Luann de Lesseps was surprised when she heard that Sonja Morgan was creating a Processo line called Tipsy Girl. Morgan was convinced that Bethenny Frankel would completely support her, even though the business names were so similar. de Lesseps would never name an alcohol line with the name “Girl” because of her friendship with Frankel. According to a new report, Luann de Lesseps is now revealing that she’s shocked that Sonja didn’t realize that Bethenny would be upset with the name.
“Sonja is humble about her Prosecco business, and she doesn’t think she’ll be a threat to Bethenny’s Skinnygirl brand. I can see why the name Tipsy Girl is a little too close for comfort for Bethenny. I can’t believe Sonja or her business partners didn’t realize that using the word “girl” would be a problem. Sonja is not a dumb blonde; she is intelligent and her protestation that she didn’t realize the similarity between the name of her wine and Bethenny’s brands is a bit disingenuous. Bethenny may have been harsh on her during their “mentoring” meeting, but Sonja can’t play smart then dumb when it comes to her business. As for Peter, Sonja might want to look elsewhere for investors for her next business venture. If Sonja wants to get into accessories, hopefully she’ll not name it the ____ Collection!” Luann de Lesseps reveals in her blog.
Sonja broke down in tears when Bethenny told her that she wanted nothing to do with her. She was so surprised and heartbroken by the comments that she didn’t know what to say. But Frankel wasn’t too understanding, as she was trying to protect her business. And Luann understands where Bethenny is coming from, as she also has a business brand she wants to protect.
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