Luann de Lesseps is seeking $3.5 million for the next season of The Real Housewives of New York City, despite the execs’ possible plans to fire her! exclusively learned the news days after reporting the Countess has become a “huge liability” for the Bravo show due to her ongoing legal issues.

As readers know, de Lesseps, 54, was recently arrested for violating her probation by drinking alcohol — but instead of having a wakeup call, she joked about the incident to her cabaret audience!

An insider told Radar she thinks she’s “invincible,” but show producers are beginning to think otherwise.

RHONY star Bethenny Frankel has also been dealing with legal drama thanks to her seemingly never-ending custody war with her ex. And though de Lesseps’ issues are more problematic for the show, a source told Radar she’s more likely to survive the purge.

Following her cabaret success, de Lesseps feels more powerful than ever, and now, so much so that she’s asking Bravo for a raise!

“She wants more money than Bethenny, which would essentially make her the highest paid housewife,” said the insider.

As Radar readers know, the Skinnygirl mogul has previously complained about her RHONY income despite being one of the richest housewives. In 2017, she threw a fit over NeNe Leakes’ impressive salary, which today is at a whopping $2.85 million per season.

Amid de Lesseps’ pleas for more money, a source close to her told Radar friends and family hope she leaves the show, as it’s become triggering for her.

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