In a lawsuit against the Bravo star, the landlord claimed she signed a lease in 2017 and extended it in 2021. NeNe Leakes vacated the property in January 2022, refusing to pay the $22,000 owed in rent. Efforts to collect the money before the lawsuit were unsuccessful, according to court documents.
Leakes was personally served with legal paperwork at her Atlanta condo on August 16, 2023. Days after the lawsuit was filed, she stated to The Jasmine Brand, “Gregg signed the lease, not me!” Her husband passed away on September 1 at the age of 66.
The judge ordered Leakes to pay the $22k in unpaid rent, attorney fees, and court costs. Additionally, she was ordered to pay $1k to a company and faced legal issues with her oldest son, Bryson Bryant. Bryant was recently released from jail and faced a probation violation after a July arrest.
Despite her legal issues, Real Housewives of Atlanta fans are eager for Leakes to return to the franchise.