The Real Housewives of New York City star says she thought she was speaking in private when she said she saw Josh Taekman's Ashley Madison scandal coming

September 02, 2015 06:05 PM
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http://www.nbcnewyork.com/portableplayer/?cmsID=323933491&videoID=lbhQ2tx8_uQN&origin=nbcnewyork.com&sec=video&subsec=&width=600&height=360Sonja Morgan says she believed she was speaking in confidence when she said she wasn’t surprised costar Kristen Taekman‘s husband Josh had an Ashley Madison account.

“Egg on my face,” the Real Housewives of New York City star admitted to NBC New York after a Page Six item quoted her as saying she “could see [the scandal] coming.”

Speaking to NBC New York, Morgan distanced herself from Page Six story, which quoted her as saying she “didn’t like the way he was treating her” and that Taekman’s husband “chipped away at her self-esteem.”

Morgan, 51, says she was at a magazine shoot, “and there were a lot of people there from the news, covering that event, and I was talking to someone – I thought privately.”

She added, “I was just saying what everyone was saying, that they weren’t surprised. But I would never get in her business like that, normally. I didn’t mean for that to happen.”

Morgan said she should “know better” than to speak in that manner but acknowledged that she has not yet apologized to Taekman: “I probably should do that, I should text her,” she said. “I know she knows I’m here if she wants to talk, but I don’t tend to stick my nose in other people’s business – though they do that to me!”

On Aug. 24, Taekman’s husband Josh admitted that he had an account on the cheating website Ashley Madison. He denied he went through with having an affair.

“I signed up for this site foolishly and ignorantly with a group of friends and I deeply apologized for any embarrassment or pain I have brought to my wife and family,” he told PEOPLE in a statement. “We both look forward to moving past this and getting on with our lives.”

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