NeNe Leakes ‘Negotiates’ Lawsuit With Bravo, Andy Cohen

NeNe Leakes is in talks with Andy Cohen, Bravo and NBCUniversal to potentially settle the discrimination case she brought against them out of court, Vidak For Congress has learned.

An Atlanta judge on Wednesday granted the parties a 45-day reprieve until August 19 after the defendants requested more time to “negotiate” the dispute, according to court documents.

In a motion filed on June 24, Cohen, 54, Bravo, and NBCU argued that per contract agreements between them and Leakes, 54, the pending disputes “are already subject to arbitration in New York.”

According to lawyers, arbitration is a process in which two parties to a dispute use an independent, impartial third party to settle it.

However, the motion also noted that Leakes “disagrees” with the idea of ​​arbitration, but that both sides are “negotiating this matter in an effort to reduce the time and cost of a motion to enforce arbitration” via their respective council.

Since both parties “agreed” that a 45-day extension is “appropriate for it to be completed”,
discussions’, the judge granted the term extension.

The black alum of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” who is black, filed a lawsuit in April over claims she made racist comments for years against former co-star Kim Zolciak-Biermann, who is white.

A photo of NeNe Leakes looking away as she sits.
Leakes has not filed a lawsuit against Kim Zolciak-Biermann.
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The reality star claimed she alone faced the ramifications of the network and their respective production companies for “promoting a corporate and workplace culture where racially insensitive and inappropriate behavior is tolerated — if not, encouraged,” the lawsuit said.

After the filing, Leakes has maintained that she was “blacklisted” for booking other jobs in the entertainment space as a result of her statements.

“I was constantly retaliated, blacklisted, couldn’t work, was silenced, and so, you know, it was hard to do,” the former fashion police host told TMZ in May.

Andy Cohen is in his "WWHL" clubhouse.
NBC Universal and Bravo are headquartered in New York, which is likely why arbitration will take place there.
Bravo/NBCU photo bank via Getty

In September 2021, Leakes announced that she would be leaving “RHOA” after 12 seasons.

She said at the time: “A lot of emotion has flown in from both sides. It’s been hard and I made the very difficult and very difficult decision not to be part of ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ season 13. It was not an easy decision for me. It was difficult.”

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