When Tamra Barney from The Real Housewives of Orange County appeared on Andy Cohen’s show, Watch What Happens Live, she mentioned something she wish didn’t happen! She was drugged in NYC along with housesives Vicki Gunvalson, Peggy Tanous and New York housewife, Ramona Singer. Rohyponol, also known as roofies or the date rape drug, was slipped into their drinks without their knowledge.
Ramona mentioned to RadarOnline.com they greeting fans and enjoyed a nice evening in a NYC bar until a middle-aged man wearing sunglasses approached them. He offered them free drinks which were already in his hands – in retrospect this should have been a sign! Tamra’s attorney is checking surveillance video to search for the perpetrator.
Ramona explained, “He sat next to Tamra and Peggy and said, ‘I have a special drink for you two ladies.’ Obviously he was watching them and decided to buy them drinks. Tamra drank only part of her drink, but Peggy drank all of it, poor thing.”
After the drinks were finished, the ladies went back to their hotel and twenty minutes later they felt the horrible effects of feeling sick very quickly and passing out on the floor. Tamra recalled, “It had been about 30 minutes from the time we drank the drink until we were out….I woke up in my room at 5 a.m. not knowing how I got there.” She also recalls feeling extremely dizzy to the point where the room was spinning. “It’s like everything was in slow motion.”
Luckily no one was hurt but a lesson was definitely learned. Ramona notes, “I think it’s a lesson for everyone to learn — Never take a drink from a stranger.”