Sonja Morgan is finally ready to get back in good financial standing. The “Real Housewives of New York City” star has spent the better part of the last five years in and out of court after a bad business venture left her in serious debt.
The 51-year-old told E! News her lengthy bankruptcy case, which cost her around $9 million, has “come to an end.” She explained that the judge demanded that she pay $7 million, “but with the administration fees, it was about another $2 million.” In addition to the massive payout requested by the court, the reality star was forced to part ways with several properties she owned, including homes in Colorado and France. With her legal and financial woes behind her, Sonja says she’s excited to shift her focus toward her new, successful business ventures.
“I’m looking forward to building up my business of fine jewelry, evening wear, sportswear and swimwear,” she said. “People accused me of not being focused. I’m doing everything I said I wanted to do and I still have more to do. I still want to do home goods and appliances down the road.”
According to Bravo, Sonja launched her clothing line in February 2015. She also provided some of the "RHONY" ladies with an early look at her line during Season 7. The line includes a little bit of everything from “everyday luxury” pieces, to swimwear and jewelry. At the time, Sonja said that when she designed her line she wanted to provide shoppers with “long lasting value at affordable prices,” adding that “every woman deserves luxury.”
Although her businesses are currently thriving, Sonja will likely be taking a break from Sonja Productions. The company joined forces with Hannibal Pictures, Inc. in 2010 to back an independent film, titled, “Fash Flash to Bang Time." Unfortunately, they were unable to see the project through. According to reports, John Travolta, who signed on to star in the film, made several demands Sonja Productions could not meet. Her inability to keep up her end of the bargain resulted in an expensive and drawn out lawsuit.