The drama continues to unfold in the heated battle between Nene Leakes and the Bravo network as the former Real Housewives Of Atlanta star claims to have suffered a financial consequence after she shared her complaints about former co-star Kim Zolciak’s alleged racial comments according to RadarOnline.
At this point, it’s no secret that Leakes is suing Bravo, NBCUniversal, production companies True Entertainment and Truly Original, executives from the companies, and RHOA executive producer Andy Cohen citing that they allowed a racist and hostile work environment.
More tea continues to spilleth over as the reality star exposes emails from the network, claiming she was told it was “bad for business” to call out Zolciak over her alleged racist remarks and instructed her to “take it offline,” according to the suit.
“They now began to hurl accusations of concern against Mrs. Leakes,” the court docs state.
“Among other things, Bravo executives raised concerns about Mrs. Leakes’ social media (i.e., her response to the perceived racially-offensive attack by Zolciak-Biermann and her daughter) and about media reports of a tax lien that Mrs. Leakes had received."
The former Housewives star claims she was hit with an $824k tax lien that was ultimately paid off in full.
“Yet, NBC, Bravo, and True used this issue as a justification for having concern about Mrs. Leakes’ professional future and then as a justification for silencing her during this time period,” says the document.
“In contrast, other, non-Black housewives were allowed to do much worse without consequence or even threat of consequence.”
The reality star claims the tax lien attack was “clearly retaliatory” and she had first brought it to the network's attention in 2016. She claims nothing was said about it until she raised concerns about Zolciak.
In court documents obtained by the publication, the suit shares details about a cast trip to Spain during the tenth season where the ladies were instructed not to bring family members or husbands, to which the suit claims exceptions were made for the more “favorable” cast members.
“These were the rules, and they were supposed to apply to everyone,” the suit reads.
“But, as often happened, a second set of more favorable rules seemed to apply to white Zolciak-Biermann.” Zolciak decided to not attend the trip, which the actress claims led to her being publicly attacked by Zolciak and her daughter, Brielle Zolciak-Bierman, claiming her new home was “roach-infested.”
“Mrs. Leakes, and some of her fellow Black housewives, were outraged by the claim that Mrs. Leakes’ house was “roach” infested – a term that Mrs. Leakes and fellow housewives felt was racially-offensive for its cultural implications for impoverished black women living in the projects,” the court docs state.
Leakes responded to the attack, calling them “racist trash.”