NeNe Leakes In Talks W/ Reality Star Kathy Griffin To Become A Witness In Discrimination Lawsuit Against Bravo
It looks like reality star NeNe Leakes is preparing for a fight to win her multi-million dollar lawsuit against TV network Bravo and its affiliates.
According to Radar Online, “Real Housewives Of Atlanta” veteran NeNe Leakes, 54, is pulling out all the stops necessary to help her win her discrimination lawsuit. The TV personality is reportedly working towards teaming up with one of Bravo’s heavy hitters, reality star Kathy Griffin, 61.
NeNe Leakes, born Linnethia Monique Johnson, filed a discrimination lawsuit in an Atlanta court over claims that she suffered years of racist remarks from former castmate Kim Zolciak-Biermann, who is white.
Leakes claims her co-star made racially charged remarks to her repeatedly with no consequence and accuses Bravo, NBCUniversal, and host Andy Cohen of fostering a racially toxic work environment. A judge granted both sides until August 19 to “negotiate” the dispute outside of court. A source connected to the lawsuit stated:
“Kathy was one of the first-ever stars on Bravo.”
The insider continued:
“Long before The Real Housewives, Kathy had her own hit show on Bravo. My Life on the D-list put Andy Cohen on the map at a time when the network was basically still a start-up.”
The source added:
“Kathy knows everything about Bravo and Andy. She was there from day one and saw how the machine operates. NeNe knows that.”
In addition, sources say most celebrities associated with the network are refusing to help Leakes. The source noted that if Kathy Griffin agrees to be a witness, then the “floodgates will open up.”
As previously reported, the entertainer accused Andy Cohen of getting her Blacklisted after she called the network out for racist behavior. Leakes recently revealed she’s been working on a book for the past year that will seemingly address the racist allegations and how she’s been treated by the network.
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