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We'll check in -- so lucky they're magnets for the spotlight we came to know them after the White House state dinner.
The attention continues on the reality show the real housewives of DC but now something you haven't heard about the slot it's.
The -- about to make a shocking announcement about her health here on FOX & Friends.
It's in the new book -- -- a -- he be careful who you trust and that's written by journalist Diane diamond.
And -- right now good morning good morning good morning that I -- just a moment so you're going to make a shocking announcement I wanna go over a couple of other things first account.
And so much has been made of the publicity that the -- review has -- and it all started back at that White House state dinner.
And you wanna set the record straight as I believe you tried to do for some time what was the true story.
So we didn't crash and then we've been saying that privately and publicly that we never party -- the White House.
And you know we we couldn't in the beginning come out just say that we we didn't.
Party crash because there were contracts that we had to deal with and then of course -- got -- -- But it in again here we are today -- we didn't do it -- diamond did her own investigation.
Found out that everything we were saying was in fact true and she did -- research.
And and now we're here it -- took the records.
Are you contacted by -- -- -- you were the first couple to sign on to be part of the real housewives of DC and that's why you're saying now that you couldn't comment after the fact after asking this because maybe people in DC knew who you were before that time but the rest of the country had no idea -- -- -- -- And then after that incident.
Right or wrong everyone did know who you -- so -- away did it work in your -- You know we were always never to this level.
Traveling in a part we have -- world leaders.
My husband has played -- many times -- -- -- so we were very much out on the scene but then after that night.
Our lives with the media just took a spin.
And we really got highlighted every little movement in our life.
So that was a part that we had to adjust to.
And now learn to understand but didn't you ask for that by signing up for reality show you know we have I guess we dead you know.
I was just so excited to be honest -- It to my husband -- then he has a winery.
And done Paulo and I was just really excited to have something that I was doing and -- was empowering women and -- nation's capital.
Well speaking of the winery Tarek it's still unclear is the winery actually back in operation now because that was another one of the accusations was that you had to file for bankruptcy in a trade you know the winery is is indeed right now close to the public.
But we are planning a reopening.
We should have some very good news coming -- soon within the next couple months.
It's been a long three years.
Of fun litigation that my mother.
And was attacking me and -- -- and then later McFadden account.
But you know we we aren't you know made some good headway there so people hear about that may hear about a lawsuit within your own family and and the -- accusations that have been.
Who lobbied against you.
-- and they say why is it that everywhere that this couple goes controversy seems to fall it's what we say yeah.
All I thought I could -- you you don't you I mean I would say were you know like any other.
Couple -- coming yet she that we have hard times yes we have to pay bills and can mortgages and -- yes we've gone through some bankruptcy issues and in trying to reorganize and.
You know -- struggling like a lot of other people don't care but what about the view when you went on to view running for the debut of the show coming out there was an accusation that Whoopi Goldberg.
-- you and -- I think it is especially upset you.
-- never hit me and I never accused her morning that's that's that's another media misinformation sectors you know yeah backstage will be.
Had heard from someone you'll hear her say somebody.
Told her show was an assumption and once -- -- bring the person the person -- -- The fact -- that -- the work -- mobile touch me hello how visibly you know what he behaved backstage you know when she was attacking.
-- with a foul language that doesn't help account whether health conditions who -- We're gonna get that moment I wanna bring in Diane diamond right now she's the author of -- a -- he be careful who you trust.
Fan you've had a very storied career investigative journalism -- tonight had a great to see you think people would wonder why you would want to take on this tax.
I'm writing a book about.
Well I'll tell you I used cover the White House and the minute I heard the story that there were Kate pressures.
The White House I said to myself that can't beat.
I think -- crashes the White House several months went by and -- a special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight about the assignment to go to Washington.
To cover something that they were doing and I met them and I thought.
Will -- -- -- normal people you know -- -- look into this so I talked to a lot of my Secret Service sources.
Can they have gate crashed and the answer kept coming back no.
Did indicate had to have opened and they had to have been allowed in so starting with that assumption.
As -- -- that falls on the face what else is false about these people to what did you find out pretty much everything.
Pretty much everything all of these accusations that we've heard well I I can't say everything buck and that you read in the book -- that there are some things I think this allies are probably not happy that put in the book but.
When you see it here that was she was never part of the miss USA contest -- she was in Pennsylvania 1990 I found the book.
Why -- didn't everybody else find the book there was a lot of sloppy reporting from the get go here.
By two people I believe that the Washington Post over Thanksgiving weekend right -- you know it it's.
Every weekend every I'm sorry holiday and a static catchy title that -- pressures and it got picked up worldwide what I said at the beginning of the interview that McCallum had a major announcement to make exclusively here on FOX & Friends and we're gonna do that right now has to do with your help -- -- the other controversy surrounding you is that.
Some of the other housewives on the show say you're too -- What would you like to make the announcement about today you know I am I don't deal with anorexic I'm not an -- and I've never had an eating disorder.
But one thing I have kept a secret -- -- seventy.
This is very emotionally -- accounts.
Can I jump it and yes for seventeen years Mattel has suffered from multiple sclerosis.
And when I watched the real housewives of DC and I see this story line of them set picking on her frankly.
You know there's always going to be somebody in those -- have been picked on and it happens to be Mattel.
Oh she's anorexic we have to have an intervention it keeps the story line flowing but unfortunately -- it's not true just like it wasn't true that they the -- pressures.
She has multiple sclerosis and I can talk fact that's -- had to get ahead in the first time I've said it publicly.
You know my own family my cousins.
A lot of the people -- -- my best friend just found out so it's something that I kept personal.
And I think a lot of people do with chronic illnesses or you know any type of disease from -- you know whether it's harder.
Whenever you deal with you know breast cancer -- me I kept it personal because they never wanted to be -- never wanted to have -- And I certainly wanted to hold -- -- my job.
So and I think you know -- making strides in America every year but maybe at this time with the White House and everything that took place.
Maybe all this happen for reason that I can do something good to help someone out.
Sent in -- -- that you know one thing that M account and on and they're apparently kills.
-- coming out and talking about this but instead of running and keep your head in the sand you know.
Stay out there are little life to do it right look at how it's done you can have a great.
-- while many if you will be very shocked to find that out today coming yeah we hope that your health continues in our interaction thank you we appreciate you telling a story -- -- -- -- -- -- and -- and Diane -- that's my presence on the -- thank you -- just a -- -- payments.
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