‘RHONY’ Reboot’s Lizzy Savetsky Leaves Show Following Antisemitic Attacks
The Real Housewives of New York City is facing some turmoil despite not even being aired yet.
New cast member Lizzy Savetsky confirmed she has left the show due to targeted antisemitic attacks toward her.
"I will not be continuing on the Real Housewives of NYC," Savetsky wrote in a statement posted to her Instagram account Thursday (Nov. 17).
Savetsky, who is Jewish, added she has become the target of antisemitism.
"Unfortunately, from the time of my announcement in the cast, I was on the receiving end of a torrent of antisemitic attacks. As this continued, I realized that this path was no longer right for me and my family," she continued.
Savetsky concluded her statement by sharing she is looking forward to her "next chapter."
See her full statement below:
A spokesperson for Bravo confirmed the news to Entertainment Weekly.
"After thoughtful consideration and discussion with Lizzy, we have reached the mutual conclusion that Lizzy will not be a cast member on RHONY," Bravo shared in a statement.
Meanwhile, sources close to production told People that Savetsky hadn't filmed the show for over two weeks.
In an early press release for the show, Savetsky was described as a "digital influencer" who "uses her platform to express her style [and] educate others on her deep-rooted beliefs."
Savetsky also owns her own business. She operates a matchmaking service called Basher, which focuses on helping people in the Jewish community find their perfect match.
While Savetsky isn't a native New Yorker — she hails from Forth Worth, Texas — she moved to New York once she began college and recently returned to the city.
Season 14 of the RHONY reboot is currently in production and will premiere in 2023.