Sunday, May 01, 2022

New Details From NeNe Leakes Discrimination Lawsuit Against Bravo


Last week details leaked form former Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes accusing Bravo of sabotaging her efforts to find gainful employment outside the franchise [click here if you missed that]. 

New details have emerged explaining how Bravo essentially forced NeNe off the show...

In court documents, NeNe said the retaliation against her built up over time and reached a head in season 12.
She said the producers not only told her to wear a different color dress than the rest of the girls but they invited co-star Yovanna Momplaisir — despite NeNe telling them her presence would affect her mental health.
The reunion ended with NeNe walking off after being attacked by her other cast members.
NeNe said after the reunion she received a call from Bravo’s Executive Vice President, Production, Shari Levine.
The suit said Levine told NeNe she would have to sit out Season 13. “I want you to sit out for Season 13. You can come back on Season 14,” Shari allegedly said.
NeNe said she was shocked by the news especially since Andy Cohen previously said “RHOA is the house that NeNe built.”
She said she pressed for an explanation but was given “no answer that made any sense.” Later, she said Shari told her the reason was her reunion show walk-off.
“But this happens with some level of frequency, and the housewife is not typically banished. This excuse smacked of more differential treatment. Other (white) housewives have walked off reunion sets only to either return the next year or, alternatively, receive their own spin-off show. The call ended without any agreement or mutual understanding,” NeNe’s lawsuit argued.
One week later, NeNe said Shari called back to tell again she needed to sit out for Season 13. The star said she was offered a development deal for a show based on her Linnethia Lounge in Duluth, Georgia.
“This development deal came with a paltry one hundred- and fifty-thousand-dollar ($150,000) offer,” NeNe said. She was insulted.
In her suit, the reality star said she “begged” that if they were going to kick her off the show, “at least give her a sendoff that was appropriate in light of her years of service.”
NeNe said Shari “played dumb” acting like the “creative side of the network could not figure out how to do this.”
Eventually, the producers offered her the demotion of a “mere” 6 episodes in season 13.
Her lawyer said, “they still offered no legitimate explanation for why. Indeed, the varied explanations shifted with time. Initially, Mrs. Leakes was told that she needed to sit the season out because she had walked off the reunion show.”

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
You never count your money
When you're sittin' at the table
There'll be time enough for countin'
When the dealin's done

Anonymous said...

RHOA was created by a lady named Princess Banton-Lofters. NeNe is just one of the cast and any cast member can be fired. Lots of cast members have been fired on many shows. I'm surprised she lasted that long with her calling Claudia a half breed and always acting like she was above everyone. One second she's begging to come back and the next she's calli g them bigots. Bow out with your dignity.

Vernell said...

There are Two-Sides To Every Lawsuit. The Truth and the Lie. I'll Watch The Chips Fall As They May...

The King Of The Real said...

Imagine fucking up this bad and thinking you can sue yourself some chips or worse into a job acting like a buffoon.

Anonymous said...

China had a chance in hell, Moose has no chance in hell of winning this lawsuit. Bravo execs are having a good pow wow to gather the receipts to have you laughed out of court.

Anonymous said...

Before Greg died, NeNe drug Andy and Bravo for filth, then after she slammed them she said she would be willing to go back on the show. When they were not willing to welcome her back she got upset. This is actually sad because she's losing her dignity behind a trashy show that was built on maki ng women look problematic. She didn't use the show to branch out like Kandi. Kandi took the show and started restaurants, an intimate line, podcast, and on and on. NeNe could've done the same thing but she didn't. She acts like the show is the only thing on earth. Furthermore , it doesn't take 10 plus years to find out a show's discriminatory. I am not fond of Bravo's style but they gave her a 10 plus yr run in a world where most shows don't make season 2. Move on.

Anonymous said...

She is running out of money. Pulling straws out of thin air.

Anonymous said...

The show got popping because of Nene
The show stopped popping when she left
She is great for tv whether you like her or not
Nene and Bravo need to realize they need each other
I won’t be watching again until she’s back
Might watch if Phaedra is back 😏

Anonymous said...

The show is like 13 years old that is why it's dry. It's run its course.

Anonymous said...

@3:07AM Hi Nene

Anonymous said...

If she'd been around for "70 decades " like mama joyce, she wouldn't be having these problems.

Anonymous said...

4:17 you are right

Anonymous said...

The season 14 premier episode was pretty good...I like the chemistry between Marlo, Kenya, Sheree and Kandi.

Vernell said...

Too Bad That NeNe Didn't Learn, "Silence Is Golden"... She Talked Herself In & Out Of ALL Of This SH*T!!! Bravo, Paid Her & Made Her Their CASH COW, Until Her HEAD GREW BIGGER Than Her A$$... NeNe Destroyed The Relationship With Bravo...

Anonymous said...

@7:17 no baby I’m not nene. I am a fan obviously. You thought you did something didn’t you 🤡

Anonymous said...

@Vernell - best comment on this post so far.

This chick must think she really runs things and one has to admit, she was entertaining for a while. However, since none of her other ventures (in front of and away from the camera) have flopped, way back when Greg (RIP) first got sick would've been the time to assess priorities if NeNe wanted to maintain a certain lifestyle. At the same time, she has to realize that show biz and the real money rarely works in our favor. While I'd like to see us hold and receive a million dollars per episode of a popular show (that's not stereotypical), it will probably be a very long time before we can do what the "Friends" cast did.

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