NeNe Leakes Denies ‘Temper Tantrum’ Over Bravo Lawsuit

Nene Leakes Denies Throwing Temper Tantrum With Bravo Lawsuit

Nene Leakes.
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Demanding respect. Nene Leakes insists she isn’t throwing a “temper tantrum’” over her lawsuit with Bravo — she’s merely combating again.

“I’ve been blacklisted,” the previous Real Housewives of Atlanta star, 54, claimed in an announcement to TMZ on Monday, May 2. “If you haven’t worked in more than three years when all of a sudden you’re working and sought after, then suddenly you’re not working, it’s being blacklisted. I haven’t caused any problems on any sets. Everybody I’ve ever worked with, I’ve had a good work relationship with except for this group of people.”

Leakes initially joined the cast of Real Housewives in 2008 earlier than saying her departure in season 7. She returned to the franchise for seasons 10, 11 and 12 earlier than completely leaving the truth present in September 2020.

“I have made the hard and very difficult decision to not be ap art of Real Housewives of Atlanta season 13,” the style designer mentioned by way of her YouTube channel on the time. “It wasn’t an easy decision for me. … There has been a lot of emotion flying on both sides. I’m just so happy that I can that I was a part of a genre that opened doors for Black ensemble reality shows.”

The TV community, in an announcement to Us Weekly on the time, wished Leakes “all the best in her future endeavors.” They added, “She’s been instrumental since the start and will truly be missed, and maybe one day she’ll hold the peach again.”

When requested if she was searching for compensation from the lawsuit, The New Normal alum instructed TMZ mentioned she “couldn’t speak on that,” however the claims she was aiming for a brand new. present of her personal on the community was “so ridiculous.”

The TV character added: “We’re talking about discrimination, we’re not talking about a show,” she instructed the outlet. “It has nothing to do with having a temper tantrum and wanting a show. I never wanted my own show. I mean, I had many opportunities to have one — that’s not it. It’s discrimination, that’s what it is.”

Nene Leakes Denies Throwing Temper Tantrum With Bravo Lawsuit
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The Glee alum’s assertion comes on the heels of her lawsuit in opposition to NBCUniversal, Bravo, manufacturing corporations True Entertainment and Truly Original and govt producer Andy Cohen.

Leakes filed the declare in Atlanta Georgia in April 2022, in line with paperwork obtained by Us.

“NBC, Bravo and True Original foster a corporate and workplace culture in which racially-insensitive and inappropriate behavior is tolerated — if not, encouraged,” the previous Bravo character alleged within the authorized papers.

At the time of the submitting, the Chicago star acknowledged to TMZ that “the goals are to stop discrimination against Black women,” noting that “nobody wants to go to work every day as a Black woman with blonde hair and the head of the corporation call you a white woman. So, stop discrimination.”

The New York native additionally accused former costar Kim Zolciak-Biermann of racist remarks that went unaddressed. After Leakes joined the Real Housewives, Zolciak-Biermann, 43, allegedly “perpetuated an offensive stereotype about African-Americans,” the court docket doc says.

The comic additionally claimed her considerations had been ignored on the time, regardless of being vocal concerning the subject to executives on the community.

“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 mentioned in an announcement in April 2022.

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