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NeNe Leakes, Bravo Jointly Agree To Dismiss Lawsuit Alleging Network Fostered A Racist Work Environment

This doesn't necessarily mean she is welcome back on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, however.
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NeNe Leakes has dropped her lawsuit against Andy Cohen, Bravo, and parent company NBCUniversal, according to a shocking new report.

The Sun reports that according to court documents, the former Real Housewives of Atlanta star has filed to dismiss the case, which previously alleged that Andy and her former employer ignored allegations of racism on the RHOA set.

“On Friday, a document filed in Atlanta courts shared NeNe and Bravo had filed a joint dismissal without prejudice, meaning she can re-open the case in the future,” reads the report, with the outlet noting that it isn’t made clear in the documents why NeNe has agreed to drop the lawsuit.

“All Parties consent and stipulate the foregoing dismissal,” the document reads, according to The Sun. “No party will seek recovery of costs or attorney’s fees in any submission to this Court.”

The outlet has reached out to Bravo and NeNe for comment but so far, no one is speaking about the dismissal news.

NeNe Leakes Sues NBCUniversal And Bravo, Claims They Fostered A Racist Work Environment

As previously reported, NeNe Leakes sued NBCUniversal and Bravo at the beginning of the year, claiming they helped to foster a racist work environment on the RHOA set.

In her claim, NeNe specifically mentions former RHOA co-star Kim Zolciak-Biermann, but she was mysteriously left off the defendants list, making this suit even more confusing.

“The lawsuit filed in federal court in Atlanta says Leakes, who is Black, complained to executives about years of racist remarks from fellow housewife Kim Zolciak-Biermann, who is white, but that only Leakes suffered consequences,” reads the AP report.

NeNe Leakes, Andy Cohen, Bravo, and NBCUniversal have agreed to dismiss her lawsuit alleging the network fostered a racist work environment on RHOA. (Photo: Bravo)

According to NeNe’s suit, Kim had made multiple racist comments around and to her while filming the show, but the network never acted. “NBC, Bravo and True foster a corporate and workplace culture in which racially-insensitive and inappropriate behavior is tolerated – if not, encouraged,” the documents state. Kim was eventually let go after a disastrous Season 10 reunion performance in which the women confronted her and she yelled at Andy in a bathroom.

While some are taking the dismissal news to mean that NeNe and the network have settled, PEOPLE reporter Dave Quinn seems to think that isn’t necessarily the case.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sundays on Bravo.

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