“Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member Sheree Whitfield was fined Friday by Sandy Springs $1,000 for not getting the proper permits for a major housewarming party taped for the popular reality show last month.RELATED: 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Recap: Kenya Moore Calls Sheree Whitfield a 'Ho,' Gets Back Together With Matt Jordan
She accepted the fine as part of a plea deal with the solicitor. Whitfield, who was on the show full time from 2008 to 2012 and returned last year, will also be under unsupervised probation by the city for 18 months to ensure she files for proper permitting in the future.
David Good, a neighbor of Whitfield’s, showed up at the hearing Friday morning. He had called the cops October 28 when dozens of cars showed up on his cul de sac behind Whitfield’s home and created a traffic nuisance. Good said people parked cars on neighbor’s lawns and blocked the street. He said the show installed a big spotlight that wasn’t allowed either.
“It was an invasion,” he said. “An absolute invasion.”
Whitfield also didn’t have a certificate of occupancy.
The production company True Entertainment, which creates “Real Housewives” for Bravo, was too fined $1,000 for not providing proper permits, security or parking. Joye Chin, who oversees production, declined to comment. The $1,000 also included $500 for a June 23 event at Kenya Moore‘s nearby house that also didn’t have proper permits. Moore’s housewarming party was aired two weeks ago on Bravo as part of the season 9 debut.
The Whitfield party taped last month will air later this season.