Andy Cohen Doesn’t Believe Producers Told Phaedra Rape Rumor
In a new interview, Andy Cohen opens up about the Phaedra Parks controversy that plagued the reunion of Real Housewives of Atlanta. As previously reported, during the reunion Phaedra revealed that she had repeated the rumor that cast mate Kandi Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker had planned to drug and rape cast mate, Porsha Williams. Andy says about Phaedra’s reaction while the situation unfolded on the reunion,
She was very passive. I was surprised by that.
Andy, who is an executive producer of the franchise, admits he doesn’t believe that Phaedra was fed the rumor by production.
I don’t believe it and also I know Phaedra and I know everyone in the group. You can’t tell them ‘Go say this on camera…’ It’ just doesn’t work. You ever met a housewife? They do their own thing.
When asked if Phaedra is actually fired from the series, he says,
Well look, we’re looking at next season. And you have to look at where we left off, which is none of the women want to engage with her, so that’s a tough place to come back from.
Andy is also tight-lipped on whether Nene Leakes will return to the show.
The answer is, we haven’t started shooting. We will let you know as soon as it happens.
The EP also confirmed that men (husbands, boyfriends, etc.) do NOT get paid.
This is the show about the women and about their wives and the guys come with it. They are considered part of the package. Some of them will engage more than others. We’ve been lucky with Atlanta.