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It’s not often that one encounters someone taking off their prosthetic leg, bang it on the table and throw it across the table to make a point at a restaurant.

Not everyone can be Aviva Drescher, however.

The reality star says her leg-throwing shenanigans on The Real Housewives of New York City season finale last night were not planned … and she’s not sorry.

After a heated argument at Le Cirque, in which she was called a phony, Aviva Drescher threw her leg, saying the prothesic limb is the only “fake” thing about her.

The way she seamlessly delivered that comeback, punctuated by the removal of the leg, led many to believe that the eye-popping stunt was premeditated.

Not the case, she says – but she’d do it again.

“I just thought the whole thing was funny,” the RHONY cast member says. “I just think accusing somebody of making up an illness is funny.”

“I think Heather [Thomson] standing up and yelling at me like a pit bull is funny. I think me getting angry and throwing my leg on the table was really funny and crazy.”

“I get a hoot out of it,” Aviva says, noting wittily, “but of course, I was definitely brought to the end of my rope, or the end of my leg so to speak.”


Why the theatrics, though?

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Drescher “wanted to make a point” about the lies she’s accused of. If you watch The Real Housewives of New York City online, you know it was a decent list.

“They were kind of saying that I was implying all the time that I was lying to Carole [Radziwill] with Bookgate and I was lying about my asthma,” she says.

“I was lying about neither. I’m on a reality show and I expect to be made fun of and ridiculed … I get all that and I expect it all. But, I don’t appreciate being called a liar.”

“So, was I planning [the leg throw]? I didn’t plan it. It was not a premeditated leg-throw … it only takes about one second to [remove the prosthesis].”

“I’m an advocate for amputees … to that end, all in my amputee community think it was another step in speaking up for myself,” Aviva insists.

Besides, “from an entertainment point of view, for better or for worse, I am a reality TV personality, and I strive to be the best that I can be in whatever I am doing.”

“I think that I did that … I don’t regret it … I would do it again. I wasn’t throwing it at anybody or hurting anybody. It was a physical expression of an emotion.”

Well, at least she’s owning it.