Brandi Glanville Claims Jenna Lyons Isn’t Returning to RHONY Next Season, and Alleges Bravo Coaxed Her to Drop Lawsuit With Joanna Krupa in 2015, See the Details

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RHOBH’s Brandi Glanville Claims Jenna Lyons Isn’t Returning to RHONY Next Season, and Accuses Network of Pressuring Brandi to Drop Court Battle with Joanna Krupa in 2015

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Brandi Glanville claimed Jenna Lyons isn’t returning to Real Housewives of New York next season and “liked” Leah McSweeney’s recent post about “how horrible Bravo is.”

Meanwhile, Brandi’s attorneys wrote a legal letter to the network – accusing them of pressuring the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star to drop a court battle with Joanna Krupa in 2015.

“You know that Jen Lyons isn’t going back to the show,” revealed Brandi on her Brandi Glanville Unfiltered podcast in a clip shared by @thetalkofshame on Instagram. “She’s not doing it … Kind of everyone knows it [except] the press.”

“And guess what?” Brandi added. “She liked Leah’s post … Leah’s post is how horrible Bravo is and how they mistreat people and Jen Lyons isn’t going back to Bravo next season … It says a lot to me.”

According to Brandi, Jenna stated she’s “never going back,” and the show “‘is not for me.'”

“[Jenna and Leah] do not know each other,” Brandi went on. “With Jen like being such a powerhouse in New York, [and] liking [the post], I feel like … obviously we all know there’s something there.”

In a recent letter to Bravo, NBC, Shed Media, and Warner Bros., Brandi’s lawyers claimed she was “used and abused” during her time on RHOBH, and she said they coaxed her to let go of a court battle with Joanna in 2015.

“Glanville has always been nothing less than a loyal soldier for NBC,” said the letter, written by attorneys Mark Geragos and Bryan Freedman, via Radar. “That is partly because, for many years, Bravo has been dangling carrots to keep Ms. Glanville in line.”

In a 2013 Watch What Happens Live interview, Brandi alleged that a friend told her that Joanna’s genitalia “smelled.” Joanna then filed a defamation suit against Brandi, and they reached a settlement in 2017 out of court.

“Although NBC and/or production affiliates were plainly responsible for indemnifying Ms. Glanville in connection with the lawsuit, Ms. Glanville was instructed not to pursue the matter lest she suffer professional retribution from her then-employers,” the letter continued.

Her attorneys said Brandi was, at the time, under the impression her “demonstrated loyalty would be rewarded professionally and financially if she bit the bullet.”

But this never happened, according to the letter.

“Despite liquidating her savings to cover legal fees and settlement costs, Ms. Glanville never got her carrot,” stated the attorneys. “That makes this situation especially galling for Ms. Glanville, who genuinely believes NBC would do right by her.”

But insiders who are familiar with the issue told Radar, “This is inaccurate.”

The letter also denied Caroline Manzo’s claim that Brandi sexually harassed her on Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip, and alleged the network is “hiding evidence” which would clear Brandi’s name.

The attorneys claimed Andy Cohen sexually harassed her in a 2022 video when he was “obviously inebriated.”

According to Brandi, Andy said he wished to “sleep with another Bravo star” while he was “thinking” about Brandi, and he offered to let Brandi watch through FaceTime.

Andy denied this in a post on X.

“It was absolutely meant in jest, and Brandi’s response clearly communicated she was in on the joke,” wrote the host. “That said, it was totally inappropriate and I apologize.”