The OC’s Austin Address Season 3 Trio Drama for Sale

Selling OC 's Austin Victoria Clears Up Threesome Rumors. The model-turned-real estate agent clashed with actor Sean Palmieri during the May 3 episode of the third season of the Netflix reality show. Claims Austin and his wife proposed a threesome to him.

In the new season, Sean also claims Austin sent him suggestive text messages, which changed their relationship. "[Austin] used to be interested in me," he said in a confessional. "Say, 'You're my favorite person in the office.' That might lead to tips. I choose to stay away from some of those situations."

Sean later confronted Austin about the alleged three-person invitation, which nearly led to a physical brawl in the courtyard of the Oppenheim Group offices.

On May 7, Austin responded to Shawn's claims on Instagram in response to "repeated DMs and comments," which Shawn vehemently denied. "I'm straight," he began his post. "I love my wife and we have never and will never 'experiment'."

Austin went on to say that he can't "not care" what his costars do in their personal lives, adding, "Zero judgment here, do what makes you happy. If you're negative, you're blocked. Mine There is no room in life for negativity or your fantasies.”

Austin Victoria for Sale OC . Netflix

When explaining why Sean might have made up these claims, Austin brought up "screen time" as a potential reason. "In reality TV, if you don't show up, you don't get paid," he continued. "You can literally make anything up, depending on your words versus their words. Horrible stuff."

Austin also shared an apparent screenshot of his text message chain with Sean, which he said supported his story. "After this so-called 'perverted proposal,' we stayed friends for a whole year. I have the receipts!"

Sean no longer sells OC

In November 2023, Sean announced that he would be leaving the O Group and would no longer be a cast member of Selling The OC after the third season.

"After careful consideration, I have decided to part ways with The Oppenheim Group," he told People at the time. “I am very excited about this new chapter in my career and eager to embark on a journey that is closely aligned with my professional ambitions and personal growth.”

Jason Oppenheim confirmed in a recent interview with Us Weekly that Sean left the real estate agency and said his drama with Austin may have played a role. "I can't imagine that it has nothing to do with this," he said. "I guess it might add to the frustration, but I don't know."