Christine Quinn Claims ‘Selling Sunset’ Creator Threatened Her & Made Her The Villain

"It was extremely terrifying [...] he’s screaming in my face. It was horrifying.”

Trigger Warning: this article mentions violence and suicide and may be distressing to some readers.

For Selling Sunset star Christine Quinn, she’s easily become one of the most talked about and most influential alumni from the Netflix series.

Now, she’s discussing how her time filming the real estate show has been far from enjoyable because of the series creator, Adam DiVello.

In an appearance on the hit podcast Call Her Daddy, Quinn spoke with host Alex Cooper about one instance where DiVello allegedly told Quinn to take her own life.

“There’s been complains filed against him—multiple complaints […] and it’s been sick,” Quinn alleged. “He actually told me to go fall on the stairs and kill myself at one point.”

She continued, “[I was] being too honest. That wasn’t the first complaint I filed against him. There was another complaint—where he to this day cannot actually step foot on set with any of the women in the office because of misconduct.”

“It was extremely terrifying when, you know, I mean, he’s screaming in my face. It was horrifying.”

Selling Sunset
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As for what was meant of Quinn’s claims that DiVello took issue with her for being “too honest”, she alleged that he threatened her after an interview she did.

“Basically, I did an interview and, I said, like, ‘No, here’s what really happened’—to which he was threatening me and yelling at me,” she alleged.

“And, you know, there was other people around. There were witnesses to this. He basically berated me for being too honest.”

In her new book, How To Be A Boss B*tch, Quinn claimed that she was “fired (and then rehired) by the production company” because she had been too, you guessed it, honest in her confessionals.

“I was pointing out in interviews all the things that were totally fake—from our dialogue, to our relationships, to our actual listings,” she wrote in the book. 

“Our clients didn’t want their houses turned into sets, and most of them didn’t want to get involved with the s–t show that is reality TV. So, the producers would feed us listings, especially the new girls.”

“There was dirt to be shared and these big glossy lips of mine weren’t about to keep any secrets—I didn’t sign a f–king NDA!” she wrote, adding, “Of course, by the next season we all had to sign one, you know, to preserve the ‘magic curtain’ and all that bullsh-t.”

But that wasn’t all Quinn spilled about what apparently takes place in the production of Selling Sunset. Back in her interview with Cooper, she shared a plethora of other claims about what takes place behind-the-scenes of the hit show. 

“There are six full-time storyboarders. What they do is they write the story lines and depending on how things change in [the] real world in our lives, they can kind of rotate the story lines,” she claimed. “But we have six full-time storyboarders who create narratives.”

Selling Sunset
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In fact, Quinn claimed that during the creation of season three, she apparently “realised” that she couldn’t “win”, and her character would be vilified no matter what.

“There was a time [when] I was actually talking about Mary in a scene and I watched my mouth say Amanza,” Quinn claimed. 

“And I didn’t say Amanza’s name. And that’s when I was like ‘What Wizard of Oz s–t am I up against?’ Even the office scene when Mary got promoted—that was the best day we ever had together.”

She continued, “We were so excited. We had so much fun. And it didn’t happen that way on camera. We were all hugging each other and like, ‘Oh, my God, Mary, I’m so happy for you’. We’re all getting along, it was great.”

“But the producers told me to keep walking out of the office. I walked out of the office probably 16 times and they were like, ‘No smile, no wave. No smile, no wave.’ But like, we’re prisoners, right? We can’t leave until they get what they want.”

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