AceShowbiz - NeNe Leakes talked about her time on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" following her exit last year. The former cast member of the Bravo reality TV show revealed how she was mistreated by the network in a new interview with theJasmineBRAND.
Of the issues between her and Bravo, NeNe said, "It's been happening for a very long time." She went on to say, "Honestly, to just be honest with you, I was getting a lot of treatment that the viewers just don't get to see that was happening behind the scenes [and] was happening undercover."
"It was happening consistently to me, you know, when you're working for a company this large you wish to work it out or try to work it out behind closed doors and I felt like behind closed doors all of my efforts were being unseen and unheard," she added. "I felt like at some point, you know, I loved [Bravo] like they were a family, obviously, if you work for a company that long. And I felt like - I'm not sure where, but I felt like they hated me."
Admitting that it's "a strong word," NeNe continued, "But obviously when I look back over all of the things that were happening to me behind the scenes, they hated me. That's just what it was. I felt like I was just there to be a workhorse. They were using me to build the network, to build the show, and at the same time they were doing things behind closed doors to me that was just really unethical."
During the interview, NeNe also slammed her former co-stars. "[Bravo] had help in doing what they did. There were a couple of girls on the show who – I don't know if you remember Gabrielle Union speaking out when she had an issue [on 'America's Got Talent'] and there was one particular guy that, you know, She called like the house [snitch]?"
Further explaining, NeNe added, "There are two girls in particular in our cast that are like the house [snitch], you know, back in the day they called them house whatever…I'm going to call them a house snitch. They appeared on the show as one thing and actually behind the scenes, they were a whole mole."
NeNe also clarified rumors that she was the highest-paid housewife out of all the series franchises. "I think that [rumor] was very false," she claimed. "It is false. I may have had the higher per episodic fee. However, if you aren't in all of the episodes then anybody could have made more money than I made, do you understand? So if I had the highest episode fee but I was only in eight episodes but you were in 18 and your fee was - I don't know, $60k, you made more money than me at the end of the day."