“Bethenny yelled at my child on the beach,” said Hostin. “It was in the middle of the day and my child was about seven playing with other children at about 2 in the afternoon and she said her child was napping inside with the window open and that our children were being too loud on the beach,” she added.
Hostin continued, “I went out there and stood in front of my child and I yelled at her and told her that, ‘Adults speak to adults.’”
Frankel appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, and Cohen asked about the incident. “I don’t know,” said Frankel. “I think she’s been drinking or taking some drugs, I don’t know. I don’t know her,” she added.
Hostin took to Twitter and reacted to Frankel’s denial:
Not surprising that a Reality TV personality who yells and bullies little kids on a beach lies. But I have witnesses @Bethenny. @rmjansen feel free to weigh in. #receipts Oh and @Bethenny - defamation ain’t cute....... https://t.co/QpMWknAAuf
— Sunny Hostin (@sunny) June 21, 2019
Hostin’s friend, Regina Jansen, responded with confirmation that she was there and said the incident did indeed happen:
Co-signed! @Bethenny you yelled at our kids playing during the day. I was in the house & heard you yelling at our young kids to lower their voices because your baby was sleeping. Heard you & wondered “Why is this gown woman yelling over a fence at my child?” @sunny handled it.
— Regina Jansen (@rmjansen) June 21, 2019
Less than an hour later, Hostin posted a screenshot, which appears to show that Frankel blocked Hostin on Twitter:
Despite Hostin’s and her friend’s account of the event, many stepped forward to defend Frankel:
— Jay H (@jayh1115) June 21, 2019
@Bethenny What is up with Sunny Hostin??? I think it's very strange that she is trying to start something with you. Women should build up other women rather than bring them down.
— Renee Cohen (@rc111) June 21, 2019
But Hostin had supporters in her corner too, and they made their voices heard:
Yesssss Sunny tell that child yeller to take a SEAT! pic.twitter.com/H60XLtUdfx
— TheViewFirst (@TheViewFirst1) June 21, 2019
Go ahead, @sunny ! Tell her how it is! Anyone who buys into this bad behavior and helps these folks get rich off bad behavior is complicit in the seeming disappearance of basic civility!
— Dawn Masino (@dawn10271) June 21, 2019
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