AceShowbiz - NeNe Leakes previously made headlines after she was reportedly suspended for attacking a cameraman during filming for "The Real Housewives of Atlanta". Now, more details of the explosive fight have made its way out online.
Previous report suggested that the altercation happened when NeNe fought best friend Marlo Hampton, with whom she was seen snapping at earlier that day. However, MTO News now spills the tea that it was not Marlo that NeNe wanted to fight when she went violent to the staff.
The gossip site reveals that NeNe was actually trying to go after co-star Shamari Devoe. "NeNe wasn't trying to fight Marlo, she was trying to fight Shamari," a current Housewife, who asked to remain anonymous, claims to the site.
"Shamari got really drunk that night because she's an alcoholic. She asked to go to the bathroom to throw up. But instead of going into the bathroom she went into Nene's closet," the star goes on saying. "Nene saw Shamari going to throw up in her closet and went to beat the brakes off of her. Luckily that cameraman was there, because it was about to go down."
In the GIF below, it can also be seen that after NeNe grabbed the staff member's T-shirt, she seemingly put hands on someone.
Exclusive: We're not exactly sure what led to this big moment on #RHOA, but it resulted in NeNe Leakes trying to get past a cameraman and screaming, "I'm going to f--k you up." https://t.co/4I5EOwUsJ4pic.twitter.com/7N2Oeh3gXe
— E! News (@enews) February 6, 2019
Following her outburst, MTO News reports that Bravo is taking serious measure on the matter as the network "has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy towards violence." It even makes the Housewives sign contracts that include a clause "that allows them to be FIRED ON THE SPOT for violent or aggressive behavior."
A Bravo executive reveals that NeNe was disciplined for her behavior. "NeNe was suspended for an episode, that's without pay," the exec claims. NeNe is making $200,000 per episode.
However, it's said that her suspension is over already. "It was handled and it's over. We've moved on," the source adds.
In related news, the 51-year-old TV star lands a role in another scripted series alongside Marley Shelton and David Flynn titled "Ride or Die". "She done, done it again! Another scripted series! I was really trying to move in silence on this because I know the people that try to stop my greatness is watching me," NeNe tweeted alongside a link of the news of her new gig.
She done, done it again! Another scripted series! I was really trying to move in silence on this because i know the people that try to stop my greatness is watching me👉🏾 https://t.co/MrHmmzpSkL— NeNe Leakes (@NeNeLeakes) February 20, 2019
According to Deadline, the new show's plot is centered around a strange murder that takes place in an elite spin studio. And, a "down-on-her-luck outsider" will team up with a true crime buff, played by Leakes, to find the killer. Other stars of the series include Molly Sims, Jennifer Landon and Tawny Newsome.