It looks like NeNe Leakes has a hefty bill headed her way. Turns out ignoring a lawsuit isn’t the best idea in the world. Who knew?
According to Radar Online, NeNe just got slapped with a $25,000 judgment over a lawsuit with her landlord. Remember when she had a store called Swagg Boutique? Well, one of the landlords claimed that she failed to pay the rent, and the former Real Housewives of Atlanta star allegedly blew off the lawsuit. Now, she’s being forced to pay.
Pay up, NeNe
In the lawsuit, the landlord claimed that NeNe signed her lease in 2017 and extended it by a year in 2021. She closed her store in January 2022 but never paid the $22,000 in rent that she owed. The landlord reportedly tried collecting the debt but was never able to get NeNe to pay. So, they took it to court.
Although NeNe never formally responded to the lawsuit, she tried to argue that she wasn’t responsible for the debt because the lease was under her late husband, Gregg Leakes.
“Gregg signed the lease not me! He ain’t here,” NeNe said at the time.
While NeNe publicly argued that she didn’t have to pay the debt, she never actually responded to the lawsuit. So, she automatically lost and was ordered to pay the $22,000 in unpaid rent, $2,315 in attorney fees, and an additional $400 in court costs. Yikes!
Unfortunately for NeNe, this is just the latest in a string of messy business dealings. Her restaurant and lounge recently shut down. Plus, a photographer sued her for failing to pay for photos taken inside of the now-defunct venue. She didn’t respond to that lawsuit either, so she was forced to pay $1,000 to them.
Then, NeNe sued a family friend for selling her car but not giving her the money for it.
Get it together, NeNe.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON NENE’S MESSY BUSINESS ISSUES? DO YOU THINK IT’S FAIR THAT SHE BLAMED GREGG FOR THE UNPAID RENT?