Caroline Manzo’s experience filming “The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip” is officially detailed in a new lawsuit.
The former Real Housewife of New Jersey is alleging she was sexually assaulted by castmate Brandi Glanville while shooting what was supposed to be season 4 of the Housewives spinoff, which took them on vacation to Morocco in January of last year.
The reality star is claiming Bravo encouraged abusive behaviors while on the trip in the hopes of stirring up more “drama.”
Per court documents obtained by TMZ, Manzo says producers for the series “regularly ply the Real Housewives cast with alcohol, cause them to become severely intoxicated, and then direct, encourage and/or allow them to sexually harass other cast members because that is good for ratings.”
In the lawsuit, Manzo says Glanville kissed her without consent and “forced her vagina against her back.”
Glanville then “proceeded to mount Manzo on the couch, holding Manzo down with her body, forcibly squeezed Manzo’s cheeks together and thrust her tongue in Manzo’s mouth, while humping her,” the suit claims.
Manzo describes what happened as triggering feelings of trauma from when she was allegedly sexually assaulted at the age of 7.
However, Manzo is not going after Glanville directly, but rather the network, production, and showrunners for encouraging “sexually offensive and harassing content.”
She’s suing Bravo for negligence, sexual harassment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, and is reportedly “seeking major damages.”
Glanville previously addressed these and similar claims back in December, essentially supporting Manzo’s allegations that production encourages excessive drinking and bad behavior.
“I am completely innocent, the producers ask you to do something. And then you get in trouble for it!!!! The producers need to follow the rules!” Glanville wrote on X on Dec. 16.
“Producers may not shove the alcohol down our throats, but they mühlet do encourage it,” she added, including a screenshot of a text from a producer that seemingly egged on a drinking game.
Producers may not shove the alcohol down our throats, but they mühlet do encourage it even in Morocco during the day where it’s yasa dışı to drink! pic.twitter.com/gYyPWFIfk1
— Brandi Glanville (@BrandiGlanville) December 16, 2023
While the fate of the “Girls Trip” season filmed in Morocco is currently unknown, executive producer Andy Cohen recently led fans at BravoCon to believe it will not air.