Thursday, April 28, 2022

NeNe Leakes Accuses Bravo and Andy Cohen of Sabotaging Her Career


Last week original Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Leakes filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against Bravo [click here if you missed that].

In her lawsuit NeNe claims Andy Cohen and Bravo kept her from getting other work after she started complaining about the blatant racism on set...

Radar obtained a copy of the complaint NeNe filed against Cohen, Bravo, and the producers behind RHOA.
In November 2018, NeNe said Bravo denied her right to appear at the Soul Train Awards claiming “an alleged conflict with the RHOA season opener.”
NeNe is adamant there was “no conflict” as the shows aired a week apart. The suit points out her co-star Kandi Burruss was given clearance to appear on Celebrity Big Brother the same season “which aired on a major network at the same time as RHOA – creating a direct conflict.”
The star said after season 11 came to an end, “the retaliatory, discriminatory and harassing treatment of Mrs. Leakes continued.”
NeNe said she was not offered a contract for season 12 until after the season had already begun filming a substantial number of episodes.
“This was not typical, and it was retaliatory. She was also again offered a lowered number of guaranteed episodes than she should have been offered,” her lawyer wrote.
NeNe then accused Andy Cohen and NBC/Bravo of continuing to “blacklist” and “sabotage her attempts to secure work beyond RHOA.”
The suit points to a specific matter where NeNe was in talks to start a new show on Sirius XM radio. She said the defendants “interfered with, and sabotaged, this effort.”
NeNe said Andy had told execs about her behind closed doors.
“Cohen has admitted that he told Sirius XM that Mrs. Leakes would demand a lot of money for any role on a radio show, an obvious effort to prevent her from getting such a deal.
Further, she said Bravo and producers lost all interest in developing her own show. NeNe said this was odd because they were all over the idea before she started complaining about the alleged racism at work.
“At the same time, however, they did negotiate and close a deal with another RHOA: Kandi Burruss secured a deal for her own spin-off, Kandi & the Gang. Mrs. Burruss had not been vocal in calling out the racially-inappropriate behavior over the years to the degree that Mrs. Leakes had been,” the suit reads.

16 comments:

Vernell said...

THE BACKS YOU STAB GOING UP, MAYBE THE A$$E$ YOU NEED TO KISS COMING DOWN "MS NENE"!!! Poor, Poor NeNe, I can recall her appearing on Glee, The New Normal & A Circus just to name a few other opportunities that she perused while she was still A RHOA Star. I also recall her recently trying to bury the hatchet after Greggs Death, in Her attempt to return to the show. Andy Was NOT Interested. Too Bad NeNe stabbed HERSELF in the Back, Smh...

Anonymous said...

She has no one to blame but herself!

Anonymous said...

Nene your horrible entitled attitude is what caused your downfall. You let your fame get to your head and thought you were untouchable bloop

Anonymous said...

When being ignorant goes wrong for all to see. Greg probably couldn't tell her shyt, his last parting ' I told you so.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

NeNe you sabotaged your own career!!

Anonymous said...

If Andy or Bravo had allowed NeNe to come back on the show, all would be forgiven and we wouldn't hear shit from her. This is in retaliation for NeNe feeling rejected but what did she expect? She trashed Andy and Bravo, did she think they would roll over and accept her with open arms? She's done unless she can convince Carlos King into creating a Love & Marriage Atlanta, cause that College Hill shit on BET ain't it.

Anonymous said...

Andy created that monster and we fed it by watching. She's in complete denial that the door is closed!

Anonymous said...

What career? They still have stripper poles in ATL. Bitch knows she can't act. It was only because she was hot on Bravo that anyone even knows who she is.

Anonymous said...

Her problem is she has no talent. Think about it, at the height of her fame she couldn't parlay that much further... Kandi takes every opportunity and creates 5 new opportunities out of it... She's multi-talented... NeNe is only known as the former HBIC on RHOA. On top of that her public persona is pretty unflattering. Hell even Phaedra took her ass to mortuary school. NeNe plan B, C, D,E ain't working so she harping on failed plan A beating a dead horse.

The King Of The Real said...

Broke bitch saying huh

Anonymous said...

She sabotaged her career when she sacrificed Greg. Shit blew up in her face.

Anonymous said...

Byron Allen. Nuff said.

Anonymous said...

It's really too bad that she's going through this as a new widow but like other commenters are saying...it's all karma and it's here with interest.
On the other hand, show business is really dirty unless you have good people in your corner AND you're willing to be one step ahead of everyone else.
However, that latter part is where things get tricky because had she negotiated ownership instead of a high salary, she could leave gracefully. All these side hustles (can anyone count all of them?) clearly aren't working for her because she's jumping on something new every few months.

Now MJ got ownership of the Beatles catalog and later, Prince would gain control of his works. While this was well and good, neither lived to see their 60th birthday. And business matters sometimes work differently for women. From what I understand, remaining gracious and cordial helps set a positive narrative.

Anonymous said...

It's really too bad that she's going through this as a new widow but like other commenters are saying...it's all karma and it's here with interest.
On the other hand, show business is really dirty unless you have good people in your corner AND you're willing to be one step ahead of everyone else.
However, that latter part is where things get tricky because had she negotiated ownership instead of a high salary, she could leave gracefully. All these side hustles (can anyone count all of them?) clearly aren't working for her because she's jumping on something new every few months.

Now MJ got ownership of the Beatles catalog and later, Prince would gain control of his works. While this was well and good, neither lived to see their 60th birthday. And business matters sometimes work differently for women. From what I understand, remaining gracious and cordial helps set a positive narrative.

Anonymous said...

Nene Leakes needs to know when to hold them and when to fold them. Nene is delusional and may have a nervous breakdown. NBC and Andy Cohen don't want nothing to do with her because she became emotionally unstable and was willing to place everyone in jeopardy if she couldn't get her way. NeNe Leakes was hired help and not the creator of RHOA. The Real Housewives of Atlanta was Created by Princess Banton-Lofters. This is why Nene is looking bitter and stupid saying all them horrible things when they made her a household name and she was cashing Trump checks. Nene story is a cautionary-tale never think you're irreplaceable and HBIC, because you've been humbled. Now Nene is pulling for straws.

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