“As a woman and someone who has survived abuse, I regret the words that I used,” Leakes said in an apology posted on Facebook.
NeNe Leakes is currently facing backlash for saying she hopes someone at her comedy show in Oakland over the weekend gets raped.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star was performing at The Paramount on Saturday, with a lineup that included other comedians like Tiffany Haddish and Loni Love.
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A video surfaced on Facebook showing Leakes on stage, saying she hopes someone, presumably a heckler, gets raped by their Uber driver.
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“I ain’t even gonna tell you about the goddamn Uber driver. I hope he rape yo’ ass tonight when he take you home, bitch,”
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Leakes has since issued an apology on Facebook, saying, “As a woman and someone who has survived abuse, I regret the words that I used.”
BuzzFeed News has reached out to Leakes’s management and Bravo for comments.
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