Things at the Real Housewives of Potomac just got realer.
One of the show’s stars, Monique Samuels, has reportedly been charged with second-degree assault after allegedely getting into a fight with co-star Candiace Dillard.
According to People, Dillard filed a complaint with the District Court of Montgomery County in Maryland this past Thursday. And now court documents show that Samuels has been summoned to court on Dec.23.
The alleged incident happened at a dinner on Oc. 16, at which Samuels grabbed Dillard by the hair and pulled her down. Bravo is said to be filming the fifth season of the hit franchise show and the other Real Housewives of Potomac castmates were all present.
“The physical assault, humiliation and emotional distress have all been very painful and difficult for Candiace, as it would be for anyone attacked so viciously,” Dillard’s personal attorney James L. Walker, Jr. said in a statement to People. “We also pray that Monique will get some help,” said Walker. “The summons to court charge of Second Degree Assault is just one step below first-degree assault and must be taken very seriously. This behavior has no place in our society.”
Samuels’ attorney A. Scott Bolden responded in kind: “To be sure, my client did nothing but defend herself in the face of more very aggressive behavior by Ms. Dillard. If this event occurred during taping of the show, I am confident that the video will bear all of this out. My client has every right to file for a counter criminal summons, as well, and will consider doing so, while fully defending herself in this action that has been filed with the Court. Either way, I am confident that she will prevail on this matter. Going forward, we hope that Ms. Dillard seeks the help she needs to avoid creating these kinds of unsafe and unfortunate circumstances in and outside of the workplace.”
If the judge rules that there is a “probable cause,” according to People, Samuels could “be arrested on the spot” since a second-degree assault conviction could lead to potential jail time.
We are sure the Bravo cameras caught everything!