NeNe Leakes isn’t holding anything back in her lawsuit against Andy Cohen, NBCU, Bravo and the executives behind The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
A few days after it was reported that the former reality star was suing the network and more for tolerating a hostile and racist work environment, it has been reported that the lawsuit also mentions Cohen allegedly sabotaging negotiations surrounding Leakes’ own radio show.
NeNe Leakes claims Andy Cohen and NBC Universal went out of their way to “blackball” her in the industry.
In her 74-page lawsuit filed against Andy Cohen, Bravo, and the producers behind RHOA, NeNe Leakes alleges that she was previously in talks to acquire a new show on Sirius XM.
However, she claims Cohen and NBC Universal “interfered with, and sabotaged, this effort.”
“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,” the lawsuits states, according to RadarOnline.
Leakes also alleges she lost out on her own spin-off show because of Cohen and Bravo executives.
In addition to her radio show, NeNe Leakes claims in her lawsuit that Bravo and the producers of RHOA backed out on developing her own spin-off show after she spoke out against the alleged racism she experienced while working with the network.
As previously reported, Leakes claimed that she experienced racism first-hand from her former friend and RHOA co-star Kim Zolciak-Biermann. Leakes claimed that Zolciak-Biermann made several offensive comments towards her and other Black co-stars while filming.
After Leakes brought up Zolciak-Biermann's behavior to the show's producers, she claims that the "Don't Be Tardy" singer was never reprimanded and was instead given her own spin-off show.
Leakes, on the other hand, claims she was “denied the right to do other work other than filming for RHOA when other housewives (who had not spoke out against racially- offensive treatment) were permitted the right to do other work.”
Leakes previously seemed like she wanted to make nice with Cohen.
She said, “I think Andy and I were really close for a really, really long time and I love Benny Boo, and I helped pay for his baby shower and all those things. I think that Andy and I need to have a sit down and talk and then we’re off to the races.”
At the time Cohen said, “We are in the midst of shooting season 14 of the Atlanta housewives, and it’s great and Marlo has her peach and Shereé is back, and we have some new faces and some great faces and Kenya Moore is on fire, and so I am really focused right now on season 14 of the housewives of Atlanta and not really looking beyond that right now.”