The already controversial Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: Morocco may never even see the light of day.
Peacock is contemplating axing the show altogether due to an incident involving Brandi Glanville and Caroline Manzo, according to Page Six.
It was previously reported that Brandi, 50, allegedly inappropriately touched and non-consensually kissed The Real Housewives of New Jersey star, 62, during their trip to Marrakech.
‘Ultimate Girls Trip Morocco is probably never going to air, and now they are thinking about tabling [RHONY] Legacy also,’ a source told the outlet.
Shed, the production company behind Girls Trip and several other Housewives shows, has allegedly infuriated the network due to multiple mishaps on their programs.
Might be axed: The already controversial Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: Morocco may never even see the light of day following an incident involving Brandi Glanville (pictured R) and Caroline Manzo (pictured L)
‘NBC is really pissed off because they feel like Bravo let [production company] Shed ruin multiple shows, RHONY obviously [being one],’ the source said.
DailyMail.com has contacted representatives for NBCUniversal, Glanville, and Manzo.
While another insider told DailyMail.com that RHONY: Legacy will still air, an official decision has yet to be made about Ultimate Girls Trip: Morocco.
The network is allegedly feeling pressure as it faces two lawsuits – one filed by a butler who appeared on RHUGT and has accused several cast members (including Glanville) of sexual abuse, and a discrimination lawsuit filed by Leah McSweeney.
Speculation is also allegedly swirling about what may come of Girls Trip, but RHONY Legacy promotion will be moving ahead at BravoCon.
‘RHONY Legacy’ is still going on at BravoCon, and the trailer premiere still going ahead as planned, so no decisions have been made,’ an insider said, adding the issue ‘will be an enormous elephant in the room.’
‘The speculation is not coming from higher-ups, but people internally are wondering,’ the insider said.
A trailer for RHONY: Legacy is set to drop this weekend, a fourth insider shared with Page 6.
The New York edition of the show has been making headlines following star Ramona Singer’s racism controversy.
DailyMail.com has contacted representatives for NBCUniversal, Glanville, and Manzo
Shed, the production company behind Girls Trip and several Housewives shows, has allegedly raised the ire of the network due to multiple mishaps on the programs
Brandi has denied any wrongdoing, and in March she hit back at the allegations on Twitter.
‘I’m f*****g sick of this narrative. I was hired for a 2nd season of girls trip cuz they LOVED what I did on 1st season I was told to bring the party just like before & that’s exactly what I did & Iwas punished for it,’ she shared in a series of Tweets.
‘It feels like a f*****g set up. It’s BS & Caroline was fine,’ the star – who was also accused of a second lewd incident during the filming of season 4 – wrote.
‘Those are my statements. Yes I’m pissed off. Yes, this is been life f*****g ruining and I’m not gonna be responding to anyone commenting,’ she added in another Tweet, followed by a number of heart emojis.
The mother-of-two also revealed both her and Caroline were ‘very intoxicated’ at the time of the alleged incident, and that she would like to see the footage of it herself.
‘I can speak on anything I want to speak on-it was at the end of an 18 hour Wrk day at our belly dancing party & I’d like to see footage on it before hand as both myself & Caroline were very intoxicated.’
She also clarified that she was not pursuing legal action against the Peacock network or ‘anyone else.’
‘I am not suing ANYONE not #Peacock or Anyone else for that matter,’ Brandi wrote.
In March, Brandi hit back at the allegations on Twitter, stating she felt she was being ‘set up’ and ‘punished’ and that Caroline ‘was fine’
Controversy: Peacock is contemplating axing the show altogether due to an incident involving Brandi Glanville and Caroline Manzo, according to Page Six
The clarification came after her lawyer reportedly sent a letter to Warner Bros., who own the company Shed Media that produces RHUGT, asking for the release of audio and video tapes of the incident.
It comes after her rep said she ‘maintains her innocence and vehemently denies any wrongdoing’ in a statement to People, adding that she ‘has been prohibited from sharing her side of the story.’
In February it was reported that Brandi allegedly showed ‘inappropriate behavior’ towards her co-star, with insiders later claiming she also made a sexual remark to one of the show’s producers, causing executives to believe she was ‘behaving erratically’ and to send her home early, according to Page Six.
The incident with Manzo reportedly involved Glanville touching her ‘in the breast and genital areas’ while off-camera in a bathroom, during the filming of the Housewives spin-off in Morocco, with two other cast members present.
The other incident – which took place shortly after the alleged situation with Manzo – involved Glanville ‘loudly’ asking one of the show’s producers by name ‘Do you want to f*** me tonight?’ in front of a room of other cast members.
Allegations: In February it was reported that Brandi allegedly showed ‘inappropriate behavior’ towards her co-star, with insiders later claiming she also made a sexual remark to one of the show’s producers, causing executives to believe she was ‘behaving erratically’ and to send her home early
Following the claims of her being sent home due to her behavior, Glanville appeared to respond, as she tweeted: ‘Check your sources people!!!!’ with a laughing feces emoji.
Meanwhile sources further revealed that Glanville and the producer she allegedly propositioned are ‘old friends’ and that he/she took the reported remark as a joke and did not want to get her in trouble.
However, the incident became a ‘source of concern’ after the interaction with Manzo came to light.
Execs decided the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum should be taken off set the next day, and moved her to a hotel away from the rest of the cast.
Manzo started expressing her discomfort about the alleged bathroom incident the next morning, according to insiders. Glanville was put on a plane home the next day, before filming had wrapped. Manzo was reportedly moved to a hotel that day to, ‘get her out of the situation,’ and she returned to America on January 27.
Manzo addressed the situation during an appearance on New York Live, stating, ‘I can’t say much — only because it’s not good for my headspace — but it took a lot for me to go back there.’
‘Unfortunately it didn’t work out for me that way. I came home early… At this point, I just truly don’t have the space in my head to talk about it, so I’d rather not,’ she added.
The group of Housewives were all partying while filming at a private home in Morocco for the fourth season of Ultimate Girls Trip when the alleged incident occurred on January 25.
The group of Housewives were all partying while filming at a private home in Morocco for the fourth season of Ultimate Girls Trip when the alleged incident occurred on January 25
Sources say Glanville had been drinking alcohol before the incidents, and ‘appeared to be drunk’, and that she and Manzo had at least four tequila shots each and started making out.
Glanville ‘stuck her tongue down’ Manzo’s throat, according to sources close to Manzo, but Glanville insiders denied that, revealing that after the alleged touching incident, Manzo said, ‘I’ve been kissed by women before, but I’ve never kissed back [until this evening].’
However those close to Manzo revealed she has no memory of saying that.
Shortly thereafter, Glanville, Manzo, Alex McCord and a fourth Ultimate Girls Trip cast member are said to have gone to the bathroom together. Sources allege that Glanville locked the bathroom door and, ‘pinned Caroline against the wall’ before the alleged incident.
Insiders also claimed that Glanville ultimately realized Manzo was uncomfortable by the situation and unlocked the door for Manzo to leave.
While there doesn’t appear to be any video of the incident, since it happened in the bathroom, the mics of cast members were live so there are reportedly audio recordings, which crew members are said to have found, ‘disturbing.’
Following the alleged incident Shed Productions and Peacock issued a joint statement which confirmed they are investigating what happened.
The joint statement read, ‘The safety and security of cast and crew while shooting is extremely important and we take all reports seriously. In this situation, production immediately launched a comprehensive review and is taking appropriate action.’