Andy Cohen issues apology after being accused of sexual harassment

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Andy Cohen has issued an apology to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville after she accused him of sexual harassment.

Lawyers for Glanville sent a letter to NBCUniversal, Warner Bros and Shed Media on Thursday, claiming Cohen sent her an inappropriate recording in 2022.

The letter, which was obtained by People, reads: "Ms Glanville herself has been a victim of sexual harassment at Bravo by none other than Andy Cohen.

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"In a video sent by Mr Cohen to Ms Glanville in 2022, Mr Cohen — appearing obviously inebriated — boasted of his intention to sleep with another Bravo star that night while thinking of her, and invited her to watch via FaceTime."

Responding to Glanville's claims on X, Cohen wrote: "The video shows Kate Chastain and I very clearly joking to Brandi.

"It was absolutely meant in jest, and Brandi’s response clearly communicated she was in on the joke. That said, it was totally inappropriate and I apologise."

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Glanville's letter adds that Cohen, who is the executive producer for The Real Housewives franchise, "remains in his post" and accused the production companies and network of prioritising profits over people.

"Mr Cohen was Ms Glanville’s boss at the time and exercised complete and total control over her career," the letter read, adding that Cohen's alleged actions were "an extraordinary abuse of power that left Ms Glanville feeling trapped and disgusted."

The letter went on to reference Glanville's exit from season four of Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip last year.

Glanville had been asked to leave the show following allegations of sexual misconduct towards fellow cast member Caroline Manzo, including an alleged incident that took place in a bathroom.

The letter states: "The cast spent the day in question drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana, and, at the end of the evening, learning how to belly dance."

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"We have heard about a supposed ‘bathroom incident’ through press leaks, but Shed Media has repeatedly refused to allow Ms Glanville or her counsel to see the footage in question; there is no truth to any allegations of impropriety," the letter continued.

"Ms Glanville and Ms Manzo were never alone together that evening."

Manzo later filed a lawsuit against Bravo, claiming Glanville groped her and forcibly kissed her while producers were "listening to the interaction on audio" but "never opened the door or took any other action to intervene and stop the sexual assault."

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