NeNe Leakes is working toward an out of court settlement in her federal discrimination suit against Andy Cohen, Bravo, NBCUniversal and others claiming the companies that produced The Real Housewives of Atlanta oversaw a hostile and racist workplace.A judge in Atlanta on Wednesday gave the defendants a 45-day extension after they asked for more time to 'negotiate' in the ongoing case, Page Six reported on Tuesday, citing court documents it reviewed.Attorneys for Cohen, 54, Bravo and NBCU said in a June 24 motion that the issues named in the suit filed by Leakes, 54, are 'subject to arbitration in New York,' per contracts the parties previously agreed to, according to the outlet.
The latest:NeNe Leakes, 54, is working toward an out of court settlement in her federal discrimination suit against Andy Cohen, Bravo, NBCUniversal and others in a racist workplace suit.
She was snapped Friday in LA at a BET eventWhile Leakes 'disagrees' with the prospects of using an arbiter in the case - an impartial third party that would issue a settlement in the suit - both sides remain 'in the process of negotiating this issue in an attempt to avoid the time and expense of a motion to compel arbitration,' the motion stated. (Arbitration would likely be held in New York City, where NBC Universal and Bravo have their main offices.)Both parties 'agreed' that the 45-day timeframe was 'appropriate to complete these discussions,' leading to the judge granting the extension, according to court docs.