Nene Leakes is suing Andy Cohen for failing to address alleged claims of racism on ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta.’The 54-year-old reality star is known for having appeared on the Bravo show  which is produced by TV star Andy Cohen, 53, as well as NBC and Comcast for 10 seasons until 2020 and is alleging that the production companies behind the reality show “encouraged” a racist work environment.

The lawsuit, obtained by ETOnline reads: “NBC, and its parent company Comcast, perpetuate the lack of diversity in the industry. Comcast and NBC have been, and still are, plagued by a lack of diversity at the highest levels of the senior leadership. NBC, Bravo and True foster a corporate and workplace culture in which racially-insensitive and inappropriate behavior is tolerated if not, encouraged.”

The lawsuit also alleges that an incident which took place on the first season of the show  which aired back in 2008 -“perpetuated an offensive stereotype” when fellow housewife Kim Zolciak-Biermann refused to attended a barbecue with Nene.

It read: “The cast was planning to attend a barbecue, and housewife Kim Zolciak-Biermann responded to the idea with words to the effect of: ‘I don’t want to sit around with NeNe and eat chicken.’ perpetuated an offensive stereotype about African-Americans.”

The suit goes on to state that NeNe had complained to producers about the alleged behaviour but did they failed to “terminate their relationship with Zolciak-Biermann” nor did they take any other “meaningful action” to put an end to her actions, which NeNe claimed was “racially-offensive.”


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