The 10th season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is gearing up for its November premiere, and two of the returning cast members are already bringing the drama outside of filming.
Kim Zolciak has supposedly hired attorneys concerning comments made by NeNe Leakes, in which the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star calls her co-star and her daughter, Brielle Biermann, “racist trash.”
“I’ve hired a legal counsel at this point,” the reality star told E! News about the controversy, which began when 20-year-old Brielle posted a Snapchat video of a bug at Leakes’ home.
According to the mom of six (who’s a proven liar) — she claims Brielle is also having a rough time with the social media backlash.
“We’ve had to make some changes in my everyday life with security and Brielle’s gotten a lot of threats on Instagram,” Zolciak added. “I mean it’s been a little rough. That’s why Brielle’s here with me in California right now.”
The reality diva continued, “People are dying over racism. I mean this is a major issue, so I don’t want to hide this real life from them, but I definitely try to protect them as much as I can.”
Reportedly, Kim already has a legal team assembled, with high-powered attorney Allison Hart and the Lavely & Singer firm at the helm. They’ve already gotten to work on the matter by delivering a threatening demand letter, which was penned in response to Brielle’s video showing insects crawling on NeNe’s bathroom floor.
The letter highlights some comments NeNe made on social media, including, “Kim & her child did something very wrong & disgusting! Black people and roaches in the same sentence don’t work for me boo.” It also references NeNe’s use of the hashtags “#racisttrash” and “#KKK,” and her claim, “Kim & her daughter oops whole family are racists!”
Kim’s representation calls NeNe’s remarks “outrageous and malicious lies” before adding that Brielle, in fact, never posted the video, but it was actually NeNe’s doing. The letter went on to clarify that NeNe does, actually, have roaches in her home, but it had nothing to do with her race.
NeNe denied having “roaches” and slammed the mother-daughter duo in a since-deleted Instagram rant.
“I don’t take this lightly,” Zolciak, 39, added. “It’s one thing like I said to kind of banter back and forth and have an opinion. This is far beyond just having an opinion.”
The letter also claims that NeNe is only targeting Kim and Brielle out of jealousy as they have a successful show on Bravo, Don’t Be Tardy.
Whose side are you on — Kim or NeNe? Sound off in the comments.