughter. But by spring, Victoria was already enrolled at a public school in the Hamptons.
Victoria had earlier attended Miss Porter’s prep school in Connecticut, but transferred to the Ross School so she could be closer to her New York-based family.
A spokesperson for the Ross School declined to comment.
So, five months ago would be…like, what…January or so? Huh.