‘RHOP’s Monique Samuels Files Her Own Charges Against Candiace Dillard Following Altercation+Candiace Accuses Monique of Sabotaging Her Bookings

Posted November 17, 2019
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It looks like the drama between ‘The Real Housewives of Potomac‘ stars Monique Samuels and Candiace Dillard is getting even messier.

Just weeks ago, it was rumored that the ladies had a physical altercation while filming for their upcoming fifth season. The altercation took place during an event that was being filmed on Oct. 16 and reportedly started when Candiace allegedly threw a drink at Monique, prompting Monique to grab Candiace by her hair and began to assault her.

The reports were confirmed earlier this month when it was revealed that Candiace filed charges against Monique in Montgomery County courts in Maryland as we previously told you.

Now things have gotten even messier as Monique has also filed her own charges against Candiace. On Nov. 14 Monique filed her own criminal complaint with the Montgomery County courts for the abuse she suffered at the hands of Candiace. 

Candiace was charged with second-degree assault — issued a summons —  and is now scheduled to appear in court on the same day as Monique, Dec. 23.

Monique’s attorney, A. Scott Bolden released a statement.

“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,” Bolden told PEOPLE. “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.”

Candiace’s attorney, James L. Walker, Jr. also issued a statement as well on the mater.

“At this time, we do not want to say too much and just allow the criminal process to play out. We only ask everyone to pray for our client Candiace and her family,” Walker said. “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,” he continued. “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.” He concluded with, “Everyone respect the privacy of the parties and allow the Montgomery County District Court to exercise its duty here to protect victims like Candiace.”

As if that wasn’t enough drama, Candiace took to social media on Friday (Nov. 15) to reveal that an appearance she was slated to make in D.C. was canceled–according to her, at the hands of Monique.

Get into the post below.

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🛑PLEASE READ 🛑 When your lackey’s have nothing better to do than to crawl around on their hands and knees behind closed doors; attempting to throw dirt on my name, fighting a losing war alongside their harrowing employer… For my beautiful followers who were prepared to celebrate with me at the @washingtonfusion game as I performed the #NationalAnthem, I regret that I must inform you all: I will not be able to perform on Saturday. This turn of events and my removal from the program by @sweetcookie100 by way of #moniquesamuels is for the fulfillment of a personal vendetta over ones own indiscretions. I look forward your next hat trick, saints. For my friends and followers: stay tuned for my next ❤️AMAZING❤️project featuring some incredible talents for the collaboration of a lifetime. I can’t wait to share it with you!!! #ISeeYou • • • #RHOP #BravoTV #shecamefromJesus #sleepingbeautyiswoke #candiacedillard #candiacedillardbassett #primahaircollection

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According to Candiace, a woman who she tagged in the post, who apparently works for the Entertainment and Sports Arena, fulfilled “a personal vendetta over one’s own indiscretions” by listening to Monique (who she seemingly is friends with) by canceling her performance.

Monique then took to social media as well to clap back at the claims, and even threatened to throw more charges at Candiace.

image via Monique’s IG story

Drama. ‘The Real Housewives of Potomac’ returns to Bravo in the Spring of 2020.

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