Nene Leakes got confronted at RHOA reunion over that infamous closet fight!
The reality star, 51, infamously ripped a cameraman’s shirt in an attempt to stop him from filming inside her walk-in closet on an episode of The Real Housewives Of Atlanta, but new details have shed light over what allegedly transpired after the confrontation.
According to cast mates, a producer was sent to the hospital and even lost a tooth after allegedly getting choked out by NeNe. Initially, NeNe had no regrets about the incident when it was brought up – but was surprised to learn the producer sought medical attention afterwards.
The reality star defended her actions, insisting she didn’t actually strike the cameraman but had just ‘pulled his T-shirt.’ But then cast mates brought up what wasn’t aired.
‘Well, him, but the other guy got choked up, scratched up, went to the hospital,’ Porsha said, referring to the producer. Did he go to the hospital?’ NeNe asked. ‘I didn’t hear nothing about that. He absolutely did and absolutely had scratches on his back,’ Porsha continued. ‘Choked up and head drug against the wall. His tooth got knocked out,’ Kandi said. I heard his tooth was cracked, but nonetheless it didn’t give me the right to touch him,’ NeNe said. The producer that she choked up was [holding his hands up in the air], making sure that every move was on him from her,’ Porsha said.
Both Porsha and Kandi believed it was all initially ‘playful’ until the gravity set in. Porsha elaborated, ‘And then NeNe comes in, and she said, “I said get out!”‘
‘And at that point, I felt a hand on my back, and my belt came off, and I went forward. So at that point, I was like, “Okay, you know what? She means it. And once I walked on out the closet, that’s when I saw the man’s shirt ripped, and then I saw her choking up the producer. And that’s exactly what happened.’
Sunday’s third and final reunion episode also saw NeNe and Cynthia Bailey bitterly argue and end their long friendship. Reunion host Andy Cohen, 50, brought up their falling out that occurred after Cynthia invited NeNe’s nemesis Kenya Moore, 48, to her wine cooler party.
‘I felt very hurt and betrayed,’ insisted NeNe. Cynthia, 52, tried to explain that she didn’t know Kenya was coming even though footage showed her apparently being deceptive about it.
Kandi Burruss, 42, backed up Cynthia and said she never confirmed to her that Kenya was coming to the party.
‘I don’t believe a word they’re saying,’ NeNe said. You think I’m lying about that?,’ Kandi asked. Kandi is not important,’ NeNe declared. Cynthia continued trying to explain herself and told NeNe that she could ‘either receive it or not receive it.’
‘I don’t have to do nothing,’ NeNe told her. Now, if you wanna hear it. Find what you wanna do with it, take it home. Don’t take it home. I don’t give a damn,’ Cynthia said. I don’t give a damn either,’ NeNe replied.
NeNe’s friend Marlo Hampton was surprised by Cynthia’s language, but she didn’t back down. ‘If NeNe wants to fall out over this petty a** s***, then let us fall out over it,’ Cynthia said.
Andy then asked NeNe if the matter was worth ending their nine-year friendship over it.
‘Yeah, ’cause she throws people away. Soon as she gets mad about any damn thing, she ain’t got no problem throwing ’em away,’ Cynthia interjected. Yeah, it’s betrayal. It is betrayal,’ NeNe said confirming that it was worth ending their friendship.
Heavily pregnant Porsha Williams, 37, asked if it was possible for Cynthia to make a mistake, apologise and be forgiven as a friend. NeNe rolled her eyes at the question and didn’t answer.
Cynthia seemed resigned to their friendship being over, saying, ‘Honey, the nine years is cancelled. She’ll cut you off just like that.’ Eva Marcille, 34, admitted the optics were bad for Cynthia.
‘It looked absolutely crazy. It looked like betrayal. But you guys have had a relationship that I think, after some dust settles, you and NeNe can move forward,’ Eva said.
‘But, for right now, how NeNe feels is 1,000 percent valid, ’cause that looked shady as hell,’ she added. Andy grew frustrated as Cynthia and NeNe bickered with each other, but remained optimistic.
‘I’m hoping that this is a pause in this friendship because I actually like seeing you together. And I think you both have been through things where you need a lot of support, and you’ve both been there for each other,’ he said.
‘It’s sad,’ Porsha said as she also expressed hope that they would remain friends. Porsha ended the reunion with a prayer for her baby PJ.
‘Lord, mend all the hearts of these women and Andy, who are holding hands at this moment. These women do have love in their hearts, whether it’s revealed today or shown today or not. And let my daughter learn from women like these, who deal with friendships, business. It’s not easy, but let PJ be strong and healthy. In the name of Jesus, I pray,’ Porsha said.
The Dish Nation star gave birth March 22 to her daughter Pilar Jehna with fiance Dennis McKinley. The Real Housewives Of Atlanta premiered on October 7, 2008 on Bravo.