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Andy Cohen speaks out after Brandi Glanville accuses him of sexual harassment

Andy Cohen speaks out after Brandi Glanville accuses him of sexual harassment

Her legal team described Cohen’s alleged behaviour as an ‘extraordinary abuse of power'

Warning: This article contains discussion of sexual assault and harassment which some readers may find distressing.

Andy Cohen has spoken out after Brandi Glanville accused him of sexual harassment, having claimed in a lengthy letter that she had been left feeling ‘trapped and disgusted’.

The former The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star sent a letter from her lawyer Bryan Freedman to NBCUniversal – Bravo's parent company – Shed Media and Shed’s parent company Warner Bros Discovery.

Glanville, 51 claims an ‘inebriated’ Cohen sent her an inappropriate video where he allegedly spoke about sleeping with a Bravo star.

The news follows claims that Glanville sexually harassed and assaulted The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip castmate Caroline Manzo, which Glanville has denied.

The letter, which was filed in Los Angeles, said: “Ms. Glanville herself has been a victim of sexual harassment at Bravo by none other than Andy Cohen.”

It continued: “In a video sent by Mr. Cohen to Ms. Glanville in 2022, Mr. Cohen - appearing obviously inebriated - boasted of his intention to sleep with another Bravo star that night while thinking of her and invited her to watch via Facetime."

Brandi Glanville, 51.

Glanville’s legal team described Cohen’s alleged behaviour as an ‘extraordinary abuse of power that left Ms. Glanville feeling trapped and disgusted’.

“Mr. Cohen was Ms. Glanville’s boss at the time and exercised complete and total control over her career,” they explained.

Cohen has now responded to the allegations, apologising in a statement posted on social media.

He wrote: “The video shows [Below Deck star] Kate Chastain and I very clearly joking to Brandi. It was absolutely meant in jest, and Brandi’s response clearly communicated she was in on the joke.

“That said, it was totally inappropriate and I apologize."

Cohen has apologised to Glanville.
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The letter comes almost one month after Manzo filed a suit in state court in New York, claiming that Glanville forcibly kissed her and groped her during the recording of an episode.

Glanville’s lawyers referred to Manzo’s allegations as a ‘character assassination’ that have led to ‘financial ruin’ and are ‘deliberately refashioning a series of intimate moments between two consenting adults into a #MeToo scenario’.

“This is a transparent attempt to cut ties with Ms. Glanville in a manner intended to deny her recourse, discredit her, and ward off damaging revelations that Ms. Glanville is uniquely positioned to reveal,” they said in the letter, adding: “Indeed, Ms. Glanville has long been taken advantage of by the institutions with which she is indelibly tied personally, professionally, financially, and in the public mind.

“Her story — one of thousands we have heard in the course of our investigation into the practices of the reality television industry — is part and parcel of the Reality Reckoning.”

Tyla has reached out to NBCUniversal and reps for Glanville, Cohen and Manzo for comment.

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Topics: Celebrity