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NeNe Leakes Sued Over Back Rent for Georgia Boutique

NeNe Leakes and her late husband Gregg Leakes

*Reality TV star NeNe Leakes is being sued by a Georgia landlord for back rent but she claims her late husband signed the lease. 

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday, Aug. 15 in Fulton County, GA, seeking overdue rent from Leakes’ Swagg Boutique, MadameNoire reports. The plaintiff claims Leakes owes $22,900 in back rent for retail space she leased at the Sugarloaf Mills shopping center for her clothing store. 

Leakes signed the lease contract in 2017 and four years later she extended it for another year in 2021, according to the lawsuit. At some point, she defaulted on rent payments. 

According to Radar Online, a letter sent to Leakes referring to the matter, dated July 19, 2023, read, “Based on the foregoing, landlord hereby demands payment in the amount of $22,900.75 within ten (10) days from receipt of this letter. Should you fail to pay this amount within ten (10) days from receipt of this letter, landlord will pursue all rights and remedies it has, including, but not limited to, the collection of past due rent, its reasonable attorney’s fees, and court costs pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 13-1-11, and the terms and conditions of the Lease.”

The landlord is pursuing the rent owed, attorney’s fees, and court costs.

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When the Shade Room reported on the case, Leakes noted in the comments that her late husband, Gregg Leakes, handled the Swagg Boutique rent. Per MadameNoire, she wrote, “Gregg signed the lease, not me! He ain’t here.”

Swagg Boutique shut down in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to MadameNoire.

Meanwhile, Leakes’ son Bryson Bryant will remain jailed until next year after being busted with fentanyl.

Bryson was arrested on July 3 for felony possession of Fentanyl and a misdemeanor for loitering/prowling, RadarOnline reports. At the time of his arrest, he gave officers the name of his younger brother, Brentt Leakes. After police discovered his real identity, Bryant, 33, was hit with an additional charge of “giving a false name, address or birthdate to a law enforcement officer.”

When Bryant’s name was run in the system, officers saw he was “wanted for probation violation” in a separate case, per RadarOnline. He won’t be eligible for release from Gwinnett County Jail until January 3, 2024.

READ MORE: NeNe Leakes’ Son Will Remain Jailed Until 2024 After Fentanyl Arrest

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