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Leah McSweeney Suing Andy Cohen, Bravo for Allegedly Preying on Her Issues With Alcohol

Former Real Housewives of New York City and Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip star, Leah McSweeney, has revealed a bombshell lawsuit against Andy Cohen and Bravo. She is suing both with some major accusations.

Filed Tuesday, February 27, 2024, the lawsuit claims that those working on RHONY saw Leah’s vulnerability surrounding alcohol use as an opportunity to increase their ratings. It alleges that the network wanted to mess with her head and send her spiraling off the rails. The lawsuit cites Kelly Bensimon’s infamous antics in an earlier RHONY episode called “Scary Island.”

The lawsuit further suggests producers refused Leah time to attend AA meetings, in retaliation to her refusal to drink alcohol on the show. The papers claim that when she “refused” to drink, producers then attempted to destabilize her mentally in other ways. It suggests that all they wanted was an on-camera meltdown they could turn into ratings.

Leah suing Andy Cohen and Bravo follows Brandi Glanville’s action

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Leah’s lawsuit comes just a few days after Brandi Glanville threatened her own legal action. She has also starred on RHUGT, as well as The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Brandi accused Andy of sexual harassment. He allegedly FaceTimed her with another Bravo star – now revealed to be Kate Chastain – and asked Brandi to watch them having sex. Andy has since clarified this was meant “in jest,” but did make a public apology as it was “inappropriate.”

Both actions follow former Real Housewives of New Jersey star, Caroline Manzo, suing Bravo for allegedly allowing cast members to sexually harass other stars, “because that is good for ratings.”

Meanwhile, Leah’s lawsuit against Andy and Bravo sees her represented by Adelman Matz. The law firm is a highly-celebrated one. It recently won a $4 million defamation case for Cardi B against YouTuber Latasha Kebe.

Late last year, Leah had vowed to refuse any settlements she was offered in this matter. She was “looking forward” to suing, and now it seems she’s put her money where her mouth is.

Leah is seeking unspecified damages. She claims the network breached her rights by not allowing her to seek the proper care for alcohol addiction. Even when executives from the network were supposedly aware of her issues.

Al-Anon and Ala-teen hotline line: 800-356-9996. Counselors provide support to teens and adults who are negatively impacted by alcohol addiction and provide resources to group therapy nearby for ongoing support.