Real Housewives of Potomac’s Monique Samuels Charged With 2nd Degree Assault Over Alleged Fight With Candiace Dillard, Monique’s Attorney Says: My Client Defended Herself!
Real Housewives of Potomac star Monique Samuels’ attorney is speaking out amidst reports that she’s facing legal action over an alleged physical altercation with her costar Candiace Dillard.
According to People, Monique Samuels has been charged with second-degree assault from the District Court of Montgomery County in Maryland. Candiace Dillard is said to have filed a complaint with the court’s commissioner and summons has been issued for Monique Samuels to appear in court in December.
We received the following statement from Monique Samuels’ attorney, A. Scott Bolden Of Reed Smith LLP :
Neither I nor my client have seen, nor have we been served, with the subject Montgomery County criminal summons.
Nevertheless, I understand the summons for this action that was sworn out by Ms. Dillard is completely one sided, inaccurate and unwarranted.
Ms. Dillard has a public reputation for aggressive, belligerent and threatening behavior that has played out repeatedly on the Housewives of Potomac for millions of viewers to see for themselves.
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 work place.
Reportedly, the incident in question happened last month. Allegedly, Monique Samuels grabbed Candiace Dillard by the hair. BRAVO cameras are said to have filmed the incident and it’s likely that it will play out on the upcoming season of Real Housewives of Potomac.
This isn’t the first time that the pair had a disagreement. Last season, the former friends had a few verbal disagreements on the show.
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