NeNe Leakes and her wedding to husband – for a second time – Gregg Leakes, is set to air on Bravo TV later this fall, but the bride was just hit with a $2.5 million lawsuit by a wedding planner. Tiffany Cook, who also planned Leakes’ “Real Housewives of Atlanta” co-stars Kordell and Porsha Stewarts’ wedding, is claiming the reality star stiffed her out of nearly $1.2 million.
TMZ breaks down the lawsuit as followed:
“Cook claims Leakes promised to pay her 15 percent of the entire wedding budget PLUS fees design and execution of the wedding PLUS travel expenses to the event. Cook claims NeNe’s budget for the wedding was $1.8 million. And Cook claims she was due $270k (the 15 percent) plus another $889,900 (design fees) plus $1,750 (4 coach tickets from Florida to Georgia).
“Cook claims NeNe did fork over the initial down payment ($18,750) … but she hasn’t seen a penny since — and is suing for the remaining $1,142,900 balance … plus damages.”
The “I Dream of NeNe” star launched her defense against Cooks’ lawsuit on Twitter. In a series of tweets, Leakes calls Cook a “shady wedding planner” and “thirsty,” adding that her wedding planner was someone else named Tony Conway who has been paid in full. See the screenshot below:
Do you think this is a publicity stunt to garner more attention around the September 17th premiere of “I Dream of NeNe?”