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Andy Cohen cleared in investigation into Brandi Glanville, Leah McSweeney claims as ‘WWHL’ is renewed 

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Andy Cohen has been cleared in an investigation into misconduct claims from former “Real Housewives” stars as the Bravo host’s late-night talk show, “What What Happens Live,” is renewed. 

“The outside investigation into the recent allegations made by Brandi Glanville and Leah McSweeney against Andy Cohen has now been completed, and the claims were found to be unsubstantiated,” a Bravo spokesperson tells Page Six.

In March, “Real Housewives of New York City” alum McSweeney, 41, filed a lengthy lawsuit that leveled a host of sordid of accusations against Cohen and Bravo’s tentpole franchise. 

Brandi Glanville and Andy Cohen
“The outside investigation into the recent allegations made by Brandi Glanville and Leah McSweeney against Andy Cohen has now been completed, and the claims were found to be unsubstantiated,” a Bravo spokesperson tells Page Six. /SplashNews.com
Leah McSweeney
In March, “Real Housewives of New York City” alum McSweeney filed a lengthy lawsuit that leveled a host of sordid of accusations against Cohen and Bravo’s tentpole franchise.  Getty Images

In addition to accusing Cohen of offering cocaine to certain talent and handing out special professional favors to them, McSweeney claimed that Cohen and Bravo preyed on her alcohol issues in an attempt to generate favorable ratings and even facilitated a work environment that turned a blind eye to sexually predatory behavior.

Cohen has categorically denied the allegations, with a rep for the TV personality previously telling Page Six, “The claims against Andy are completely false.”

One month prior, Glanville, 51, accused Cohen of sexual harassment, claiming that he invited her to watch him and “Below Deck” alum Kate Chastain have sex — which the former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star called an “extraordinary abuse of power.” 

Leah McSweeney
McSweeney accused Cohen of offering cocaine to certain talent and handing out special professional favors to them, which he strongly denied. Leahmob/Instagram
Brandi Glanville
Meanwhile, Glanville accused Cohen of sexual harassment, claiming that he invited her to watch him and “Below Deck” alum Kate Chastain have sex. Getty Images

Cohen brushed this off via X, but publicly apologized for making an “inappropriate” joke during a 2022 phone exchange involving the trio. 

In the wake of both women’s claims, a myriad of “Housewives” spoke out in defense of Cohen. 

“Throughout my 14 years of working with Andy, I have witnessed nothing but respect, kindness and support. I have never been offered any type of drug by him ever,” “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Melissa Gorga told Page Six in March. 

Andy Cohen
Cohen brushed Glanville’s allegation off via X, but publicly apologized for making an “inappropriate” joke during a 2022 phone exchange. Getty Images
Andy Cohen with "Real Housewives" at BravoCon
In the wake of both women’s claims, a myriad of “Housewives” spoke out in defense of Cohen.  Scott Gries/Bravo via Getty Images

Meanwhile, “Real Housewives of Orange County” veteran Heather Dubrow told us that she was disappointed by McSweeney’s claims, which she hoped wouldn’t ruin the “fun experience” of being a Bravolebrity — which includes frequent appearances on “What What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.”

“I’ve been on ‘Watch What Happens Live’ a million times. I have never seen drugs, heard about drugs, nothing ever. And I’m a kid from the ‘80s, OK?” she said in February.  

“I have never seen any of that. ‘Watch What Happens Live’ is such a fun experience. Yeah, we have a cocktail on the show. It’s fun, but there’s a drinking game always with a disclaimer: don’t drink and drive. It’s a fun experience. It’s sad it’s being brought down to this level. My experience has been nothing but positive.”

Melissa Gorga
“Throughout my 14 years of working with Andy, I have witnessed nothing but respect, kindness and support. I have never been offered any type of drug by him ever,” Melissa Gorga told Page Six in March.  melissagorga/Instagram
Heather Dubrow
“My experience has been nothing but positive,” Heather Dubrow said, speaking directly to the “fun” she’s had on Cohen’s late-night talk show. Clifton Prescod/Bravo

“Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” was one of many Bravo shows renewed, including “Married to Medicine,” “Top Chef,” “Southern Charm,” “Southern Hospitality,” “Below Deck,” “RHONY,” “RHOBH,” “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” “The Real Housewives of Miami,” “The Real Housewives of Potomac” and “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.”

The network also announced two new series.

“Making it in Manhattan,” a working title, follows “a tight-knit group of friends in New York City as they navigate the trials and triumphs of young adulthood,” according to its longline. 

Meanwhile, “On Safari” — a working title as well — “is set in the heart of the South African Bush and explores the spectacular world of the most luxurious safari experiences, and the international group of guides who create once-in-a-lifetime moments for their adventure seeking clientele.”

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