Thursday, April 21, 2022

NeNe Leakes Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Bravo


For the past two years NeNe Leakes has been threatening to sue Bravo after being demoted then fired from The Real Housewives of Atlanta [click here if you missed that]. 

NeNe has finally pulled the trigger...

The Associated Press reports
The lawsuit filed in federal court in Atlanta says Leakes, who is Black, complained to executives about years of racist remarks from fellow housewife Kim Zolciak-Biermann, who is white, but that only Leakes suffered consequences.
It names as defendants NBCUniversal, Bravo, production companies True Entertainment and Truly Original, executives from the companies and “Housewives” executive producer Andy Cohen, but not Zolciak-Biermann.
“NBC, Bravo and True foster a corporate and workplace culture in which racially-insensitive and inappropriate behavior is tolerated – if not, encouraged,” the suit says.
Representatives for NBCUniversal declined comment. Emails sent to representatives for the other defendants and Zolciak-Biermann seeking comment were not immediately returned.
It alleges that during the first season, which aired in 2008, the cast was planning to attend a barbecue, and housewife Kim Zolciak-Biermann, responded to the idea with “words to the effect of: ‘I don’t want to sit around with NeNe and eat chicken.’” The suit says the statement “perpetuated an offensive stereotype about African-Americans.”
The suit says in 2012 during the fifth season, Zolciak-Biermann made “racially offensive and stereotypical” comments about the new home of housewife Kandi Burruss, calling her neighborhood a “ghetto” and perpetuating a racial stereotype in an offensive comment about whether Burruss needed a swimming pool.
That same year, the suit says, Zolciak-Biermann used the N-word to refer to Leakes and other of the housewives after a dispute with them, the suit alleges. It also alleges Zolciak-Biermann falsely implied that Leakes used drugs and called her home a “roach nest.”
The suit says after Leakes complaints to the executives overseeing the show, they “did not terminate their relationship with Zolciak-Biermann, nor take any other meaningful action to put an end to her racially-offensive behavior,” and if anything rewarded her by giving her her own spinoff show.
“From the day the series began filming, NeNe was the target of systemic racism from co-star Kim Zolciak-Biermann, which was tolerated by Bravo executive producer Andy Cohen and other executives,” Leakes’ lawyer David deRubertis said in a statement.
Joe Habachy, another Leakes’ attorney, said via email that “not a day goes by that NeNe doesn’t wake up with an onslaught of overwhelming emotions as a direct result of these unfortunate and avoidable occurrences.”

19 comments:

Malika said...

Yep, this will change her being blackballed lol

Anonymous said...

I don't think she was black balled until now...her personality is just three much however, Andy bout to show her what black balled is. Andy is Jewish and you know he bout to lawyer up with the best Jewish lawyers!

Anonymous said...

Case dismissed.

Anonymous said...

With Greg gone there is no stopping this reckless bitch. She had one job and could not handle it. There is no telling what her ignorant ass could be doing with Bravo. She is 10x's more entertaining than Garcelle and she took that one lame season held her peace and is doing damn good.

Unknown said...

Now, that plastic face and body would be wasteful if the only place she could stunt is the grocery store and C list club appearance.

R in NYC said...

The drugs part I can believe. I remember that episode where they did a slumber party with their men at Nene's house and she was high as a kite.

Anonymous said...

Desperate for that platform again...Bitch don't know what grace is so she'll go out with the clown shit...knowing damn well her trump'd up lawsuit is out of spite & vindictiveness....Bitch Bye.
CASE DISMISSED

Anonymous said...

So since she mentions Kim over and over in the lawsuit why don't she just sue Kim and not Andy. She signed up for that show over and over and took a check. If it was that bad and painful she shouldn't have kept signing contracts!

Anonymous said...

If she thinks she has a case then Sweetie should sue her for shaming her into leaving her job as an assistant. Yeah i know shit sounds silly just like her lawsuit!

Anonymous said...

This woman is such a hypocrite. There was an episode where Kandi & Phaedra said they couldn't see Kim in Africa holding a black baby & she supported Kim at the reunion. She continued to be friends & film with Kim after the chicken comment & racist comments about Kandi's new house. She also called Claudia a half breed during an argument & nothing happened to her so maybe Claudia should sue as well.

Anonymous said...

Not a fan of NeNe's attitude
But she looks really good in pic

The King Of The Real said...

She about to be tricking

Anon said...

@12:43 PM Even my wrinkled 75 yr old grandmammy could look great in a photo edited pic, with a wig glued to her scalp, and some false eye lashes glued to her eyelids.🙄

Anonymous said...

NoNo hates Kim yet she spent crazy money to try and look like her. Even crazier is after the first incident allegedly went unresolved, she not only returned for several seasons but got at least one spin-off.

Welp, she's too old to get back on that pole so the only sensible solution is that all of her adult children and their bm need to get jobs. In the meantime, she needs to downsize and sell any business venture that's not making money.

Anonymous said...

Pride goes before the fall and this bish is truly falling.

Anonymous said...

Lenethia Smollett sitcho ass down somewhere with this bogus victimhood.

Meansideeye said...

Is that what she looks like now? Idk if its hypocrisy, idiocy or long term damage that does it but a self hating black person screaming racism gets me every time. I'm confused.

Anonymous said...

Two months ago NeNe said she would like to go back to the Housewives. During then and now she has not returned, and she has a federal lawsuit for discrimination. Now this will NOT get NeNe any gigs and the "blackballing" will be REAL.

Anonymous said...

yeah, she is going to lose.

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