NeNe Leakes Dismisses Discrimination Lawsuit Against Bravo and Andy Cohen

According to a new report, the former cast member of ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ has decided to dismiss the case and ‘all claims asserted by [her] without prejudice.’

AceShowbizNeNe Leakes has dropped her own discrimination lawsuit against Bravo and its executive producer Andy Cohen. According to a new report, the former cast member of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” filed on Friday, August 19 to dismiss the case and “all claims asserted by [her] without prejudice.”

The court documents, which were obtained by PEOPLE on Monday, August 22, also stated, “All Parties consent and stipulate to the foregoing dismissal. No party will seek recovery of costs or attorneys’ fees in any submission to this Court.” As this situation is a joint stipulation dismissal without prejudice between all parties, NeNe can reopen it at a later time.

The case’s conclusion arrived two months after it was reported that the reality TV star was in negotiations with Andy, Bravo and NBC Universal to possibly settle their case outside of court. Back in June, an Atlanta judge granted the parties a 45-day extension on Monday until August 19 after the defendants requested more time to “negotiate” the dispute.

In her lawsuit that she filed in April, NeNe accused them of “encouraging” racism on the show. The star, who is black, claimed that she faced years of “racially offensive and stereotypical” remarks from her white former co-star Kim Zolciak-Biermann. Despite her complaints about the matter, they “did not terminate their relationship with Zolciak-Biermann, nor take any other meaningful action to put an end to her racially-offensive behavior” and rewarded her her own spin-off series instead.

She additionally claimed the execs tried to stop NeNe from showing her support for the Black Lives Matter movement by keeping her off episodes where the housewives addressed the matter. “As the Black Lives Matter movement swept our nation, Mrs. Leakes – Bravo’s historically most successful Black female talent – should have been embraced by NBC, Bravo, and True,” the suit said. “Instead, NBC, Bravo, and True forced her out of the ‘house she built,’ denying her a regular role.”

She further alleged that the network’s execs “blacklisted” and “silenced” her for speaking up against the network that helped her rise to fame. Back in May, she told TMZ, “But I was constantly being retaliated against, being blacklisted, not able to work, being silenced, and so, you know, it was difficult to do.”

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