Room 23 Book Controversy- ‘Room 23’ Was Published by Diana Jenkins in 2009!

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Diana Jenkins, a Slavic socialite, was introduced to us in Season 12 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. We’ve learned a lot about the RHOBH newcomer since then. Diana was forced to flee her home country of Bosnia, which was at the time a war zone, long before she became a reality TV star. She sought asylum in Croatia, then London, England.

She met her now-ex-husband, Roger Jenkins, a Barclays investment banker, there. She went on to become a well-known entrepreneur and human rights crusader in the years that followed. Her altruism was not, however, her sole claim to renown. Diana published a book in 2009. It wasn’t long before rumors began to circulate. Diana eventually spills the beans regarding Room 23 and addresses the claims against her on the June 15 episode of RHOBH.

‘Room 23’ Was Published by Diana Jenkins in 2009

Diana is no stranger to the spotlight, despite her newfound fame on television. Years before her broadcast debut, the Housewife was rubbing shoulders with celebs.

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Diana released Room 23 in 2009, a coffee table photo book including raunchy photos of a select well-known people. The book recounts a year in the life of a Beverly Hills penthouse with George Clooney, Cindy Crawford, Hayden Panettiere, Amanda Bynes, and her RHOBH co-star Lisa Rinna. The book’s whole profit was donated to charity.

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However, what began as a random act of kindness turned into a massive scandal. One member on the underground celebrity forum Crazy Days and Nights (CDAN) claimed to have proof that Diana’s motivations for writing the book were far more malicious.

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Room 23 Is Mentioned by Lisa Rinna

Lisa, whose naked modeling photos appear in the book, has mentioned Diana’s Room 23 twice recently on RHOBH. Before responding with, “I feel like I have,” she urged her co-star to inform the rest of the cast.

Diana eventually excused herself from the dinner table, which allowed the women to chat about her aversion to discussing the book. The book was hailed as “sexy” and “very gorgeous” by the other females.

Jenkins says in a confessional that she “doesn’t really want to talk about the book” because it “took her a long time and a lot of money to do what she did,” but that it “backfired.” She went on to say:

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All of these rumors arose because of an affront to my character. An RHOBH producer then asks Diana if she’s a “madam of high-class prostitutes” and an international sex trafficker. “It’s so absurd that I genuinely can’t believe it caught on,” she responds with a giggle.

What Exactly Is Room 23?

Room 23 is a 384-page coffee table book written by Diana that includes a lot of intimate pictures of famous people. A synopsis on Amazon reads, “Room 23 chronicles a year in the lives of a private penthouse suite in a hotel in Beverly Hills, California.”

“It is the year 2008.” The protagonists are Hollywood’s elite characters. Diana Jenkins is the host. Deborah Anderson was the photographer. In provocative and personal photos, the photographs glamorously reveal the story of what happens behind these locked doors.”

I mean it when I say provocative. A fellow housewife, Lisa Rinna, posed for the book and shared the risqué photos on her Instagram.

An Insider’s Look at Diana Jenkins’s Book

Room 23, Diana’s novel, which is presently selling for $569.55 on Amazon, was published in 2009 but is set in the year 2008. A number of Hollywood stars are named, including Sir Elton John and George Clooney.

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Deborah Anderson’s photography and art direction are featured, and it has a 4.6-star rating on the website. Diana stated of the book during the RHOBH season 2022:

It’s quite hazardous. All it takes is to spread a few false tales to completely devastate someone’s life. It had been a very trying period.

The book’s celebs were invited to a Room 23 event in 2009, where stars including Lisa and Deborah Anderson were present. A hotel-style bed was placed in the midst of the gathering to set the tone.

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