Kandi Burruss Quietly Settles Phaedra Parks Led Lawsuit With Ex-Employee Johnnie Winston, Reportedly Requests Records Be Sealed To Avoid Public Scandal [Details]

Posted January 9, 2018

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Although we haven’t seen it this current season of ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ it looks like Kandi Burruss and her ex-employee Johnnie Winston have reportedly come to an agreement on their legal dispute which played out last season on the show according to new reports.

If you recall, Johnnie was a former ‘Kandi Koated Entertainment’ employee who sought the help of Phaedra Parks last season, after he claimed he was not properly paid by Kandi and her company, was overworked, and was subsequently let go from the company allegedly after he brought his issues to their attention.

Johnie was seeking damages for an undisclosed amount. He also accused Kandi of ripping off his ideas for ‘A Mother’s Love’ stage play and their wildly popular  ‘OLG Restaurant’

Kandi filed a counter-suit alleging defamation with claims that her reputation and brand were tarnished due to Winston’s claims at the hands of Phaedra.

Well according to reports, the two have settled the matter but quietly, as Kandi has requested to have the records sealed in order “to avoid public scandal and further injury to her brands and businesses”.

Kandi says there is a real threat to her professional reputation and business interests if the settlement is made public, pointing out the lawsuit has already caused not only embarrassment and defamatory statements to be written about her as a businesswoman, but it has caused business and economic harm.

Kandi explains she has been labeled “Boss from Hell” as a result of the litigation.

Kandi claimed the suit already had the effect of chilling potential business prospects. She says she is currently on Real Housewives of Atlanta which is internationally-broadcast and is on tour with her singing group.

The legal document reads in part:

Ms. Burruss-Tucker’s business and professional reputation should not suffer here simply based on Burruss-Tucker’s celebrity status because the Parties’ have found that settling the matter will be less of a nuisance and drain on personal, and the Court’s resources, than continued litigation.

Johnnie has also taken to social media to allude to the outcome of the case.

Meanwhile, Kandi just wrapped ‘The Great Xscape Tour’ with her groupmates this week and is now in New York preparing for her stint on Broadway in ‘Chicago: The Musical.’

Instagram Last month when Xscape was on 'Watch What Happens Live'

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