Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Nene Leakes has hinted that she might leave her husband Gregg Leakes for some time, even in her book, but their marriage issues became very public when radio host Corey King tricked Gregg into dishing about his wife and marital problems on air. This conversation, which wasn’t very flattering to Nene, then got leaked to the internet.
Although this was a juicy tidbit for avid Real Housewives fans, Corey King was slimy for setting him up like that. King was supposedly miffed at Gregg because Gregg owed him money, but Gregg later told Kandi Burruss it was only $100.
Yesterday, June 8, through his lawyers The Gardner Law Group, Gregg issued a public statement which revealed: that he has apologized to Nene, that they are still working on marital issues, and that he feels horribly deceived by Corey King. Also, there will be lawsuits if Corey King ever publicly addresses this issue again.
On June 2, 2010, an unauthorized audio taped conversation between Mr. Gregg Leakes and Mr. Corey King was made privy to the public by Mr. King and Large FM. While Mr. King touted an “exclusive interview”, the taped recording was obtained by fraud and deception. Neither Mr. King nor Large FM were granted consent to interview Mr. Leakes and an interview never occurred.
Throughout the duration of the call with Mr. King, Mr. Leakes was under the impression that he was simply confiding in a friend after an argument with his wife. However, Mr. King has demonstrated through this blatant disregard of Mr. Leakes’ privacy that he does not even comprehend the word “friend”. The audio recording was deceptive and the release of it was nothing short of malicious.
It is not a secret to anyone that Mr. and Mrs. Leakes are facing marital challenges, a situation common to many couples. However, there is no doubt that Mr. King’s intentions were dishonorable, hateful, and inexcusable. His deceptive act was committed without any regard to Mr. or Mrs. Leakes.
Mr. Leakes, acting on the advice of his attorneys, has issued a “Ceast and Desist Order” to Large FM and other media outlets, concerning the broadcasting of the unauthorized, so-called “exclusive Interview”. Although Georgia is a one-party consent state, Mr. King still may have violated several federal and state regulations, including the Wiretap Act, the Privacy Act, the Privacy Protection Act, the Right of Publicity, the Right to Financial Privacy Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Georgia’s Fair Businesses Practice Act, and Georgia’s Surveillance and Publication of Private Facts statues.
Mr. Leakes has apologized privately to his wife and he offers a sincere apology to the others mentioned in the audio. Any further discussion of the matter should be amongst Mr. Leakes and those individuals, privately.
Any further attempts by Mr. King to discuss this matter in a public forum will be met by the full exercise of legal protections afforded to Mr. Leakes, up to and including the filing of a lawsuit.
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