‘Real Housewives of Melbourne’ Cast Update: Pettifleur Berenger Faces Lawsuit from Another Reality Star

By Kathleen Villaruben | 1 year ago
‘Real Housewives of Melbourne’ Cast Update: Pettifleur Berenger Faces Lawsuit from Another Reality Star

The newbie Pettifleur Berenger seemed to have a hard time as a “Real Housewives of Melbourne” (RHOMelbourne) star. Aside from her issues with some co-stars and her temper tantrums, another potentially big problem surfaced to stress Berenger out. Her self-help book, “Switch the Bitch: My Formula to Being the Champion of Your Life, Not the Victim,” caught another reality star’s attention in a bad way. Read on for details.

Omarosa Manigault is a former contestant from Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice.” She found the 50-year-old Housewife’s book title too familiar. Turns out, she wrote her own book in 2008 with a similar title as the property developer’s which was “The Bitch Switch: Knowing How to Turn It On and Off.” Manigault moved to file a cease and desist letter to the Australian celebrity.


Known to be an outspoken contestant, Manigault appeared in “The Apprentice” in 2004 to prove her entrepreneurial skills. MailOnline reported that her sassiness continued in real life as she hired the criminal and commercial lawyer Bradford Cohen to help her pull out Berenger’s book from stores. Too bad for Berenger because she just released “Switch the Bitch” a month ago.

An excerpt from “The Bitch Switch” summarized the book’s essence: “When a woman acts assertively, makes demands, and struggles for what she wants, she is labeled a bitch. Not being able to locate your switch leaves you open to being a victim; not knowing how to turn it off will get you a label that is hard to shake.”

On the other hand, “Switch the Bitch” is inspired by Berenger’s life experiences with some female friends and acquaintances. It also included love lessons based on what she had been through in the past. It suggested a “formula” to release a female from “frustrations that are slowly grinding her down and wasting her life.”

Similarities between the two books included the covers featuring bold letters and an independent-looking woman.

Like Manigault, Berenger’s co-star Gina Liano also noticed the title. In a “RHOMelbourne” episode, Liano thought the word “bitch” is “very derogatory and demeaning” as a book title. Berenger reacted violently to Liano’s opinion.

“I’m not interested in your opinion and you can keep it to yourself,” Berenger told Liano.

There is no exact premiere date yet for “RHOMelbourne” Season 3.

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