NeNe Leakes Is Suing Bravo & Andy Cohen For Fostering A Racist, Hostile Workplace
Nearly two years after leaving The Real Housewives of Atlanta, NeNe Leakes is suing Bravo, Andy Cohen, and the team behind the show.
According to court documents filed April 20, via The Hollywood Reporter, Leakes cited “a corporate and workplace culture in which racially insensitive and inappropriate behavior is tolerated — if not, encouraged.”Per THR, the lawsuit specifically names Cohen, NBCUniversal, Bravo, True Entertainment and Truly Original, and executives from the companies as defendants.
Leakes’ former co-star, Kim Zolciak-Biermann, is not listed as one of them — though much of the lawsuit revolves around her behavior during the early seasons of RHOA.
In 2008 (Season 1 of the show), Zolciak-Biermann made comments about not wanting to eat chicken with NeNe at a barbecue, which “perpetuated an offensive stereotype about African-Americans,” per the suit.
“Instead, NBC, Bravo, and True forced her out of the ‘house she built,’ denying her a regular role.”More to come...