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Elise Neal quits reality TV series

Photo Credit: Elise Neal's Instagram (@therealneale)

Photo credit: Elise Neal’s Instagram (@therealneale)

Well, it looks like “Hollywood Divas” is going to be short one diva next season, unless they find a replacement because news sources recently revealed that series star Elise Neal has quit the show.

According to media reports, Neal didn’t quit over typical issues like salary demands or cast fights or issues over her portrayal on the series. Instead, Neal reportedly revealed that she decided to walk away from “Hollywood Divas” because she was injured on set and she claims that the producers weren’t helpful at all or remorseful about the incident.

Neal claims that the incident happened when she was filming a scene in a bowling alley for the show when one of the light fixtures broke and fell onto her head.

The actress, who has been on “Hollywood Divas” for two seasons, says that, despite being hurt by the light, producers were unsympathetic and demanded that she finish filming the scene before leaving. She also claims that producers decided to film the scene as if the accident had never happened and that they tried to completely cover up the incident.

Neal eventually went to the hospital and was treated for her injuries. However, she says that the mistreatment continued because the producers completely ignored her hefty medical bill, which included the costs of things such as X-rays and MRIs. Neal says that when she tried to get producers to compensate her for the costs of her medical fees, they refused, leaving her to pay the sizeable bill on her own.

That was the straw that broke the camel’s back for Neal and she says she decided to say goodbye to “Hollywood Divas.”

According to media reports, the show’s producers have yet to respond to Neal’s allegations. However, it’s interesting to note that one of the show’s initial producers was fellow reality TV star and producer Todd Tucker, the husband of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss. However, according to Tucker’s IMDb page, he hasn’t served as a producer on the show since 2014.


  1. Devon L Smith on February 22, 2016 at 11:36 am

    She don’t need to be treated like that at all, more power to the sista !

  2. Exoctic 1 on February 22, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Go Elise Neal!!!!! Respect

  3. shellyTheGreat on February 22, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    aw that sucks that they did that to her.

  4. Noff Memphis on February 24, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    She had every right to jump ship on those heartless bastArds.