Aviva Drescher Fired From Real Housewives of New York

Real Housewives of New York's Aviva Drescher
Us Weekly can confirm that Aviva Drescher has been fired from The Real Housewives of New York City after two seasons on the show. Andrew Toth/Getty Images

Not even the leg toss could save her! Aviva Drescher has been fired from The Real Housewives of New York City after two seasons on the show, a source confirms to Us Weekly.

Drescher, 45, an author, amputee and married mother of four, will be best remembered for her leg-throwing incident at Manhattan restaurant Le Cirque in the season six finale of RHONY, which aired in July. The surprising confrontation occurred when Drescher's six castmates accused her of lying and faking her illnesses to beg out of several cast trips to Montana, Saratoga Springs, NY, and elsewhere.

"The only thing fake about me," Drescher hissed as she yanked off her prosthetic leg, "is this!" After slamming the prosthesis on the table, Drescher then threw it across the room as partygoers gasped and laughed in shock.

In an interview with Us the day after the episode aired, Drescher said: "I think me getting angry and throwing my leg on the table was really funny and crazy. I get a hoot out of it. But of course, I was definitely brought to the end of my rope, or the end of my leg so to speak."

Earlier in the season, Drescher came to near-blows with costar Carole Radziwill in an ongoing feud — known as "bookgate" about the authorship of their respective books; The Vassar grad's randy father, 76-year-old George Teichner, also made waves when he married girlfriend Dana, who is over 50 years his junior.

The seasons 5 and 6 Housewife is the first confirmed cast member of Bravo's Manhattan franchise to be booted off the show. Still remaining are Ramona Singer (RHONY's longest-standing cast member), Sonja Morgan, Kristen Taekman, Heather Thomson, and Carole Radziwill.

Countess LuAnn de Lesseps was a main cast member from seasons 1 through 5, but returned only as a recurring storyline in the sixth season.

Page Six mentioned Drescher's departure in a longer item about supermodel Helena Christensen, who was invited but declined to join the season 7 cast of RHONY. Us can also confirm that Christensen had been in the running.

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