*Everybody knows…you can’t tell lie after lie after lie without it coming back to bite you.
Turns out those rumors in early April were true. Bravo has indeed fired Phaedra Parks after learning during taping of the reunion show that she lied about cast member Kandi Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker allegedly conspiring to rape cast member Porsha Williams.
Phaedra was discovered to have told Porsha that Kandi and Todd had designs on drugging Porsha to take advantage of her in their alleged sex dungeon, an allegation that turned out to be completely made up.
According to TMZ, Bravo “felt like Phaedra’s allegations were so out of line, they simply couldn’t continue working with her and informed her in early April.”
An insider told Page Six: “They were so disgusted with her. The entire cast and Andy agreed Phaedra would not be coming back next season. She dug her own grave. She’s considered a liability and will not be returning. Andy is upset.”
According to TMZ, a clip of Phaedra telling Porsha about the rape allegations exists, but Kandi threatened Bravo over airing it. The network ultimately decided not to run it, but Phaedra’s was ID’d as the culprit during Sunday’s dramatic finale of the 4-part reunion following the 9th season.
Parks has removed all signs of “RHOA” from her social media.
“New day, new week!” she captioned a photo she posted on Instagram Monday.
Here’s what we originally reported on April 7:
*Sources tell lovebscott.com that Bravo has given Phaedra Parks a pink slip instead of a contract for Season 10 of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
“Everyone was given their renewal papers last week and Phaedra didn’t get hers,” a source told the website exclusively. “She got caught in so many treacherous lies this season that even the producers (including Andy Cohen) have had enough. She even brought ‘fake’ divorce papers to the reunion to prove a point. No one knows whether she’s telling the truth about anything anymore.”
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Lovebscott.com also reported that Phaedra was fired in part because she tried to blame the lie fed to Porsha Williams – about Kandi Burress being a lesbian – on producer Carlos King, which may be the reason why he also won’t return to work next season, notes the website.
Meanwhile, despite recent rumors, Cynthia Bailey will be back for Season 10, as well as NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak, but the latter two won’t be full-time cast members, again, according to lovebscott.