Bethenny Frankel Reportedly Says Women Should Have Sex With Men For Business Gain At Event

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via NY Daily News:

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A group of women entrepreneurs were not amused at the version of reality offered up by Bethenny Frankel.

The “Real Housewives of New York” star was a guest speaker at Rent The Runway’s and UBS’s Project Entrepreneur summit in New York City Saturday, where she reportedly shocked the crowd when she remarked that women should have sex with men for business gain and told the audience she felt a closeness with black women because she’s “loud.”

She then advised the audience “to hire a white man as the face of our companies,” according to an attendee who wrote about the experience for the Huffington Post.

Mary Pryor, a social strategist and tech advisor, said in the Huffington Post that she and others in the crowd were taken aback by the outspoken Skinny Girl founder’s comments.

A few women approached the podium to counterpoint Frankel’s musings, but were shot down by a moderator who removed the mic from their hands, Pryor wrote.

Although a spokesperson did not mention Frankel’s name, Project Entrepreneur issued an apology on their website.

“We understand that guests were offended during our Day 1 luncheon, following remarks made by our speaker. This was not our intention and is contrary to our goals. We apologize to our guests,” the statement reads. “We launched Project Entrepreneur to champion all women. We thank those of you who candidly spoke out and welcome this important dialogue.”

This isn’t the first time Frankel, 45, has come under fire for her controversial remarks.

In January, she tweeted “Wow @Kmart has 2 registers open w 5 other employees standing around & two speak no English whatsoever..Shoes are sapatos right?” (For the record: it’s “zapatos.”)

Those comments outraged several of her followers, who called her “ignorant,” “insensitive” and “racist.”

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