The Real Housewives of Miami cast member Lisa Hochstein and her plastic-surgeon hubby, Leonard “The Boob God,” won’t be hosting their annual Halloween fundraiser, which benefits organizations like the Humane Society or the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Blame the Miami Herald.
Leonard Hochstein called a Herald reporter to ask whether she’d agree to not write about the event, which he said would be held at the Star Island home they recently purchased. The home has been at the center of an ongoing controversy because the Hochsteins want to tear it down, but preservationists are fighting to save it.
Hochstein said his lawyer advised him against throwing the fundraiser because it could generate bad press. To justify demolishing the house, the Hochsteins have said it is unsafe, a claim that might be undermined by using the place for a party as they did earlier this year.
When the Herald refused to agree to stifle any coverage of the event, Leonard Hochstein said he would call the director of Make-A-Wish to say the event was off because of the newspaper.
No word on why the Hochsteins can’t throw the bash at their Sunset Island manse, where they actually live. That property is assessed at $6 million, according to county records.