Countess LuAnn De Lesseps has come out fighting against allegations she cheated on her French lover Jacques Azoulay during a vacation on the Caribbean island of St. Bart's.
On Monday night's episode of The Real Housewives of New York City, the 47-year-old mother-of-two was seen being friendly with Frenchman Tomas who was dressed up like Captain Sparrow during a night out at a club.
"You have to make a special pirate introduction," LuAnn told him. "I want to be special, not like your other pirate women."
"I'm an Indian, don't f**k with me. No more shots… it's about the moment."
It was later alleged that LuAnn banged on co-star Heather Thomson's door in the early hours with a man in tow but the divorced socialite strongly denies that she cheated on her 37-year-old beau who she has been dating for 18 months.
"What may have looked like infidelity on last night’s episode was in reality, a ride home and a tour of the house after an evening of fun on vacation eight months ago," LuAnn said in a statement to OK!.
"Do you think I would bring a man back to a houseful of housewives (and cameras) if I were planning on having an affair?
"My big mistake was trying to avoid the speculation and assumptions by telling a white lie. The problem with telling a white lie is that you have to stick to your story, that’s why I made the call when I heard that Tomas was coming for dinner that night.
"Never tell a fib because it can snowball out of control. LESSON LEARNED! Jacques and I just returned from a glorious weekend at Lake George and we couldn’t be more united and happy."
LuAnn was seen on Monday night's show making a call in French which was subtitled by the show which ignited the whole furore.
"Can you do a favor for me, a big favor? I went out with Tom last night. You know, the one that looks a bit like Johnny Depp? And the girls, they know I brought someone here," she says on the call. "He can't say that he was here last night with me. I don't want the girls to know he was here with me," she added.
The Real Housewives of New York City airs on Mondays at 9/8c on Bravo.