Luann de Lesseps’ Assistant Slams ‘RHONY’ Star, Insinuates Rehab Was Just a ‘Storyline’

Launn de Lesseps from The Real Housewives of New York City is returning for season 12 of the series. Ahead of the premiere, the Countess is facing some serious allegations from her former assistant. Danny Marin has taken to social media to air out his grievances with the “Money Can’t Buy You Class” hitmaker. In the most serious allegation, he accuses the reality star of lying about her sobriety.

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Why is Luann de Lesseps assistant upset?

What pushed Marin to call out De Lesseps in public was because he felt there were no considerations for him. He claims to have been instrumental in the production of the “Feelin’ Jovani” music video. On Instagram, Marin shared a video where he is seen on set helping the RHONY star sing the words to the hit track.

“I was the only reason why Countess Luann knew her lyrics while filming her music video, got dressed in time, had jewelry on, had multiple shoe options, wrangled her Housewife friends…,” he noted.

Marin is upset that he was not credited for his work on the video and added, “Oh yea, that’s right, but I didn’t get a credit helping for 18 hours straight filming ‘Feelin’ Jovani’ music video. Remember that while you tune in this season of RHONY.”

Assistant questions Luann de Lesseps’ sobriety

Over on Instagram Stories, Marin shared a sneak peek for season 12 of RHONY where the star talks about being sober, something Marin contests.

“Lu and improved?” he wrote. “1. You made a mockery of sobriety. 2. You lied to your [parole officer]. 3. You lied to the nation. Apologize.”

Marin then answered fan questions with one asking how often De Lesseps drank during her probation.

“This question is appearing a lot. All I want to say is that sobriety is not a game,” the former assistant answered. “Rehab is not a storyline. If you are struggling with addiction or remaining sober in these times, please seek help.”

Why did Luann de Lesseps’ assistant turn on her?

Another fan asked what the RHONY star had done to him to expose her in that manner.

“A lot of stuff went down when I worked for Lu that was unacceptable behavior,” Marin replied. “The fact of the matter is that it was my job to do all of that stuff but it is the responsibility of the artist to credit everyone involved, not just some, in making your stuff happen.”

Marin alleged that he never signed a non-disclosure agreement, that is why he was able to speak freely about his time working for the cabaret star.

Marin assured fans that De Lesseps would spin the situation and say he “was fired” and held a “grudge” over her.

“The reality is, I quit twice. I have the receipts,” he added.

Despite not ending in good terms, the assistant doesn’t wish he had never crossed her path.

“She’s human and has good and bad qualities,” he said. “The good things were great, the bad things were a nightmare.”

The Real Housewives of New York City returns with season 12 on Thursday, April 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.