Andy Cohen is keeping mum about the future of Phaedra Parks on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but he is speaking up to make one thing clear: the Bravo producers did not feed the housewife her damaging lies about co-star Kandi Burress. During the show’s shocking final reunion episode, Phaedra admitted she made up the story that Kandi and her husband Todd Tucker intended to drug and rape fellow Housewives star Porscha Williams. Her confession left both the Housewives and Andy shocked. As reports swirl that Phaedra is blaming producers for feeding her the lie, Andy is calling Phaedra out for her behavior.
“People are not told what to say,” Andy told Entertainment Tonight exclusively. “We cast women with strong opinions and strong points of view. We can't force any of these women — if you've ever met a Housewife, you know that. We can't force them to say anything.”
Even Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel backed up Andy’s statement. "The producers do not make you do these things at all," she explained to E! News. "They would never do that. It would be a massive problem. This isn't The Hills, it's real. It really is. So yeah, no, that would never happen."
Both E! News and Page Six have reported that Phaedra has been fired from the show. While Bravo has yet to officially comment on the rumors, Andy hinted they might be true.
"The question that we look at now with Phaedra is, when the reunion ended, none of the other women wanted to have anything to do with her. So that's what you have to look at," Andy told E! News. "How do you shoot a show about a group of friends when no one is speaking to one of the friends?"
Do you believe Andy? Do you think Phaedra’s days on RHOA are officially over? Sound off in the comments below!