Sheree Whitfield was tricked out of getting her Real Housewives of Atlanta peach back!?
Sources tell Daily Mail, that producer Carlos King made a "backroom deal" with Whitfield, promising her full-cast status on the popular reality show after he stole her idea for an Atlanta-based real estate reality show. But things didn't pan out as discussed.
The 45-year-old reality show star allegedly shared her idea with King earlier this year, who in turn pitched and sold the idea to WeTV without her involvement. In an effort to avoid a lawsuit, King offered her an executive producer credit on what is now Selling It: In The ATL, and a return to full-time status on RHOA, on which she was a main cast member from 2008 to 2012. She accepted, as she never presented any legal paperwork before pitching him on the show concept.
'With no non-disclosure or partnership agreement in place, she knew she had an uphill battle if she sued Carlos and trusted him again by accepting his offer,' explained the source to Daily Mail.
However when it was time to sign RHOA contracts, Whitfield learned she had not been picked up for full-time status and would only appear in 10 to 12 of the 24 episode season, and would not be part of the three part reunion show. Ouch.
Coincidently, both shows premiere the same week---Selling It: In the ATL airs on November 5, follwed by the season eight premiere of The Real Housewives of Atlanta on November 8.
King has yet to respond to the allegations.