July 19, 2021 | 2:54pm
“RHONY” star Eboni K. Williams’ license to practice law has been suspended.
Eboni K. Williams’ North Carolina law license is suspended, Page Six has confirmed.
Despite labeling herself an attorney on “The Real Housewives of New York City,” the show’s newest cast member can’t actually practice in her home state and is not licensed anywhere else.
The suspension came as a result of an administrative reason, not a disciplinarian one.
When reached for comment by Page Six on Monday, Williams’ rep promised to send us a statement — only to have Williams turn to Instagram Live to beat our story, where she explained the suspension.
After the Instagram Live, Williams, 37, decided to follow through with a statement, telling us that she hasn’t “lived or practiced law in North Carolina since 2011” and “stopped paying the annual fees.”
Williams, the show’s first black cast member, has faced criticism this season for being “too preachy” on the show, a fact that doesn’t bother her at all.
“My answer is simply this. A — I’m a little bit of a preacher and I wear that as a badge of honor. And I’m a little bit of a teacher too,” she said on “Watch What Happens Live.”
Williams’ efforts to teach her co-stars about matters of race haven’t always worked out, as cast member Ramona Singer said on a recent episode that she doesn’t understand how Williams can talk about suffering because she is successful.
Williams responded that she often hears that viewpoint, elaborating: “Ramona’s saying something that a lot of people who look at me feel, which is you talk about Black Lives Matter and you talk about black subordination of life, but I’m looking and I’m seeing a first-class existence.”
The TV personality has already been accused of being a reason the “RHONY” ratings have gone in the toilet, which she has denied.