A few days ago the reunion special aired on Bravo for The Real Housewives of Atlanta as well as the infamous fight between Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore. The argument escalated to a physical altercation and ended with Kenya calling the police to press charges.
Last week, Williams turned herself into authorities after a warrant was issued for her arrest. She was charged with a misdemeanor and released on a $2,500 bail charge. Well after the show aired, Kenya released a statement indicating that she could have took Porsha out if she really wanted to. See the article below.
Kenya Moore says she’s seriously considering leaving “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” after her televised brawl with co-star Porsha Williams.
“We all agree that we don’t condone violence,” Moore said in an interview on Monday. “We’ve become angry with each other, we’ve threatened each other and gone to the edge. But at the end of the day, we know there’s a line. If there are no consequences, then where does it end?”
Williams surrendered last week to authorities and was charged with a misdemeanor charge of battery for the fight, which was televised as part of the Bravo show’s reunion special on Sunday.
Williams and Moore have had friction during the entire season, so it wasn’t surprising that the two began to argue and trade ugly accusations during the reunion special. But then things got physical. Both women stood up and Williams grabbed Moore’s hair, pulling her down and dragging her across the floor. On the show, Williams said she “blacked out” but was regretful about the fight.
“I think Porsha was in a position to provoke me,” Moore said on Monday.
Moore said Williams should have been better prepared for the reunion show, which typically brings up past feuds and confrontations between cast members from previous episodes. The show also stars NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss, Phaedra Parks and Cynthia Bailey.
“If anyone is capable of blacking out and not taking responsibility for their actions, they should not be in this type of environment,” she said. “They do not need a stage such as this.”
Moore, an actress and former Miss USA, said the decision is up to the producers on whether Williams returns to the show. Bravo has not commented on the incident and has not addressed who will be back for the next season.
Williams’ attorney, Joe Habachy, said in an emailed statement last week that the battery claim against his client is unfounded and that Williams looks forward to clearing her name. Habachy said Williams plans to contest the charge and file aggravated assault charges against Moore.
A rep for Williams did not return a request for comment on Monday.Source: Love B Scott
Moore said she still hasn’t spoken with Williams since the incident.
“She is a granddaughter of a civil rights leader,” Moore said of Williams, whose grandfather was the late Hosea Williams. “She does not have the tools to navigate this process. It’s just very unfortunate and sad. If I was in her position, the first thing I would do is apologize.”
Kenya also released a statement about the entire ordeal.
During the taping of the Reunion Episode for the Real Housewives of Atlanta, I was violently attacked by Porsha Williams. The episode, which aired tonight, Sunday, April 20, 2014, was taped in front of an audience of over 50 people, which included cast, crew, guests and executives, who served as witnesses. I called 911 to report the incident. The Atlanta police conducted an independent investigation, which included viewing the raw footage of the incident. As a result, Porsha Williams was charged with battery. The authorities will decide her fate, not me.Source: Necole Bitchie
There are many inflammatory statements made by cast members to and about each other particularly during the reunion tapings. Many have made untrue, denigrating, disparaging, and inflammatory statements against me in an attempt to provoke me, but I have never reacted in a violent way. My intellect and my brain are my most powerful weapons—not my fists. If people get so angry that they lose control and admittedly “black out” and resort to violence, those persons must be held responsible for their actions. Being a cast member on a reality show does not absolve people of their rights.
After being repeatedly attacked by an abusive boyfriend at the age of 17, if someone puts their hands on me, I will not just let it go. With that said, I sought self-defense training developed for the Israeli military. I’ve also been trained in weapons. I can take someone down in three moves. It took discipline for me not to respond in kind. As violent responses escalate, they can quickly result in severe injury or even death.
Being the second Black woman to be crowned Miss USA, there are little girls who look up to me. I would never want those girls, my nieces, or my future children to see me fighting anyone. That’s the lesson we should all want to send, especially to young people—that no matter how angry someone makes you feel by what they say to or about you, violence is never an option. #stoptheviolence.
Kenya is full of shit! She starts everything and plays victim. Porsha did right and used her ass as a damn swifter. She's been mouthing off all season and talking all that shit, and now the shit was handed to her....right on the floor! If she leaves the show I think that rating would take a hit because she does bring the drama that people love. Without her, there wouldn't be any drama. So what do you think? Should she leave the show? If she does, would you watch it? What are your thoughts?