January 16, 2011 12:00 PM by Paula_Kosowski
Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger has some rumors to dispel. The elite dating service founder/CEO and reality star has been critiqued by clients who say their lives and reputations were ruined because of the show. See what Stanger had to say about the accusations after the jump…
The New York Post spoke with three of this season’s clients who felt they were misrepresented on the show. They say the show hurt their businesses, but Stanger’s not buying it.
“This is all lies, plus they’reÂ under contract by Bravo,” Stanger tells E! News.Â ”I don’t have control over the edits, I’m not in the editing room, you’re on a show. Look at the Kardashians, what do you think that is? It’s a reality show.”
Stanger tells E! it’s not her fault if the clients’ businesses “fell of the wagon.”
“They come on my show to get famous and brand themselves,” she says.Â “It is not scripted. You are who you are.”
The three millionaire clients have a different outlook.
Doug Kepanis, a divorce lawyer from Long Island, says he’s lost clients and was dropped as a legal expert for TruTV because the show made him appear sexist.
“It’s the busiest time of the year for divorces, and I haven’t gotten any calls since my appearance,” Kepanis tells the New York Post. “I have a lot of female clients — it may have turned them away.”
Millionaire David Vroubel says editing made him look socially awkward and Stanger called him “creepy” several times.
Jason Teich also tells the New York Post the show has negatively affected his life. He says he can’t get a date since the show aired. “Producers fed me drinks and then Patti yelled at me for being an alcoholic,” Teich says.
Stanger also cries foul on this one. She tells E! Teich brought his own beer to the set.
“This is all lies. They’re pissed they got on camera and they’re not happy with what they saw,” she says.
Stanger also wants to squash the New York Post’s rumors that Bravo finds her difficult to work with and wants to replace her with another matchmaker because of her constant tantrums. She says the story is simply “untrue.”
Season five of the Millionaire Matchmaker is currently in production, according to a Bravo rep who spoke with the New York Post. Along with starring in the show’s new season, Stanger says she took a part in a feature film.
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