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Bravo refutes claims of negotiating Andy Cohen's exit amid legal woes

Andy Cohe denies toxic culture claims as exit rumors swirl at Bravo

By Web Desk
April 19, 2024
Andy Cohens departure negotiations holds no truth.
Andy Cohen's departure negotiations holds 'no truth.'

Bravo swiftly responded to recent rumors alleging that Andy Cohen, host of Watch What Happens Live and an executive behind the Real Housewives franchise, was negotiating an exit package from the network. 

The report, originating from InTouch, suggested that Cohen, was in discussions to depart amidst mounting accusations from cast members.

A source cited in the original report claimed that negotiations for Cohen's departure were underway as he grappled with fallout from allegations made by stars of Bravo's shows. 

However, TMZ has since reported that a network source refutes these claims, stating unequivocally that there is no truth to the rumor of Cohen negotiating an exit.

A representative for Bravo, responding to the rumors, told Deadline that the source cited in the initial report "obviously has no clue about the situation." 

This prompt rebuttal from the network aims to quash speculation surrounding Cohen's future at Bravo amidst ongoing controversy.

The host is facing rumors of his potential exit from the network amid mounting accusations. 

This speculation follows reports that there will be no BravoCon in 2024, with Cohen announcing its return in 2025.

While Cohen has not addressed the rumors on social media, he has been active in promoting upcoming episodes of his show.

The original report suggested that negotiations for Cohen's departure were underway, citing a lawsuit filed by former Real Housewives of New York star Leah McSweeney. 

In the lawsuit, she alleges a toxic workplace culture at Bravo, with Cohen and other producers allegedly encouraging excessive alcohol consumption during filming and widespread cocaine use. 

She claims that Cohen shows favoritism to Housewives who use cocaine and manipulates editing to portray them more positively.

In response, a representative for him denied the allegations, stating that they are entirely false.