Peter Thomas Thought He Was Going To Have A Heart Attack While In Jail, Insists He Did NOT Write Fake Check [VIDEO]
Peter Thomas has a lot to say after being released from jail earlier this week. The ex-husband of the Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey wanted to clear the air after it was reported he was arrested for writing bad checks.
He was dressed to impress in his video when he started off his video by throwing a little shade at R. Kelly’s dramatics during his sit-down with Gayle King.
“Okay I’m not gonna get up and do the R. Kelly. But what I’m gonna say to all of my fans out there who care…Because I just got out last night at 10:30, out of [Miami]Dade County Jail… I was wearing the red jumpsuit that said ‘Dade County Jail.’”
He explained that he got arrested after getting back into the states from Jamaica. He was clearly blindsided because he said he thought the issue was resolved.
He said he did a show with Keri Hilson at his bar, Club One, last year. The same promoter who booked Hilson also wanted to book Chico DeBarge, which Thomas said he was uncomfortable about. Still, he wrote the promoter a check for $4,000 to book DeBarge.
“The gentleman that was the ‘so-called agency’ deposited a check in his account for $4,000. At the same time, my checking account was compromised. The bank shut it down. That means someone gave them my debit card number and was using it everywhere.”
Thomas then got a letter from the bank after the check bounced after the guy tried to cash it in Louisiana. Thomas sent the letter to the gentleman, who said Thomas owed him the money, even though DeBarge was never officially booked at Club One. The guy took up the issue with the State Attorney in St. John’s County, Louisiana, where Thomas said he’s never been, and reported a bad check for $4,000.
“I don’t know why he would do that, because nothing was exchanged,” Thomas said.
Thomas said the District Attorney contacted him and he caught her up on his side of the story. She said she would reach back out to him but never did. Next thing Thomas knew, there was a warrant out for his arrest.
“I learned out of this experience,” he said.
“Six days I spent in jail. 23 hours a day in a cell. The ‘celebrity status’ I have made them put me around no one for six days and 23 hours a day. I don’t wish that on anyone. But I had time to think. And I had time to take a lot of medication because I’m claustrophobic. High pressure pills, anxiety pills… eating bread and water for six days… I never thought I was gonna come out. I thought I was gonna have a heart attack. But I survived.”
He then sent out a warning to DeBarge that the guy could still try to cash the check.
“Make sure you get your money because it’s not his money. It was intended to be your money. His commission should be no more than 10 percent.”
He also showed love for the “hospitable” correction officers at the jail before he revealed more of his experience behind bars.
“It was crazy. It was hell. If it wasn’t for a psychologist, I would’ve lost my mind. And a couple security guards… They treat you like animals in there. They feed you like animals. It’s crazy.”
He also said a few inmates brought him
“a bag of goodies.”
He ended his video with a scripture.
“Though I walk through the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. Thy rod and they staff comfort me,” he said. “That’s Psalms 23.”
See the video below.
By –Char Patterson