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Bravo stars defend Andy Cohen after Leah McSweeney’s coke allegations: ‘Leave him alone’

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The ladies of the Bravoverse are going to bat for Andy Cohen.

After former “Real Housewives of New York City” star Leah McSweeney claimed in a bombshell lawsuit that the executive producer snorts cocaine with a few of his favorite “Housewives,” several Bravo stars came to his defense.

“I’ve done WWHL about a dozen times and I must admit I’m jealous I was never offered anything stronger than a good wholesome time,” “Shahs of Sunset” alum Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi wrote on Page Six’s Instagram post.

Andy Cohen in a black turtleneck.
Several Bravo stars are coming to Andy Cohen’s defense against drug allegations. Bruce Glikas/WireImage
Chanel Ayan and Golnesa Gharachedaghi's comments about Andy Cohen controversy.
Golnesa Gharachedaghi and Chanel Ayan went to bat for the executive producer after Page Six exclusively reported that he was being sued by “RHONY” alum Leah McSweeney. Instagram
A mirror selfie of Golnesa Gharachedaghi.
“I’ve done WWHL about a dozen times and I must admit I’m jealous I was never offered anything stronger than a good wholesome time,” wrote the “Shahs of Sunset” alum on Page Six’s Instagram post. gg_golnesa/Instagram

“Leave Andy alone!”

“Real Housewives of Dubai” star Chanel Ayan responded to Gharachedaghi’s comment, writing, “it’s wild to be honest it’s like leave him alone 😂.”

In a separate comment, the supermodel, 45, furthered, “We are in a place where you can’t trust to be friends with anyone coz they be snitching on you even when it’s not reality or truth 😂.”

Chanel Ayan posing at the Feast of Dreams in 2023.
“Real Housewives of Dubai” star Chanel Ayan wrote: “We are in a place where you can’t trust to be friends with anyone coz they be snitching on you even when it’s not reality or truth 😂.” Getty Images for Atlantis The Royal

“Real Housewives of Miami” star Guerdy Abraira also spoke about her positive experiences with Cohen.

“I Will speak for myself…been around Andy many many times and have NEVER been offered anything but good hospitality,” she commented under Page Six’s post.

Meanwhile, “RHONY” alum Luann de Lesseps echoed her support for Bravo’s head honcho, claiming that no one would ever force a “Housewife” to do something they didn’t want to do.

Luann de Lesseps
“RHONY” alum Luann de Lesseps also supported Cohen, telling TMZ there was never any “drug abuse” on set. countessluann/Instagram

“I’ve known Andy for years and It’s not in his character,” she told TMZ Wednesday. “I never ever seen anything — in the years I’ve been doing the ‘Housewives’ — any drug abuse.” 

She furthered Cohen would also never force the cast to drink alcohol despite it being encouraged.

“You can’t force someone to drink something, you have to be the person that picks up a drink,” de Lesseps — who is on a sobriety journey — added.

Dorinda Medley
As for former “Housewife” Dorinda Medley, she feels horrible for the Bravo head honcho and claimed she had a positive experience working with him. Dorindamedley/Instagram

Her former co-star Dorinda Medley also told the outlet she “feels terrible” for Cohen and had a good experience working with him on the show from 2015 to 2020.

Medley also pointed out that she didn’t understand why McSweeney would return to do “RHUGT” if she had such a bad experience during “RHONY.”

As for “Real Housewives of Atlanta” alum Cynthia Bailey, she didn’t believe Cohen would ever use cocaine, per the outlet.

Their comments come a day after Page Six revealed McSweeney, 41, had filed a lawsuit against her former boss.

A mirror selfie of Leah McSweeney.
On Tuesday, McSweeney claimed in the suit that Cohen allegedly does hard drugs with several of the “Housewives” and hands out special professional favors to them. leahmob/Instagram

In the suit obtained by Page Six, the fashion designer claimed that Cohen, 55, allegedly does hard drugs with several of the “Housewives” and hands out special professional favors to them.

Additionally, McSweeney — who appeared on two seasons of “The Real Housewives of New York City” and one season of spin-off “The Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip” — claimed that Cohen and Bravo preyed on her alcohol problem in an attempt to garner record ratings and created an environment that turned a blind eye to sexually predatory behavior.


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The former “Housewife” claimed that when she “refused” to drink, network employees tried other ways to get her to have an on-camera meltdown.

McSweeney is seeking unspecified damages.

Leah McSweeney and Candiace Dillard-Bassett on "RHUGT."
The fashion designer claimed Cohen and the network Bravo preyed on her alcohol problem in an attempt to garner record ratings and created an environment that turned a blind eye to sexually predatory behavior. Peacock
Andy Cohen on "WWHL."
A rep for Cohen said the allegations are “completely false.” Charles Sykes/Bravo

Following the allegations, a rep for Cohen told Page Six, “The claims against Andy are completely false.”

However, Cohen did not let the shocking lawsuit stop him from working.

On Wednesday, Page Six obtained exclusive photos of the “Watch What Happens Live!” host seemingly looking unbothered as he headed into set ahead of the “RHOP Season 8 reunion taping.

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