Us Weekly confirmed in April 2022 that Leakes sued NBCUniversal, Bravo, manufacturing corporations True Entertainment and Truly Original and government producer Andy Cohen over working circumstances. The case was filed within the metropolis of Atlanta, and it ended 4 months later.
Per the courtroom docs, the Linnethia Lounge proprietor alleged that NBC and its Bravo community “maintain a corporate culture that is insensitive to Black talent and fosters racially offensive behavior that goes unpunished.”
Leakes went on to assert that the corporate’s lack of variety in its company construction has contributed to insensitivities toward people of color, additional alleging that the Real Housewives franchise is “racially segregated” and referred to as out their therapy of various present stars. (Us reached out to Bravo and Cohen for remark however they didn’t reply.)
“For years, NBC, Bravo and True have fostered a corporate and workplace culture that has permitted and tolerated – if not, encouraged – racially offensive and insensitive conduct, statements and actions by their employees,” the courtroom paperwork declare. “This is seen in the repeated instances of such behavior occurring by their employees and cast members without any meaningful consequence, corrective action, or remediation. In fact, it is as if NBC, Bravo, and/or True have simply ignored and turned a blind eye to the fact that the talent who works on their shows are also working at their workplaces.”
However, the New York native and the defendants filed a joint stipulation of dismissal with out prejudice in August 2022, dropping the lawsuit earlier than a listening to passed off.
“Leakes hereby dismisses this action and all claims asserted by Leakes without prejudice, thereby concluding this case before this Court at this time,” in accordance to courtroom paperwork obtained by Us Weekly.
“I have made the hard and very difficult decision to not be a part of Real Housewives of Atlanta season 13,” the Glee alum stated by way of her YouTube channel on the time. “It wasn’t an easy decision for me. … There has been a lot of emotion flying on both sides. I’m just so happy that I can say that I was a part of a genre that opened doors for Black ensemble reality shows.”
The TV community, for its half, wished Leakes “all the best in her future endeavors” per a press release to Us on the time. They added, “She’s been instrumental since the start and will truly be missed, and maybe one day she’ll hold the peach again.”
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