updated 04/08/2011 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 04/08/2011 AT 10:10 AM ET
There are two big shut downs in D.C. this week. But it’s Bravo’s cancellation of Real Housewives of D.C. after just one season that has former star Michaele Salahi pointing fingers.
And she’s pointing at herself.
“I sort of knew this was going to happen,” Salahi, famous for being accused of crashing the White House in November 2009 and stirring up her fellow cast mates, tells PEOPLE. “The other women didn’t want me back on the show, and [Bravo executive] Andy [Cohen] stood his ground and said there wouldn’t be a show without me on it. I’m grateful to him for that.”