Andy Cohen sued by former housewife for allegedly coaxing her to drink

Areesha Khan
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Andy Cohen has had beef with many of his reality stars and now former Real Housewives Of New York star, Leah McSweeney, decided to take legal action against him. Here’s what you need to know.

The BravoTV executive, Andy Cohen, is on the hit list of many of the reality stars he worked with. This includes many Housewives who have spoken out against him as well.

This included RHOA’s Nene Leakes – who sued him for discrimination – RHONY star Carole Radziwill, Bethenny Frankel, Danielle Staub, and RHONJ’s Jennifer Aydin.

Now, another RHONY alum, Leah McSweeney, has filed a work exploitation and discrimination complaint against him and Bravo TV.

Why did Leah McSweeney sue Andy Cohen?

Andy Cohen with the Real Housewives of Miami during the Season 5 reunion.
Andy Cohen with the Real Housewives of Miami during the Season 5 reunion.

The franchise was previously accused of mistreating and pushing the Housewives into drinking in the Vanity Fair article, which is now known as the ‘Bravo Reckoning‘.

Leah has sued Andy Cohen and Real Housewives production claiming they used her past issues with alcoholism to farm for more ‘interesting content’.

They encouraged her to drink and, when she refused, they tried other things to mentally destabilize her so they could record her having a meltdown.

Leah’s claims were backed up by fellow RHUGT Housewife Brandi Glanville, who said she was pressured to drink in Morocco. The RHOBH star was hospitalized due to stress she received during filming of RHUGT Season 5.

Caroline Manzo, a RHONJ star, also filed a lawsuit over similar claims, saying: “[They] regularly ply the ‘Real Housewives’ cast with alcohol, cause them to become severely intoxicated, and then direct, encourage, [or] allow them to sexually harass other cast members because that is good for ratings.”

Leah would be coming fully prepared in court, as she chose to be represented by Adelman Matz and a law firm that previously won a $4 million defamation case for Cardi B.

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Areesha is a former Reality TV/Entertainment Writer at Dexerto. Previously, she worked with the Reality TV vertical at Collider. She covers news, features and evergreen articles.