Andy Cohen Discusses Nene Leakes’ Racial Discrimination Lawsuit and Their Feud, Feels Marlo Hampton Did Too Much on RHOA, & Live Viewing Thread

by Lindsay Cronin
Andy Cohen Reveals How He Learned of Nene Leakes' Racial Discrimination Lawsuit and Shares New Details, Plus Talks Marlo Hampton’s Antics on RHOA

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Andy Cohen opened up about Nene Leakeslawsuit against him, Bravo, and NBCUniversal, and Marlo Hampton‘s over-the-top antics on The Real Housewives of Atlanta in his just-released book, The Daddy Diaries: The Year I Grew Up.

While looking back at a couple of tapings of Watch What Happens Live, which took place on the same “long day” that he had filmed a Fresca commercial, a shotski ad for Peacock, and a cameo role for Hulu’s History of the World, Andy recalled a chat he had with the recently-upgraded “friend.”

“Marlo was on the first one, and I gave her what I hope was a pep talk for tomorrow’s reunion,” Andy wrote in The Daddy Diaries, which hit bookshelves on Tuesday.

According to Andy, he felt that Marlo was doing too much, specifically in terms of her antics against her castmates.

“I said it felt like she’s been walking around on the show with an AK-47 and randomly firing,” he revealed.

As for Nene’s racial discrimination lawsuit against him, NBC Universal, Bravo, and RHOA producers, which was reportedly dropped last August due to what an insider said was “insufficient evidence” before Nene said months later that it was ongoing, Andy said he learned of Nene’s case from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne.

“Lawsuits! Tag, you’re it!” Erika had texted him.

“That was the text I woke up to from Erika Jayne. That made me chuckle — me and Erika,” he admitted. “Ben got me up at seven, and I felt like sh-t with allergies. Cynthia Bailey texted. Also heard from [Garcelle Beauvais] and got some voice notes from [Kim Zolciak].”

As the day continued, Andy ventured out, where he was questioned about Nene and her potential return to the RHOA by a woman who was seemingly unaware of the legal action taken.

“The lady at the bank asked when Nene is coming back, and I didn’t know how to reply, so I told her, unfortunately, Nene hates me, so I don’t know what to tell you,” Andy revealed. “She didn’t know what to say back! We took a picture.”

Live Viewing Thread – This is also the live viewing thread for tonight’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 15’s new episode. Feel free to chat and comment below as it airs at 8/7c on Bravo.