Real Housewives Of Potomac: Monique Samuels considers quitting show after Candiace Dillard fight


The fallout over Monique Samuels’ physical altercation with Candiace Dillard has continued on the Real Housewives Of Potomac.

The 36-year-old star expressed that she has considered taking a step back from the reality series on Sunday night’s episode. 

Monique got together with several of her fellow castmates – including  Gizelle Bryant, Robyn Dixon, Ashley Darby and Dr. Wendy Osefo. – at Karen Huger’s home to discuss the fight and aftermath.

Interesting: Monique Samuels expressed that she has considered taking a step back from the reality series on Sunday night's episode of the Real Housewives Of Potomac

Interesting: Monique Samuels expressed that she has considered taking a step back from the reality series on Sunday night’s episode of the Real Housewives Of Potomac

Oh no: The 36-year-old reality star got physical altercation with Candiace Dillard two episodes prior

Oh no: The 36-year-old reality star got physical altercation with Candiace Dillard two episodes prior

Aftermath: Candiace was left stunned by the vicious assault during wine tasting

Aftermath: Candiace was left stunned by the vicious assault during wine tasting

 Candiace, 33, was not in attendance as the host Huger, 57, said it would not be a good idea for the two to be in the same room shortly after the incident.

Monique tearfully gave her side of he story to her friends and castmates as she said: ‘There is no explanation behind what happened.

‘I’m not here to bash Candiace. I just want to talk about myself. What y’all saw is not who I am.’

Squad: Monique got together with several of her fellow castmates - including Gizelle Bryant, Robyn Dixon, Ashley Darby and Dr. Wendy Osefo. - at Karen Huger's home to discuss the fight and aftermath

Squad: Monique got together with several of her fellow castmates – including Gizelle Bryant, Robyn Dixon, Ashley Darby and Dr. Wendy Osefo. – at Karen Huger’s home to discuss the fight and aftermath

'What y'all saw is not who I am': Monique tearfully gave her side of he story to her friends and castmates

‘What y’all saw is not who I am’: Monique tearfully gave her side of he story to her friends and castmates 

Monique wanted her castmates to know that the incident is not a reflection of who she is as a person.

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She explained: ‘Not only am I embarrassed — I’m ashamed of myself for my actions, for even letting anybody get under my skin to a point where I would react that way.

‘That’s not me and I don’t want to be defined by one bad choice or one bad moment. I apologize to all of you for even putting y’all in a position to be in harm’s way.’

Monique begins to recall the altercation while admitting that the alcohol got the best of her as she said: ‘A glass goes into my face [and] I get to swinging.

‘I completely blacked out. The last thing I remember is one of the producers in my ear yelling, “Monique let go.” As the days go by, I’m starting to remember pieces that happened. At the end of the whole thing, I hear [Candiace’s] voice, still yelling… I need to take a step back and look at myself and make sure I’m always in control.’

She goes on to admit that she had no ‘physical control’ over her own body and even said it was ‘very scary.’

Monique said:  ‘I’m not proud. At the end of the day, when the glass of wine went to my face, I remember reaching and it was all downhill from there.’ 

Not pleased: Gizelle, 50, was not very happy about that answer as she said: 'I have zero respect for you. You are a liability. I by no means want to be anywhere near you'

Not pleased: Gizelle, 50, was not very happy about that answer as she said: ‘I have zero respect for you. You are a liability. I by no means want to be anywhere near you’

This really got dramatic when she was asked if she was remorseful for what had happened.

Monique replied: ‘Not right now. I’m embarrassed that people may not feel safe around me, but no I don’t have any remorse.’

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Gizelle, 50, was not very happy about that answer as she said:  ‘I have zero respect for you. You are a liability. I by no means want to be anywhere near you.’

As she had arrived with a bodyguard, she grabbed her stuff and left abruptly with the man.

'I will not buy that': Wendy - who is a political commentator on television and professor at John Hopkins University - later took umbrage with Monique saying people saying disrespectful thing is 'just as bad as putting physical hands'

‘I will not buy that’: Wendy – who is a political commentator on television and professor at John Hopkins University – later took umbrage with Monique saying people saying disrespectful thing is ‘just as bad as putting physical hands’

She was then asked by the other women in the group if she has reached out to Candiace to apologize.  

Monique got defensive as she said: ‘For what? I don’t even feel like I can look at her. I don’t know what it is that I feel. My adrenaline is still pumping. So, if y’all want to write me off, then write me off that’s fine. All I ask is that y’all pray for me,” she said. However, Monique added that “something has to be said” for people who “talk disrespectful [and] get in your face.’

Wendy – who is a political commentator on television and professor at John Hopkins University – later took umbrage with Monique saying people saying disrespectful thing is ‘just as bad as putting physical hands.’

For me to get to that point is concerning for me and maybe I don't need to be a part of this anymore': Monique began to question whether or not she should still be on the show

For me to get to that point is concerning for me and maybe I don’t need to be a part of this anymore’: Monique began to question whether or not she should still be on the show

Wendy, 36, said:  ‘Monique, I have had people call me the N-word. I’ve had people call my kids names and you know what I do? I go out and I bust them with my words [not hands]. I will not buy that.’

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Monique began to question whether or not she should still be on the show.

She explained:  ‘For me to get to that point is concerning for me and maybe I don’t need to be a part of this anymore.

‘Maybe for a little bit. Maybe forever… I need to let the ego aside and figure out what’s right. That’s what I’m willing to do. I just want to be a good person.’

It makes me question everything... We were close': Meanwhile Candiace was in therapy tearfully talking about the incident as she told Dr. Ken Ballard that Monique had not reached out to her

It makes me question everything… We were close’: Meanwhile Candiace was in therapy tearfully talking about the incident as she told Dr. Ken Ballard that Monique had not reached out to her

Meanwhile Candiace was in therapy talking about the incident as she told Dr. Ken Ballard that Monique had not reached out to her.

She said: ‘It makes me question everything… We were close.’

The therapist said that Candiace loved her as a person as the reality star replied: ‘I loved who I thought she was.’

Dr. Ballard then asked if she thought she was responsible for why the altercation happened to which Candiace responded: ‘Nothing that I did warranted what she did to me.’ 

Real Housewives Of Potomac airs Sunday nights at 9pm on Bravo. 

Highly-anticipated: Real Housewives Of Potomac airs Sunday nights at 9pm on Bravo

Highly-anticipated: Real Housewives Of Potomac airs Sunday nights at 9pm on Bravo



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