Kenya Moore opened up about the physical altercation between her and The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Porsha Williams that took place during a reunion taping that aired on Bravo Sunday evening. She shared her thoughts during an interview with PEOPLE magazine.
“There are many inflammatory statements made by cast members to and about each other particularly during the reunion tapings,” Moore said in a statement. “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.”
Moore was talking to Williams with a bullhorn during the show’s taping when she accused her of cheating on her ex. Porsha then pulled Kenya’s hair and the two women fell to the floor and tussled for a few seconds.
“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,” Moore added.
She also brought up her past–having been physically abused by a former boyfriend.
“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,” she says. “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 to not respond in kind.”
Kenya Moore called 911 following the incident, which really didn’t require intervention by the authorities. Porsha Williams turned herself in to authorities on Thursday and was charged with battery.
“Although the claim is unfounded, Ms. Williams is fully cooperating with investigators and looks forward to clearing her name,” an attorney for Porsha Williams said in a statement.
“The authorities will decide her fate, not me,” Moore said.
Bravo host Andy Cohen asked Porsha to leave the set following the altercation. The second part of The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion will air on April 27th sans Porsha Williams.
Who watches this stuff? Obviously a huge number of people tune in to these shows regularly or they wouldn’t stay on the air. Clearly there is very little that is “real” about these Real Housewives.
Will Kenya Moore forgive Porsha? Will Porsha ever return to The Real Housewives of Atlanta set? Will Andy Cohen set up a peacemaking session between the two ladies for airing at a later date?
If you truly care about any of the aforementioned situations, seek help immediately. There has to be a support group somewhere for people who watch this stuff.
For those headed to therapy today, do note that it is now rumored that Kenya Moore is now considering not returning for the next season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. That news is sure to set many who teeter on the edge of reality into a full-fledged tailspin.
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