NeNe Leakes Sued By Wedding Planner For $2.5 Million, Reality Star Hits Back
NeNe Leakes is being sued by her wedding planner for allegedly not paying a $1 million fee. Tiffany Cook of Dream Design Weddings filed a lawsuit against the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star, claiming Leakes promised to pay her 15 percent of the wedding budget, but only forked over an $18,000 down payment and stiffed her the rest.
The wedding planner is asking for $2.5 million in damages, according to TMZ. However, Leakes says Cook’s claims are b.s., and that she’s just using the star’s name to get publicity for her business. The “New Normal” actress tweeted on Friday, “Girl go sit down somewhere! Stop using my name 2 try an bring ur broke down wedding business up!” “What wedding planner get a million $ 2 plan a wedding! We n the wrong business! Please show me a contract I sign! Show me a check I wrote u,” ranted Leakes. She added that she’s planning to countersue Cook for defamation.
A rep for Leakes tells Gossip Cop, “The wedding planner of note was Tony Conway, he rendered the services that made NeNe’s wedding the spectacular, memorable affair that it was. Ms. Cook’s lawsuit has no merit and it appears to be a baseless attempt to grab fifteen minutes of fame after Ms. Cook and her company were terminated early in the planning process.” Leakes remarried her ex-husband Gregg in a lavish ceremony in June, and the wedding set to air on Bravo in the fall.