Andy Cohen Cleared as Bravo Completes Investigation

Andy Cohen is continuing on with Watch What Happens Live. Bravo has renewed his much-buzzed-about late night talk show through 2025 after completing an investigation into accusations from former stars of The Real Housewives, the franchise on which he is also an executive producer.

“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 The Hollywood Reporter.

The statement came ahead of NBCUniversal’s upfront presentation set for next week and coincided with the news that the Real Housewives franchise has no signs of slowing down. New seasons of Housewives shows set in Atlanta, Beverly Hills, Miami, New York City, Orange County, Potomac and Salt Lake City will premiere in the 2024-25 season (dates have yet to be announced).

Ahead of marking his 15th anniversary with WHHL later this year, host Cohen sat down with THR for a cover story that published this week, where he addressed for the first time multiple allegations from former Housewives stars McSweeney and Glanville, as well as Caroline Manzo and Eboni Williams.

“Unfortunately, I can’t talk about some of these things,” he told co-editor in chief Maer Roshan about Glanville and Manzo alleging sexual harassment, and McSweeney’s accusations about attempts to sabotage her sobriety. “What I’ll say about the alcohol is that we have so many sober people and people who have gotten sober on the show, like Countess Luann [de Lesseps]. We have people who’ve never had a drink during the entire run of the show. Jill Zarin. Kandi Burris. Heather Dubrow will just have an occasional glass of champagne. So sure, there are people who drink. There are many people who never drink. We don’t force anyone to do anything. But no one is secretly hiding liquor bottles on set. That’s ridiculous. We’ve been very supportive of people’s sobriety.”

McSweeney filed a lawsuit in February, naming Cohen along with Bravo, NBC/Universal, production house Shed Media US, and producers John Paparazzo, Lisa Shannon and Darren Ward. She alleged a conspiracy to prey on her alcoholism to boost the show’s ratings. “[Cohen] engaged in cocaine use with ‘Housewives’ and other Bravolebrities that he employs” and rewards “‘Housewives’ with whom he uses cocaine with more favorable treatment and edits,” the suit also claimed of the 55-year-old Bravo producer and host.

(Excerpt) Read more in: The Hollywood Reporter

Andy Cohen Cleared as Bravo Completes Investigation

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