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Yesterday, we told you about Nene Leakes firing off a stern cease and desist letter to Kenya Moore. Apparently, Leakes was disturbed by some of the things Moore had said about her. In a bold attempt to let Nene (and the rest of the world) know that she ain’t never scared, Moore posted a snapshot of the letter and shared it on Instagram. But she didn’t stop there, now she’s doing press about the letter.
“I have not done anything to warrant this,” the 44-year-old reality star told the New York Daily News.
According to Kenya, Leakes, who also sent a C&D letter to Claudia Jordan, is simply being a control freak.
“I think this is a way for her to control everyone and everything around her,” she reasoned. “However, she cannot control freedom of speech particularly when she has done and said worse over the course of seven years to numerous housewives.”
Moore then went on to recall some of the terrible things Leakes has said about her in the past.
“(NeNe) has called me a liar, crazy, insinuated I was sleeping around, and stated I should be fired amongst a host of other things, however, her opinion of me has never mattered,” said the “Celebrity Apprentice” star. “I do wish she finds peace.”
As much as Moore may try to brush off the threatening letter, Leakes’ attorney Akil Secret means business.
“If any future post, directed as Ms. Leakes, are defamatory, aggressive legal action will result. If Ms. Moore has any doubts about what constitutes defamation, she should seek legal advice before posting on the blog.”
Do you think NeNe overreacted when she threatened to take legal action against Kenya?
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NeNe Leakes Slaps Kenya Moore With Cease And Desist Letter, Kenya Responds By Posting It On Instagram
The feud between Kenya Moore and NeNe Leakes has been kicked up a notch, as Leakes’ attorneys have now jumped into the petty squabble. The legal team representing the “Cinderella” star recently fired off a cease and desist letter to Moore, threatening that if she continues making “false, destructive and defamatory statements” about their client, she may face legal consequences.
“Your postings on Bravo TV have been false, malicious and ostensibly made with the intent to cause damage to her reputation by exposing her to public hatred, contempt and ridicule, and injuring her in her trade and/or profession.” the letter continues. “Particularly, your statement was made with intent to directly injure and defame Mrs. Leakes’ and the perception of her in the broadcast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA), her brand as a member of the cast and her brand in the entertainment and celebrity industry in general.”
Moore, who is clearly not taking the letter seriously at all, responded by sharing a snapshot of it on Instagram for the world to see.
“I guess this is @neneleakes way of saying happy birthday! #RHOA #HypocrisyAtItsBest #byegirl #SheTriedIt #SoNastySoRude,” she captioned the image.
Considering that both Moore and Leakes have spoken poorly of each other, it’s pretty surprising that NeNe would go as far as to get the law involved. However, she’s been pretty gung ho to put her attorneys to work these days. Just last week, a family-owned boutique came forward stating that they, too, were served with a cease and desist letter by the Bravo star’s team of attorneys. Apparently, she was looking for them to stop selling their popular “Girl Bye!” t-shirts—even though they were producing the shirts way before Leakes came out with her own t-shirt line.
I suppose we’ll have to stay tuned to see what becomes of both of these disputes.
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Last week, we told you that the advertising firm responsible for printing the controversial “Black Wives Matter” posters alleged that they were hired by “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kenya Moore.
“We were hired by who we believe was a representative of Ms. Kenya Moore in early December to design and print these posters,” a representative for the company explained in a letter.
“We are deeply sorry for propagating social injustice and pain in America. We are coming out about this because it has conflicted with our morals as a multi-racial design team. Major corporations and celebrities continue to exploit our culture for economic gain and as designers need to begin to stand our ground.”
A spokesperson for the reality TV star has since responded to the claims made by the ad company and they insist that Kenya had nothing to do with the creation of said posters.
“I am not sure where this story surfaced from, but it is a lie and Ms. Moore had nothing to do with those posters. She has nothing but respect for RHOA and Bravo and would never disparage the show,” the rep told Jet magazine.
It seemed quite odd that Kenya would do something so extremely inappropriate, so it’s no shock that she’s denying the allegations. However, we’re very curious to know who is actually behind all of this. Clearly, it’s someone hoping to throw the “Celebrity Apprentice” star under the bus.
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Kenya’s Moore’s messy track record is no secret. She can be quite petty. But if this latest stunt is indeed hers, homegirl might have sunken to a new low.
So here’s what happened.
Earlier this week readers of RealityTea started sending the site the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” flyers they had seen around Atlanta. But these flyers were different. Turning a phrase from the police brutality protests, the posters said “Black Wives Matter.”
Clearly, spinning a phrase from a cause and an issue that has literally cost people their lives, is very tasteless.
And the viewers wanted answers. Who did this?
Well, RealityTea reached out to Bravo and the network responded:
“These posters were not created by or in any way affiliated with Bravo.”
Shortly after that, a company reached out to RealityTea kinda sorta taking responsibility for printing and posting the flyers. But what’s interesting about this ‘apology’ is that they implicated Kenya Moore in the whole idea.
“To whom it may concern,
We would like to start by apologizing for our involvement in the Black Wives Matter Bravo TV Real Housewives of Atlanta posters. This was never supposed to happen the way it did. We are part of a design team from Chicago that also works out of New York City. We were hired by who we believe was a representative of Ms. Kenya Moore in early December to design and print these posters.
We are deeply sorry for propagating social injustice and pain in America. We are coming out about this because it has conflicted with our morals as a multi-racial design team. Major corporations and celebrities continue to exploit our culture for economic gain and as designers need to begin to stand our ground.
Unfortunately through the Atlanta team’s manipulation techniques they are attempting to gain recognition through controversy and we feel this is immoral. This must stop NOW. Bravo and their affiliates must be held accountable because they continue to promote bad role models and distract our culture of the critical issues facing our country.
To prove it was us we attached the original .PSD file with all the separate image layers. The posters were sent early Jan to a PO box in Atlanta. We do not know who put them up or where but we sent 50 total. We are trying to stop the rest from being put up. We are deeply sorry to anyone this hurt or angered. Again, we cannot apologize enough for allowing this period of cultural havoc to break down our already fragile society.”
Umm…Kenya is not my favorite person on television, but this scatterbrained idea plus this ‘throw you under the bus’ statement is just ridiculous.
First, if Kenya was the one who asked the company to print the flyers, their antennae should have gone up they read the words “Black Wives Matter.” Now, a printing company doesn’t have to protect their clients against any backlash but I do think it’s odd that they were so willing to name Kenya when they merely think it was a representative for her.
Considering that they provided the original file, they should have also provided the receipts showing that they believed it was Kenya’s rep behind this. Thirdly, it just seems odd that Kenya would be promoting the show in this way. RHOA is not struggling for ratings and if she wanted people to watch, posting flyers on the side of random buildings just seems outdated and unlikely. She has plenty of social media clout. And ultimately, it’s Bravo’s job to promote their programing, typically on the medium in which it will be consumed: television and the internet.
The whole thing is just off. And in the messy world that is reality television and particularly RHOA, I wouldn’t be surprised if someone were trying to set Kenya up.
What do you think about all of this?
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Did Ya’ll See? Segment
Did ya’ll see the report of Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star Kenya Moore tweeting that she was upset with Oscar-winner Lupita N’yongo for not taking a photo with her at the Golden Globes? The ladies of MadameNoire weigh in on the drama. Don’t miss Did Ya’ll See on Café Mocha Radio this weekend to find out the details.
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In case you were unsure before, it’s official now: Kenya Moore will fight with anyone. While tweeting about her Golden Globes experience, the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star revealed that she’s feeling a bit of resentment towards actress Lupita Nyong’o. Apparently, she wanted to take a photo with the Academy Award-winning beauty, but Nyong’o was not here for it.
Interestingly, Nyong’o posed for photos with several other celebrities including a selfie that she took with model Cara Delevingne. It’s unclear why the 12 Years a Slave actress refused to take a photo with Moore. Perhaps it was a misunderstanding. So far, neither Nyong’o nor her representatives have commented on Kenya’s allegations and honestly, there’s a great chance that they won’t.
Kenya Moore seems to make enemies wherever she goes. And her spot on celebrity apprentice is no different. This time it was Vivica Fox who she sunk her claws into.
Earlier in the year we told you about Kenya stealing Vivica’s smartphone in the middle of filming an episode of the show.
While filming for the series has ended, now that the show is airing on NBC, Vivica is reliving all of that madness. And she still feels a way about it. She took to Twitter to air out her frustrations.
— Vivica A. Fox (@MsVivicaFox) January 6, 2015
But Vivica Fox isn’t the only one lobbying these allegations against Kenya. When Geraldo Rivera was on “Good Morning America” he also said he witnessed some criminal activity.
— Vivica A. Fox (@MsVivicaFox) January 6, 2015
And in the most surprising move of all, Kenya chose not to clapback directly. Instead, a day later she posted this subliminal message on her Instagram page.
And then today:
Truth of the matter is that Kenya has issues with so many different people, this could have been directed at anyone.
On this week’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” it looks like not only have NeNe and Cynthia found solutions to their many problems, but so have Porsha and Kenya, Porsha and Cynthia, and Kenya and NeNe. But do we really believe this kumbaya moment? Let’s talk about that, and much more, from RHOA episode eight.
Phaedra Is Sick And Tired Of Being Sick And Tired Of Apollo
As RHOA begins, we catch up with Phaedra, who meets up for lunch with her mom, Pastor Regina. When asked about how she’s dealing with things, including Apollo’s never-ending antics, Phaedra tells her mom that she’s on “the rough side of the mountain.” She brings up Apollo’s decision to ambush her at Demetria’s video-release party so that they can “talk,” and says that even though she never knows what he’s up to and where he will be, he always seems able to find her. According to her, when they do talk at home, Phaedra says that he just blames her for all of his troubles, claiming that if she did certain things for him, he wouldn’t feel the need to run out and commit fraud to help pay the bills. But Phaedra’s not trying to hear all of that, especially since she says that she offered him quite a few business opportunities that he could have launched: “If you’re insecure, you shouldn’t have married a boss.”
In the end, she says that she’s just about ready for her husband to be out of her hair: “I’ll probably be less stressed when Apollo leaves.”
Phaedra Parks Says Kenya Moore Still Can’t Be Trusted: “Her Consistent Actions Speak Louder Than Apollo’s Words”
Although Apollo Nida confessed that he was being dishonest when he accused Kenya Moore of offering him sexual favors, Phaedra Parks says that this does not prove Kenya to be a trustworthy person. In fact, she says that Apollo’s scathing allegation was just one of many factors that pitted her against her co-star.
“I moved past this years ago,” the soon-to-be divorced reality star told Bravo. “Unfortunately, Kenya has continued to harp on this matter in order to remain relevant. Some of us have jobs and families to keep our minds and lives fully occupied.”
“Kenya’s consistent behavior from inappropriately interacting with married men to screaming at people, who are in close proximity, through a bullhorn is unacceptable and independent of anything Apollo may or may not have done or said. In short, as it relates to whom and how Kenya is, her consistent actions speak louder than Apollo’s words.”
When asked if she’ll ever be able to “wipe the slate clean” with Kenya and start over, Phaedra had this to say:
“It depends how you define the term ‘wipe the slate clean.’ If that means I’ve let all the craziness go and moved on with my life, then yes. If that means we’re going to be friends and I believe Kenya was somehow wronged, then no.
After Apollo said he had been lying, Kenya has been doing the vindication dance and expecting the rest of us to have an epiphany that she is a wonderful human being. The fact remains that Kenya often acts in an inappropriate, disrespectful, and unbecoming manner towards a lot of people. And has done so for quite some time. As such, it is irrelevant whether Apollo was lying back then, or is lying about lying now.”
Well, that’s that.
“I’m Dumb Because I Thought You Were A Real F**king Friend”: NeNe And Cynthia Finally Come Face-To-Face; RHOA Recap Ep. 5
On this week’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” all the ladies finally come face-to-face for the first time this season (minus newbie Claudia Jordan) to hash out their issues, and let’s just say that there wasn’t a kumbaya moment for anybody…
Let’s chat about what went down!
Claudia Gets A Visit From Kenya And Talk Apollo
Claudia Jordan, who I can say that I like so far, starts this week’s show with a visit from Kenya Moore. Jordan’s new ATL apartment is pretty awesome, and includes some amazing views of the city–the only thing missing is some furniture. So when Kenya comes buy, dressed up in a maxi and some Louboutins, Jordan gets her to help put together some pieces while she waits for the rest of her furniture to arrive. During their building (or lack thereof), Moore tells her that despite Apollo Nida’s apology, many of the women in the cast think that Nida lied about lying on her. Jordan defends her friend, saying, “You’re not a liar. You’re not a whore. A little cray cray? Yes. A little ashy? Yes.”