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Real Housewives of Atlanta executive producer Andy Cohen is speaking out about the pearl-clutching final reunion episode, where the bombshell was dropped that former cast member Phaedra Parks was responsible for spreading a vicious lie about Kandi Burress.

If you watched the episode, then you witnessed Parks admit that she spread a rumor that Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker had wanted to drug and rape their RHOA cast mate, Porsha Williams.

Andy says he was just as shocked by revelations.

“I was just very surprised — not just by the revelation that Phaedra spread. I was surprised by her. She seemed kind of withdrawn about it,” he said.

“I don’t get the sense that she has [talked to the other Housewives],” he added.

As for whether she can repair her friendships, Andy says, “It seems a little precarious.”

Phaedra will not be returning for season 10, and an insider claims that Andy nor the cast want her to return.

Meanwhile, it’s also being reported that Parks was fired because of a “morality clause” in her contract.

“There are lines listed in all cast members’ contracts that they cannot cross,” a source said. “Libel is one of them. She’s in breach of contract and the cast basically said, ‘Us or her.’ ”

While Parks admitted to spreading the scandalous rumor about Kandi, she’s also blaming one of the producers for providing her with the false information in the first place.

“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,” the source said.

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

Of course, a Bravo rep denied this, saying: “Production is not involved.”

For some curious reason, we don’t believe that. Do you? Sound off in the comments.

PHOTO: Bravo

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8 thoughts on “Andy Cohen Weighs In On Phaedra’s ‘RHOA’ Reunion Lie

  1. Evelyn on said:

    Andy I love you.im not sure if some of the drama is for rating or not but you let Kenya and Nene say a little to much. Especially Kenya no wonder her mother doesn’t want to accept her , she is very mean spirit.

  2. Vinnae I agree. There have been far greater slander and libel being tolerated, for ratings, than the Phaedra situation. Production probably had a part in this. It’s not fair to single out Phaedra. Give her back her job.
    Ppl are commenting regarding her silence at the reunion . She is a lawyer firstly and knows that her reactions and responses can harm her later and secondly, she never steps out of character.

  3. Boss on said:

    I will never look at RHOA anymore, how can you let everybody else stay on there. Kandi is so alley and thugist Kenya is just pitiful, Porsha is dense and Cynthia is full of bullshit. Andy I gave you more credit than that.

  4. now get rid of the entire cast and put some real Sister on. now those women who shop and sleep all day in prom gowns. they are sickening. I stop watching it long time ago. the show is lousey. animal kingdom is better at least the animals are real

  5. Jeanie on said:

    Really? In all these years if my watching The UNREAL housewives, I am surprised by Bravos move to single out Phaedra over a morality clause as the fake reason! Of course Frick Porsha is scared to even contact Phaedra! Worked well for Kenya didn’t it? How does Andy sleep at night? The fake and enacted Kenya for ratings drama with Matt is moral? The lies and distortions by Kenya is moral? And how about Lisa Rinna? And Teresa Guidice? And Vicki G? I suspect there is far more to this than Bravo cares to share! There maybe a threat of a lawsuit ! Perhaps Kim and Kyle need to sue Bravo over Rinna, the whole OC cast sue Bravo over Vicki and The state of NJ sue Bravo for immorally keeping Guidices on the shows??And unless mamma Joyce and all the above mentioned are also fired, Andy is a total hypocrite! Wonder who pays him to keep the rest on the show!!!

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