In a new lawsuit against Bravo, Marco Vega — the butler on season two of the multi-franchise Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip — says Phaedra Parks and Brandi Glanville touched him without his consent.
While he isn’t suing the reality stars, he says Bravo encourages its talent to act inappropriately for viewers’ entertainment.
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Marco Vega Is Suing Bravo & Citing His Interactions With Phaedra & Brandi
According to TMZ, Vega says the situation unfolded during the cast trip to Dorinda Medley‘s Blue Stone Manor in Massachusetts. Marco reportedly highlighted a moment when — while dancing — Phaedra patted his booty before Brandi ripped off his shirt. This aired during the fourth episode of the seven-part series and featured the other Housewives shrieking in amusement.
After a bourbon-fueled, prohibition-themed dinner party, viewers specifically saw the ladies cutting up while getting handsy with one another. Marco appeared to get in on the fun as well.
Shortly after Phaedra had a lil’ moment with Marco, Brandi ripped off his shirt. In a confessional, Glanville declared, “Earn your money, Marco! Take your shirt off. Do something.”
As a result, Marco says his wife was angered by the situation and noted that it sparked marital issues.
Check out the on-camera interaction between Marco and the ladies down below.
Is Vanity Fair Also Cookin’ Something Up Against Bravo?
News of Marco’s lawsuit follows Page Six reporting that Vanity Fair is in the process of conducting a months-long exposé on Bravo’s relationship with its talent.
Citing a source, Page Six reports that the alleged exposé is “really going deep into what the women go through and what’s expected of them as members of the cast and members of the ‘Bravo family.’”
Notably, YouTube blogger Up and Adam! also reported that he had knowledge of the alleged development since August.
The rumored investigative piece has not yet been published.
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