Kandi Burruss Claps Back At Phaedra Parks For Encouraging Former Employee Johnnie Winston To File A Lawsuit

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On the most recent episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Phaedra Parks upped the ante in her war with Kandi Burruss.

It started when Kandi’s former assistant, Johnnie Winston, slammed her on Instagram. She may have fired him from working at the Kandi Factory, but she’d hired him to coordinate her Bedroom Kandi event and had thrown plenty of work his way. Naturally, she felt betrayed.


Johnnie thought he’d been overworked and underpaid and he called Kandi “fake.” She pointed out that he took on the job and accepted the check. But she was most offended at being labeled by her former employee.

“Now you can call me a bitch, you can call me an asshole but to call me motherf*cking fake is just wrong, okay?! So I’m going to take my fake money and not worry about paying you fake money no more. Let this be your last fake check you gotta get from me, okay?! Goodbye.”

Not content with his few minutes of screen time, Johnnie headed over to Phaedra’s law office and talked to her about filing a suit against Kandi.

Don’t think Kandi took this sitting down. She was pissed off with a capital P. She let the Twitterverse know exactly how she felt about Phaedra and Johnnie.

Phaedra has never been a fan of the Kandi Coated Clique, but she was sure happy to entertain Johnnie in her office.

When a viewer pointed out that Phaedra didn’t take the case, Kandi didn’t like the fact that instead of shutting him down, Phaedra recommended another lawyer.

Kandi insisted that Phaedra knew Johnnie no longer worked for her. She’d told the ladies at the food tasting party, but it was cut from the final edit.

“Everybody knew. I had told them all at the tasting. They didn’t show it. Not only that he hadn’t worked at the Kandi Factory in 7months when we taped that.”

Kandi retweeted a poster who compared Phaedra entertaining Johnnie’s lawsuit, to brining Angela Stanton on the show. You’ll remember she’s the author of the book Lies of a Real Housewife: Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil, which painted Phaedra as the criminal mastermind behind Apollo’s scams.


One of Kandi’s complaints is that Johnnie could have come to her at any time in the seven months since he’d been terminated and talk things over. But he waited until Bravo was filming before airing his grievances.

“It sucks when somebody that you’ve helped & genuinely liked & looked out for turns on you for TV. Waiting til we’re on camera to say u have a problem when you had months to do so is whack.”

One fan questioned why Johnnie worked for Kandi for four years if he felt so mistreated. Kandi questioned why he wanted his job back if he was so unhappy.

According to Kandi, Johnnie did press on with his suit and it’s ongoing.

What do you think about this continuing fight between Phaedra and Kandi? The gloves are off and things are getting very nasty. How low will they go?


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