Inside Nene Leakes Legal Battles: Settles Lawsuit With Friend Over Car Sell, Faces Ongoing $22K Rent Dispute

Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes has accused her family friend Sean Bush of selling her car without going through the proper channels and compensating her.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 26: NeNe Leakes attends the 2022 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Momodu Mansaray/WireImage)

The reality-turned-Broadway star filed a “warrant application & affidavit” in a Georgia Court on April 12, according to documents obtained by RadarOnline.

According to the paperwork, Leakes gave her vehicle to Bush on Dec. 1, 2022.

“I gave my car to a family friend who owned a dealership to sell in December 2022. I never gave my title. He sold my car and never gave me the money,” Leakes wrote.

The courts scheduled the first hearing on May 26, but Leakes requested the date be delayed for an additional month. She had hoped to “rectify the matter” with the friend.

The court gave her more time than she asked for, setting the next hearing date for July 12— with the mandate that both parties attend the session.

However, before the date, Leakes and Bush were able to come to an agreement and settle the claim privately.

The celebrity voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit.

Bush has been a family friend of Leakes and her deceased husband for years.

In a post on Instagram in 2019, the late Gregg Leakes posted a picture of himself and Bush as a birthday tribute. He captioned the post, “Happy Birthday to my boye Sean Bush- The Deal Maker.. Keep the day LIT…..”

While this legal matter has been settled, Leakes is still in court with Simon Property, the landlord of Sugarloaf Mills Mall in the Atlanta suburb of Lawrenceville, Georgia.

The agency is suing Leakes, whose estimated net worth is $14 million according to Celebrity Net Worth, for $22,900 in back rent for her Swagg Boutique.

The Leakes opened the store at the mall in 2017. She had two other locations, one in Maryland and the other in Florida.

By 2020, like many other retail businesses, all three of the stores went under as a result of the many restrictions brought on by the pandemic. During the summer of that year, the Georgia shop had “going out of business” signs in the windows, and Leakes is said to have abandoned the property in January 2022, around the time her lease expired.

According to Simon’s lawsuit to Leakes, the firm sent a letter in July 2023 seeking payment but the former tenant never responded to the correspondence.

Leakes was served papers regarding the lawsuit at her Atlanta condominium on Aug. 16.

When The Jasmine Brand reported on the story, Leaks slid in the comment section on Instagram.

“Gregg signed the lease, not me! He ain’t here,” she wrote. Her husband Gregg Leakes died of colon cancer in 2021.

The courts are currently waiting for her to file her official response to Simon’s lawsuit. 

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