Aviva Drescher Holding Paintings Hostage?

A recent news report has come to light that former Real Housewife of New York City Aviva Drescher is being sued for $500,000- and the reason is quite interesting. 

According to a NYC artist, Matthew Satz, Aviva and her husband Reid borrowed five of his paintings during the taping of this past season of RHONY. Aviva allegedly promised Matthew that it would give his paintings more exposure, but the key word the artist wants us to pay attention to is BORROWED.

When a person tried to buy one of his paintings, Matthew claims that Aviva and Reid refused to give it up unless they got a cut of the sale!

Due to their refusal to give the paintings back without them profiting off of it- aka the couple is allegedly holding the paintings at ransom and attempting to extort money out of Matthew- he has filed a SUPREME COURT lawsuit against them for $500,000.

We will keep you posted as this plays out. As always, let us know your thoughts.