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Leah McSweeney’s Lawyers Question Bravo Investigation Clearing Andy Cohen


The former reality star says Bravo is using its findings as a convenient party line timed to the upfronts, when networks woo potential advertisers.



After Bravo boss Andy Cohen was cleared by the network for allegations including promoting drug use — former reality star Leah McSweeney’s lawyers are calling into question the legitimacy of the probe and saying they were never contacted by investigators.


They further claim Bravo is just using Cohen’s being cleared as a convenient party line timed to its upfront presentations for advertisers, when networks promote their buzziest titles.


Bravo stated this week that, “The outside investigation into the recent allegations made by Brandi Glanville and Leah McSweeney against Andy Cohen has now been completed, and the claims were found to be unsubstantiated.”


McSweeney’s lawyers aren’t buying it. 


“How do you have an investigation without speaking to anyone? As far as we know no one ever contacted our firm,” her lawyer Gary Adelman said in a statement. “Our opinion is that no one is going to believe this was a real investigation.”


“This is perfect timing,” the attorney said. “One line so they can repeat it to all the advertisers at the upfronts.”


He added, “We look forward to reviewing all of the interviews, evidence and final reports of the investigation that NBCU conducted, when we receive them during the Discovery phase of the lawsuit.”



Former Bravo star McSweeney, who is sober, filed suit in February claiming Cohen, “rewards [‘Real Housewives’ stars] with whom he uses cocaine with more favorable treatment and edits.”


She also alleged that Cohen created a “workplace culture that thrives off drug and alcohol abuse, which leads to a failure to accommodate employees who are disabled and attempting to remain substance free.”


Cohen adamantly denied the claims, and his lawyers demanded an apology.


Fellow former “Housewives” star Brandi Glanville’s lawyers also sent a letter to NBCUniversal, Shed Media and Shed’s parent company Warner Bros. Discovery in March, alleging Cohen sent her a sexually inappropriate video.


Cohen, who is gay, apologized and said it was a joke.


Cohen has called McSweeney’s claims “hurtful,” and added, “I know what the truth is and I know how I’ve conducted myself, and I walk tall every day on that.”


It was an invstigation done in-house, so you know they're going to side with Andy in order to fulfill their bottom line (which is the upfronts).


Andy is someone who has been positioned by Bravo as one of the most powerful people attached to the network, so any investigation not conducted by anyone from the outside I'm going to side-eye.


This is why I have reiterated countless times that Andy needs to keep his mogul side and his interaction with the Bravolebrities separate.


I think he believes that because he's a gold star gay that he can be as free and flippant with those women because he doesn't want to actually have sexual relations with them. You are their boss, and those women are your employees.


When you learn to keep your work and play life separate, no one can spray you with your own personal tea.

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