Bethenny Frankel Insists: I Was Lost at Sea!

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Bethenny Frankel is sticking to her story, and she's going above and beyond Twitter to do it.

After refuting the accusation that she lied about getting lost at sea last month - Bethenny told E! News in mid-September that the GPS on her boat malfunctioned and she underwent a "scary" endeavor that involved a call to the Coast Guard for help - Frankel has opened up even more to Us Weekly about the incident and subsequent allegation of deception.

Bethenny Frankel Parade Photo

"The whole thing has been really upsetting," Frankel said. "You have to spend 24 hours of your life defending your honesty to your fans. [These stories are] irresponsible journalism and... a waste of your time."

This does, of course, beg the question: Bethenny Frankel has fans?!?

Naturally, Bravo is sticking by its reality star. The network has issued the following statement:

"It is accurate that Bethenny, Jason and their therapist were stranded at sea when the navigation on their boat broke during a taping for [the show]. The Coast Guard referred a private tow vessel who eventually led their boat out. When people see the episode, they will certainly see for themselves that this was very real."

Hey, what do you know: a plug for the episode! Now we totally believe this went down as Frankel claims.

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Come on people..You must be jealous of Bethanys success. I really don't care if it was a publicity stunt or not. I'm just happy the Hoppys are alive and well. I love you Bethany, you are my favorite Housewife!!

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Instead of taking to Twitter in defense of having the Need to defend, Homegirl should be Thanking The Man above, and those who risked their lives to save hers and everyone else involved.
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By all indications Ms.Frankel can't seem to make up her mind to what is more upsetting, being "lost at sea" or having to spend 24 hours of her life defending "her honesty to her fans."

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On Ellen before the story was called a fake, Bethanny said the man who rescued her was mad about the tip, he wanted more. So he was mad that she didn't tip enough, even though she said she made a few thousand dollars to him. I think the story is true, maybe embellished with a little Bethanny flair. I think he's making this up to get a few bucks for interviews. When your on top everyone wants to tear you down to make a few dollars.

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I think "she doth protest too much". I have loved and admired her but I'm seeing now that she makes a crisis out of everything, be it an undercooked turkey, a birthday party, or being stranded in a boat right off the coast. My dad is an experienced boater and he thought the term Lost At Sea was a huge exaggeration. I don't like when people misuse abuse those who risk their lives to help others and do real rescue operations.