NeNe is currently embroiled in a lawsuit with Andy Cohen, NBCUniversal, Bravo, True Entertainment, and Truly Original over allegations of a racist and antagonistic work environment.
NeNe recently went live on Instagram and updated fans on her friendship with Marlo, in response to a curious follower.
“What’s she doing now? Lord, they say she wearing furs and running around,” NeNe read through a laugh. “I don’t know what going on with these girls. I don’t honey. I try not to keep up.”
NeNe spilled that while there’s no ill will between herself and Marlo, they are currently not in touch.
“I haven’t spoken to Marlo in a long time. It’s crazy … you know what I’m saying? We don’t have any issues but I don’t know what’s going on. It’s just like that … that’s how that show is,” she continued.
NeNe alleged that Bravo executives discourage past and present cast members from spending time together, calling the idea an effort to “conquer and divide.”
Marlo acknowledged NeNe’s lawsuit last month during an interview—sending her friend love without pushing boundaries with the network.
“You know, we’re going to leave that where it’s at,” Marlo told Extra. “Just sending my sister some love and kisses and we’re gonna keep talking about me and my peach and how it’s my time to shine, baby.”
NeNe’s explosive lawsuit takes aim at Bravo, RHOA producers, and Cohen, accusing the defendants of disregarding her complaints against former co-star, Kim Zolciak-Biermann. NeNe claimed that she was ignored by the network and producers after speaking out about her co-star’s alleged racist comments, per the complaint obtained by Radar Online.
NeNe’s lawyer alleged that “the retaliatory, discriminatory and harassing treatment of Mrs. Leakes continued” at the conclusion of RHOA Season 11. NeNe said that Season 12 production was well underway before she was offered a contract.
“This was not typical, and it was retaliatory. She was also again offered a lowered number of guaranteed episodes than she should have been offered,” her attorney wrote.
NeNe stated that Cohen and the network then continued to “blacklist” and “sabotage her attempts to secure work beyond RHOA.” The suit references an instance when NeNe was in negotiations for her own Sirius XM radio show. She alleged that the defendants “interfered with, and sabotaged, this effort.”
NeNe took to social media to put the network and Cohen on blast after Bravo supposedly shut her out of a special about race, in August 2020. The network allegedly withdrew a spinoff development deal they had offered NeNe and “cut-off future negotiations for continued employment on RHOA or otherwise.”
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