Calling it like she sees it. Farrah Abraham spoke exclusively with Us Weekly and revealed why she believes she gets preferential treatment from MTV over her Teen Mom OG costars Amber Portwood, Maci Bookout and Catelynn Lowell.
“I get better treatment because I’m a hardworking business mogul and amazing mother who holds herself with respect and keeps production accountable and always goes above and beyond what is asked,” the TV personality, 25, tells Us. “And I stay above the trash they have on the show. Sadly, the girls are not taken seriously because of how they conduct themselves, and they’re to blame, not me.”
The 16 and Pregnant alum — who is the mom of Sophia, 7 — adds: “Maci, Catelynn and Amber conduct themselves unprofessionally, disrespectfully and immaturely. Since 16 and Pregnant, Amber has tried to fight me, and Maci and Catelynn have been jealous.”
Abraham’s comments are in response to remarks made by Bookout, 25, during the dramatic TMOG season 6 reunion special, which aired on Monday, December 5. When the women — sans Abraham — joined host Dr. Drew Pinsky on stage at the end of the show, Bookout calmly explained that she had come in early to take Abraham’s filming spot because the former adult film actress had a “bitch fit” and ended up leaving.
In regard to Bookout’s “bitch fit” claims, Abraham tells Us: “I don’t ever have ‘bitch fits.’ It’s clear only Maci, Amber and Catelynn do about me.”
The Bulletproof author also lamented that she, Portwood, 26, and Lowell, 24, had worked harder for the show, while Abraham did whatever she wanted for the past eight years. After sharing her thoughts, Bookout and the others removed their mics and walked off the set in protest of the network’s seemingly favorable treatment of Abraham.
Earlier in the show, Portwood pointed out that Dr. Drew never called Abraham out on her “bulls–t,” while he does throw harder-hitting questions at the other three cast members.
Prior to Bookout’s criticism, Abraham and Portwood — who for years has defended the young businesswoman from the criticism of the rest of the cast — got into a heated screaming match that turned physical after the budding entrepreneur and her on-and-off beau, Simon Saran, suggested that the Never Too Late author’s fiancé, Matt Baier, looked like a “pedophile.”
Abraham previously claimed to Us that Baier broke her father’s hearing aids during the brawl. “MTV is covering the costs to fix my dad’s hearing aids, as well as all leg injuries and other bills and casts that were requested by my dad’s lawyer since MTV knew and put my family around criminals and the instigated fight,” she said. “MTV is diligently keeping my dad happy, so they hope my dad won’t press charges but has every right to.”
MTV had no comment when Us Weekly reached out.
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