NeNe Leakes ‘Negotiating’ Discrimination Lawsuit W/ Andy Cohen & Bravo

Andy Cohen, NeNe Leakes

NeNe Leakes ‘Negotiating’ Discrimination Lawsuit W/ Andy Cohen & Bravo

NeNe Leakes and Andy Cohen are working on solving their differences outside of the courtroom.

According to reports, former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes, 54, is in talks with Andy Cohen, 54, Bravo, and NBCUniversal to potentially settle the discrimination lawsuit she filed against them before the matter goes to court. Reportedly, recently released court documents show that an Atlanta judge granted the parties a 45-day extension on June 27, after the defendants requested more time to “negotiate” the dispute.

In a motion filed on June 24, a few days before the extension was granted, Andy Cohen, Bravo, and NBCU argued that per contract agreements existing between them and NeNe Leakes the ongoing disputes are “already subject to arbitration in New York.”

The motion also noted that NeNe “disagrees” with the notion of arbitration. However, both parties are “in the process of negotiating this issue in an attempt to avoid the time and expense of a motion to compel arbitration” through their respective counsel.

Nene Leakes

Arbitration is a process in which two parties in a dispute use an independent, impartial third party to settle. Because both sides “agreed” that a 45-day extension is “appropriate to complete these discussions,” the judge granted the deadline extension.

NeNe was on “RHOA” from season one, which aired in 2008, until season 12, which aired in 2019. Earlier this year the businesswoman sued Bravo and Andy Cohen over claims that she suffered years of racist remarks from former co-star Kim Zolciak-Biermann, who is white.

According to the lawsuit, NeNe was subjected to consequences from the network and their respective production companies because they,

“foster a corporate and workplace culture in which racially-insensitive and inappropriate behavior is tolerated — if not, encouraged.”

Nene Leakes

What are your thoughts on this entire situation? Do you think after things are resolved NeNe should return to “RHOA?” Tell us below! 


Authored by: Twila-Amoure McDaniel