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NeNe Leakes has dismissed her race and age discrimination lawsuit against Andy Cohen, Bravo Network, and others.

The former Real Housewives of Atlanta star filed a lawsuit against Cohen, Bravo, and other parties, accusing them of fostering a hostile work environment on the RHOA set.

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In June, it was reported that Leakes was in talks with Cohen, NBCUniversal, True Entertainment, LLC and Bravo Media Corporation to settle her race discrimination lawsuit against them and other defendants named in her lawsuit.

According to court documents, a judge granted a 45-day extension while the parties try to negotiate a settlement in arbitration.

Apparently, an agreement has been reached and Leakes dismissed her lawsuit without prejudice, meaning she can file her lawsuit again at a later date.


Court documents obtained by PEOPLE on Monday show Leakes "dismisses this action and all claims asserted by Leakes without prejudice."

"All Parties consent and stipulate to the foregoing dismissal," the document reads. "No party will seek recovery of costs or attorneys' fees in any submission to this Court."


Prior to filing her lawsuit, Leakes, 55, claimed that Cohen and Bravo fostered a racially-insensitive corporate and workplace culture. She also claimed that former co-star Kim Zolciak-Biermann made racist comments for years, and nothing was done to reign in her behavior.

Zolciak-Biermann was not named in the lawsuit.

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Lizzo fans are outraged over a simple case of mistaken identity.

The incident happened during a segment called "Will! Kathy! Know Them?" on an episode of "Watch What Happens Live."

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kathy Hilton mistakenly identified singer Lizzo (above right) as the character "Precious" portrayed by actress Gabourey Sidibe in the movie Precious.

Crystal Kung Minkoff, Hilton's co-star on RHOBH, tried to help her out by saying, "She is precious though, Lizzo is precious."

Hilton quickly agreed, saying, "That's what I call her! Her nickname's 'Precious' to me."

Host Andy Cohen hid his face with the question cards, and appeared horrified by Hilton's mistake. He quickly moved on to the next question.

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Both Gabby (L) and Lizzo (R) are obese Black women, but the similarities end there.

Fans took to Twitter to blast Hilton for giving credence to the stereotype that all Black people look alike.

One Twitter user wrote: "There's nothing funny about Kathy Hilton calling Lizzo 'Precious.' Absolutely nothing."

Another user wrote: "Kathy Hilton damn well know Lizzo ain't Precious, a FICTIONAL character. That's mad disrespectful, racist, and fatphobic."

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Money troubles will soon be over for former reality TV star Linnethia Monique Nene Leakes.

The ex Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member is reportedly in talks with Andy Cohen, NBCUniversal, True Entertainment, LLC and Bravo Media Corporation to settle her race discrimination lawsuit against them and other defendants named in her lawsuit.

According to court documents, a judge on Monday granted a 45-day extension while the parties try to negotiate a settlement in arbitration.

Magistrate Judge Justin S. Anand granted the 45-day extension after both sides "agreed" that the extension is "appropriate to complete these discussions."

Bravo, Cohen and NBCU claim NeNe was wrong to file her lawsuit in Georgia rather than in New York, per the terms of her contract.

In a motion filed on June 24, Bravo, Cohen and NBCU argued that the ongoing dispute is "already subject to arbitration in New York."

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However, NeNe "disagrees" with the jurisdiction argument. Both parties are reportedly "in the process of negotiating this issue in an attempt to avoid the time and expense of a motion to compel arbitration."

NeNe, 54, was terminated from RHOA after she fell afoul of Cohen and other cast members who say she is difficult to work with.

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After begging Cohen to let her return (he declined), NeNe filed a lawsuit accusing Cohen and Bravo of "encouraging" racism on the show by not reigning in "racist" Kim Zolciak-Biermann.

NeNe claims Zolciak-Biermann used racially offensive slurs and insults to describe her and cast member Kandi Burruss on the set.

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Despite her complaints, NeNe says Bravo "did not terminate their relationship with Zolciak-Biermann, nor take any other meaningful action to put an end to her racially-offensive behavior" and, instead, rewarded her with her own spin-off series.

NeNe is being represented by attorney David M. deRubertis.

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Meanwhile, NeNe and her married boyfriend Nyonisela Sioh graced the red carpet at the 2022 BET Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.

NeNe denied depriving Nyoni's wife of his affections, and she said his wife never should've dragged her name into their marital dispute.

NeNe welcomes her day in court to defend herself against the alienation of affection allegations.

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NeNe Leakes filed a federal lawsuit against Andy Cohen and Bravo TV alleging they encouraged and tolerated a hostile and racist work environment.

NeNe, 54, filed the lawsuit in Atlanta's federal court on Wednesday, according to ET Online.

Co-defendants include NBCUniversal, Bravo, True Entertainment and Truly Original, and "Real Housewives" executive producer Andy Cohen.

The lawsuit claims the co-defendants ignored NeNe's repeated complaints about Kim Zolciak-Biermann's racist behavior on the set of Real Housewives of Atlanta.

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"From the day the series began filming, NeNe was the target of systemic racism from co-star Kim Zolciak-Biermann, which was tolerated by Bravo executive producer Andy Cohen and other executives," said NeNe's Beverly Hills attorney David DeRubertis in a statement to ET.

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DeRubertis added: "For years NBC, Bravo and TruTV have permitted – even encouraged – a corporate and workplace culture that tolerates cast members and talents' racially-offensive and insensitive conduct, statements and actions without any meaningful consequence or remediation. NeNe hopes that coming forward with this lawsuit [will force] these networks ... to ensure a workplace free from racially discriminatory or harassing behavior."

NeNe is seeking millions of dollars for her pain and suffering.

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NeNe Leakes has expressed an interest in returning to Real Housewives of Atlanta, the reality TV show she helped create with Bravo Network.

After the death of her husband, Gregg Leakes, NeNe is alone for the first time in her adult life. Friends say money is tight and NeNe is struggling to keep her Linnethia Restaurant & Lounge open.

NeNe's million Duluth mansion is still sitting on the market after 52 days. She is asking $3.8 million for the property she purchased for $2 million in 2015.

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Last week, NeNe admitted she would absolutely be open to returning to the show if her former friend, Bravo producer Andy Cohen would give her a meeting.

Andy has responded to her request.

According to Rhymeswithsnitch, Andy Cohen responded to NeNe on his SiriusXM podcast, Andy Cohen Live.

Here is what he said:

"What I don't want to do is get into a public thing with her. I think she would probably prefer that I keep her name out of my mouth and that is what I'm going to honor."


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NeNe Leakes appeared on talk show The Real on Thursday, Nov. 4, to discuss possibly returning to reality TV.

So far, she has had no offers - partly because of her reputation as difficult to work with.

NeNe said she would be "happy to return to the show" if Bravo executive producer Andy Cohen would have a sit-down meeting her. She says she has a lot of "unfinished business" to take care of, according to

It's been rumored that the mom-of-two is running pretty low on cash.

Loni Love:

Well, the question that people really want to know Nene, you know it, would you return?

Garcelle Beauvais:

Yasss, Nene.

Nene Leakes:

Yeah, sure, I'll return to the show. I'm ok with returning to the show as long as you know, we can work through a few things. I'm happy to return to the show, and besides, I have a lot of unfinished business with a couple of them they confirmed on the show.

Loni Love:

Like what kind of business, Nene? What could get you to come back?

Nene Leakes:

I think Andy and I were really close for a really, really long time and I love Benny Boo, and I helped pay for his baby shower and all those things. I think that Andy and I need to have a sit down and talk and then we're off to the races.

Question: Do you think Bravo wants NeNe back?

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NeNe Leakes called out a former co-worker for selfishly using her for their personal gain. The mom-of-two made the comment on on Friday.

"Have you ever worked with a sociopath who used you for their personal gain to achieve what they want for themselves."

She followed up with, "You see there's something wrong, You know something is wrong but you do nothing to stop it. Why? Do you lack empathy?"

Some of NeNe's followers guessed she was calling out Andy Cohen, who previously worked as a producer for Bravo before stepping down.

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As you know, a sociopath is a mentally and emotionally unstable person who suffers from antisocial personality disorder or narcissism.

Many sociopaths are socially likable people who tend to be charming, handsome and regarded highly by their peers.

But they lack empathy for others, and they can be manipulative and deceitful. A sociopath is a backstabber who smiles in your face while twisting the knife.

The entertainment industry is full of sociopaths and narcissists. Some would say NeNe herself is a narcissist who uses others for her own selfish needs.

Question: Who do you think NeNe is referring to?

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Andy Cohen broke his silence about Stassi Schroeder's termination from Vanderpump Rules. Cohen said he supported Bravo's decision to fire Schroeder and 3 other cast members, including Kristen Doute, for their racist actions in the past.

Schroeder, who is white, was fired on Tuesday for a 2018 incident involving cast member Faith Stowers, who is Black.

"There's so much happening in the Bravo universe," Cohen said on his Sirius XM podcast show. "So much talk about Vanderpump Rules and then, of course, the reunion ended up airing last night. I will say this about what happened. I absolutely support Bravo's decision, I think it was the right decision."

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Cohen spoke up about Schroeder's dismissal after fans of the Bravo show pestered him via emails and social media.

He was quick to say he has no control over the show's programming or casting, having stepped down as executive producer in 2013.

"I want to remind people because I've been getting so many tweets and messages and whatever about Vanderpump Rules and about Southern Charm and other shows. I'm not in charge of programming at Bravo anymore," Cohen added. "I am not an Executive Producer of Vanderpump Rules. I don't have anything to do with the show except I love it and that I host the reunions."

But NeNe Leakes was not satisfied with his explanation. The Real Housewives of Atlanta alum hinted that Cohen should be fired because he allowed the racist atmosphere to prevail on his sets.

She was also annoyed that Cohen chose castmate Kandi Burruss to confide in about Black Lives Matter, rather than NeNe, who everyone knows came up with the original concept for RHOA way back when.

The show is NeNe's legal property as co-creator. That’s why NeNe can never be fired - in case you're wondering.

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