Nene Leakes Sues Company Behind Bravo Over Alleged Racism On RHOA

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On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, Nene Leakes sued the companies behind the Real Housewives of Atlanta alleging they “fostered and tolerated a hostile and racist work environment,” as per reports from ABCnews.go.

According to the lawsuit filed in Atlanta’s federal court, Linnethia Monique Leakes, a Black woman, “complained to executives about years of racist remarks from fellow housewife Kim Zolciak-Biermann, who is white, but that only Leakes suffered consequences.”

ABCnews.go reported a scene from RHOA‘s first season, which aired in 2008, involving the cast planning to attend a barbecue. Kim Z. responded to the idea with “words to the effect of: ‘I don’t want to sit around with NeNe and eat chicken’” which “perpetuated an offensive stereotype about African-Americans,” according to the lawsuit.

Another example provided averred “the suit says in 2012 during the fifth season, Zolciak-Biermann made ‘racially offensive and stereotypical’ comments about the new home of housewife Kandi Burruss, calling her neighborhood a ‘ghetto’ and perpetuating a racial stereotype in an offensive comment about whether Burruss needed a swimming pool.”

The lawsuit also claimed “Zolciak-Biermann used the N-word to refer to Leakes and other of the housewives after a dispute with them, the suit alleges. It also alleges Zolciak-Biermann falsely implied that Leakes used drugs and called her home a ‘roach nest.’”

**RIP to Nene’s late husband, Gregg Leakes, who dressed as a roach to Nene’s exterminator as a clap back to Kim… and apparantly the executives behind the most viewed Housewives franchise.**

Calling ’em out:

The defendants named were NBCUniversal, Bravo, True Entertainment, and Truly Original, executives from the companies and Andy Cohen for fostering “a corporate and workplace culture in which racially-insensitive and inappropriate behavior is tolerated – if not, encouraged.”

Page Six reported, “Joe Habachy, another Leakes attorney, said ‘not a day goes by that NeNe doesn’t wake up with an onslaught of overwhelming emotions as a direct result of these unfortunate and avoidable occurrences.’”

“The suit alleges that the defendants’ actions violate federal employment and anti-discrimination law, and it seeks monetary damages to be determined at trial.”

Do you think this will get taken to court? Sound off in the comments.

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