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Things are really starting to heat up on The Real Housewives of New York and the Season 5 premiere was full of fights, passive aggressive digs, and allegations of blackmail.

During this week’s episode, LuAnn accused frenemy and fellow Housewife Ramona Singer of attacking her children and threatening to blackmail her. This came after LuAnn and Ramona had an off-camera phone conversation, in which LuAnn demanded an apology from Ramona for essentially calling her a bad mother and Ramona retaliated by allegedly saying she “knows things” about LuAnn’s kids and she will “tell the world” if LuAnn doesn’t drop the apology demands.

LuAnn revealed Ramona’s shocking behavior when she attended a lunch with new Housewife members Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson, and Aviva Drescher. “Isn’t that the most vile, disgusting thing you have ever heard,” LuAnn asked her fellow cast members. When pressed about what Ramona would “know,” LuAnn revealed that a teenage girl had gotten blackout drunk at a recent party at LuAnn’s Hamptons home. It isn’t clear that this is what Ramona was talking about (if she ever did threaten LuAnn to begin with) but the other cast members were outraged that an adult woman would attempt to hurt children through emotional attacks.

So, did Ramona actually blackmail LuAnn, or was it all a misunderstanding? Both Housewives were mum about subject on Twitter, but we’ll let you know if any new updates take place.

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The Real Housewives of New York airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.  

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