NeNe Leakes shook the entertainment world when she sued the network companies behind the Bravo reality show, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” NeNe accused Bravo of being a toxic work environment where inappropriate behavior is “tolerated— if not, encouraged,” It appears, NeNe has a lot more to say.
The ex-Real Housewives Of Atlanta star is exposing emails from network executives, who told her it was “bad for business” to call out Kim Zolciak-Biermann over alleged racist remarks. Court documents obtained by Radar Online reveal that NeNe accused the defendants of fostering a hostile work environment and allowing her former co-star Kim to make racist comments without consequences.
The lawsuit filed by Nene alleged that she took the issue to NBC and Bravo along with Andy. However, she was told that her reporting of Kim was “not good for business” and that she needed to “take it offline.”
Nene claimed in the suit that the network forced her to remove the posts but allowed Kim to keep hers up. She further claimed Bravo execs then turned the tables on her by hurling unfounded accusations at her.
“Among other things, Bravo executives raised concerns about Mrs. Leakes’ social media (i.e., her response to the perceived racially-offensive attack by Zolciak-Biermann and her daughter) and about media reports of a tax lien that Mrs. Leakes had received,”
NeNe said the attacks on her relating to the tax lien were “clearly retaliatory.” The reality star pointed out the tax issues were first reported on in 2016 and Bravo said nothing until she voiced her issues about Kim. She claimed that she was hit with a $824k tax lien that was ultimately paid off in full.
“Yet, NBC, Bravo, and True used this issue as a justification for having concern about Mrs. Leakes’ professional future and then as a justification for silencing her during this time period. In contrast, other, non-Black housewives were allowed to do much worse without consequence or even threat of consequence.”
NeNe argued that the network and Andy had no issue with Teresa Giudice who faced years of tax issues or Dorit Kemsley who was hit with her own liens. Meanwhile, Bravo has yet to respond to these recent developments. Stay tuned to Thirsty for future updates.
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