NeNe Leakes, a former cast member of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” used Twitter to denounce those who “want power over their victims” in the midst of her ongoing Bravo discrimination case.
The reality TV actress, who claims she was “blacklisted” and “silenced” after criticizing the network, retweeted a number of messages from fans on Sunday.
“Everybody can see what they did to me! Nobody is stupid!” Leakes, 54, tweeted in response to fans.
She also claimed, “This treatment has been going on for years!”
“Just remember, abusers, want power over their victims!” she added in a third tweet, not specifying who the “abusers” were.
“They want to break you! Most abuse takes place behind closed doors (hint: this is why you don’t know or see everything) On the surface it looks fine right.”
In a different tweet, she further claimed that many people “behind the scenes” were “complicit,” and she further urged for them to “be exposed.”
Bravo declined our request for a statement right away.
Leakes – who is one of the original cast members of “RHOA” – further hinted at the release of a book she’s “been writing for the past year,” calling it a “must read.”
In April, the owner of the lounge filed a lawsuit against Bravo, alleging that the company encouraged and condoned a hostile and discriminating workplace.
“NBC, Bravo, and True foster a corporate and workplace culture in which racially-insensitive and inappropriate behavior is tolerated — if not, encouraged,” the suit says.
According to the lawsuit, which is presently being handled, Leakes protested to executives about years of racial comments made by Kim Zolciak-Biermann, a fellow “Housewife,” but only Leakes experienced consequences.
NBCUniversal, Bravo, the production companies True Entertainment and Truly Original, officials from those companies, and Cohen—the executive producer of “Housewives”—are named as defendants in the lawsuit, but not Zolciak-Biermann.
A month later, Leakes claimed that she sued the respective parties two years after she abandoned “RHOA” because it “felt like it was the right time … a few years ago.”
“But I was constantly being retaliated against, being blacklisted, not able to work, being silenced, and so, you know, it was difficult to do,” she claimed at the time but never went into detail on how she was allegedly “blacklisted.”
Leakes said she realized she had been blacklisted when she “suddenly” found herself “not working” after years of being “sought after.”
Leakes was on the show from Season 1 through 7 and then Season 10 through 12 before calling it quits.