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Andy Cohen Backtracks Claim that RHOA Reunion Was a ‘Gang Up’ After Internet Feud Erupts Between Cast

Andy Cohen now says Kim Zolciak-Biermann was not targeted by “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes.

The “Watch What Happens Live” host backtracked from a statement he made on “The Jenny McCarthy Show” where he said there was a “gang up” against Zolciak-Biermann.

“I had a really rough time for the last chunk of that [reunion] when Kim was on,” he tells McCarthy Thursday, May 17. “Because it got very — I hate a five against one situation … because it’s a gang up. And the problem is that Kim was not — it’s less problematic when the person is good at kind of taking up for themselves. Kim was not having an easy time with her words. She was making it harder for herself. … No one was listening to me and I really did not have control of the room and I wish that I had walked off of that reunion.”

Zolciak-Biermann hit back at a fan who doubted Cohen’s comment. She tweeted they “didn’t see a 1/4 of what happened this season or a 1/8 of [the] reunion! I had positive moments. Regardless, I’m comfortable with who I am and what I stand for. It’s television! The reunion was disgusting! NeNe trying to kick me, girls making fun of my children, mocking my husband. I do not pick on people’s children, husbands!”

Leakes hit back at her former full-time castmember’s claim tweeting that she deserved to be ganged up on.

She also responded to Zolciak-Biermann’s kicking accusation, writing on Instagram, “All I hear is quack quack quack! This girl is a compulsive liar! The fact that they want me to be something that I am not is laughable! I wouldn’t kick her and get trash all over my expensive shoes for absolutely nothing!”

The remark was backed up by Leakes’ fellow peach-holder, Kandi Burress, commenting, “You never tried to kick her. How does she even come up with this bulls—?!”

But during a Thursday, May 24 appearance on “The Breakfast Club,” Cohen walked back his initial statement, saying he misspoke and Zolciak-Biermann was not taking ownership of her words.

“I was just saying I lost control of the room and it was not a gang up and what can I say? Give me the Donkey of the Day,” he says. “And the other thing is, she kept saying, ‘I didn’t say that’ … and I’m like, ‘Yeah, you did.’ So it was really going absolutely nowhere … and I was just over it.”

On Zolciak-Biermann’s remarks about racism not being a thing before social media, Cohen said the “Don’t Be Tardy” star has always had difficulty seeing the nuance in her words.

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