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Andy Cohen denies producers to blame for Phaedra Parks’ downfall

Photo Credit: Twitter - @phaedraparks

Photo credit: Twitter – @phaedraparks

There have been few falls from grace that have been more talked about than that of former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Phaedra Parks, who was fired from the show recently after it was revealed that she came up with the rumor that Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker wanted to drug and rape Porsha Williams. In the wake of her firing and backlash, Parks has allegedly claimed that producers told her to spread the lie. But executive producer Andy Cohen recently spoke out and claimed that it’s untrue.

As previously reported, sources close to the show say that during the explosive reunion Parks tried to say that she was fed the rumor about Burruss by the production team.

“Phaedra tried to blame producers for manipulating the scenario, and it was cut from the reunion show. They’re not allowed to break the ‘fourth wall’ and talk about production. It may not have been entirely Phaedra’s fault, but she has to take the fall,” a source explained.

A source close to Parks also said  “a producer told her the drug and rape story, which she repeated to another cast member. It snowballed. The editing was not kind to her.”

However, in a recent interview, Cohen spoke about the controversy with Parks and denied that anyone on his production team told Parks to lie about Burruss.

“I don’t believe it and also I know Phaedra and I know everyone in the group. You can’t tell them ‘Go say this on camera…’ It’ just doesn’t work. You ever met a housewife? They do their own thing,” Cohen said.

Cohen was then asked to confirm if Parks has indeed been fired from the show and although he didn’t give a direct answer, he did explain why it would be very difficult to bring her back.

“Well look, we’re looking at next season. And you have to look at where we left off, which is none of the women want to engage with her, so that’s a tough place to come back from,” Cohen said.

What do you think about Parks allegedly blaming the producers for drama on the show? Let us know in the comments.


  1. Chuck on May 20, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    I believe Phaedra & she should return. She was wrongfully accused.

    • britishrose on May 21, 2017 at 7:29 am

      she is not returning fans dont like her and never did . she is a con artist who married a felone whom she knew was sick in the head . she help him rob people and she walked . this time she want walk. she been exposed . as she should have before now . cant stand phedra shes real evil

      • Lawanna Lee on May 21, 2017 at 10:33 pm

        You are right because who will knowingly marry a felon with her being an attorney I believe she was helping apollo and let him go down by himself she a shyster

  2. britishrose on May 21, 2017 at 7:24 am

    yes for sure the production people did that , they also told kenya and porsha to stage that fight, i bet you a million phedra sue them . if she can prove they sat her up the , exposure of the whole show will now come to light if phedra sues , if she dont sue she lied . remember phedra was the one fans hated because she help apollo in that scam , and he took the fall , she is a lawyer and she knew how to get cleared of being invovled while she , set up another woman to help apollo . so if something happen it would look like apollo was the plotter and she was really the master mind .. so from there no one will trust phedra .
    but i do believe she was up for a plotted story line with bravo directing it andy cohen is a lier .. he lies about that fight between kenya and porsha . . these reality shows are all acting , not one of those women would deal with each other if not for the acting . its a show not reality . ne ne will be back too it part of the scam . have her leave and bring her back , cause her fans are begging them.
    to increase ratings again . kim zoziak also has fans . her own show cancelled cause she was sooooo corney , shes a white plastic barbe, and she is using sex to charaterize her self , and she got her kids doing the same , how is that a roll model , she is soo nausiating to viewers.. so why would they bring her to the show OHHHHH I SEEEE TO write another plott she will be fighting someone that will fail too . . please cancel this show phedra at least got her law to fall on

  3. D martin on May 21, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Bullshit Phaedra being conniving as per usual but ppl threatening her sons is wrong on every level!! Poor kids can’t be blamed for their mothers misguided judgement on a lie which snowballed and backfired on her like no other housewife in the history of the franchise!

    • Lawanna Lee on May 21, 2017 at 10:31 pm

      I seriously agree with you there

  4. Nielsen53 on May 21, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    This is a case of “Kharma” Like attracts like. If the producers handed her the storyline and it was malicious she’s getting to see how it feels when people do that. My heart goes out to the kids though. They don’t deserve to suffer but Mom screwed up big time.

  5. Lawanna Lee on May 21, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    She need to be dropped because the southetn belle is a scandalous fraud she with the education and knowledge she should know the consequences of slandering someones name with lies and she was lying because she couldnt think fast enough for a response. She clearly tried to defame kandi burress tucker because she was being malicious. She was being selfish throwing a silent tantrum and why should her kids be be an exception she was’nt thinking about hers or kandi’s kids when she tried to slander and defame her with lies and let her bail herself out of it she should know karma is a bitch. Now really go use your education phaedra parks