‘Real Housewives Of Potomac’s Monique Samuels Shows Remorse For Fight W/ Candiace Dillard: She Didn’t Deserve All That + Says Candiace ‘Egged Me On’
It looks like Monique Samuels has regrets about her explosive “Real Housewives of Potomac” fight with her former friend, Candiace Dillard. The fight aired on the Bravo reality show last month and has been a trending topic since.
She later said she had no remorse for the situation as her co-stars confronted her.
Now, it looks like she’s had a change of heart. She told PEOPLE that Candiace Dillard didn’t deserve to be the target of her frustration.
“She took a beating for 36 years of built-up frustration. It wasn’t just about [Candiace] that night. Once it became physical, my response was that of defending myself, but also that pounding was for every person that has ever done anything to me.”
“For that, I just felt like, ‘Wow, [Candiace] didn’t deserve all of that.’ I do not excuse my actions. I take full ownership of my part in the altercation.”
She added that she’s “absolutely remorseful” and feels “completely foolish.”
Still, she also said that she got physical because she felt “egged on.”
“I was not trying to engage her. I was already at the point where I realized she’s not the person who I thought she was.”
Candiace Dillard replied to the “egged on” comment and referenced an incident where she and Monique Samuels had a disagreement earlier this season.
“If me ‘egging’ Monique on in a verbal altercation is Monique‘s justification for physically attacking me, does that mean that I was within my rights to physically attack her at Ashley‘s dinner when I was trying to speak and she chose to talk over and taunt me like a five-year-old? By my standards, no. This is a 37-year-old woman attempting to use a mutual verbal spat to justify barbaric behavior. I will never understand. Furthermore, after I was grabbed by my hair and yanked down onto a table, anything that I did to defend myself against a grossly emotionally deficient woman is my business and her consequence.”
Monique also said she then came for a Candiace Dillard a second time, in a scene that shows her running around the venue trying to reach Candiace after their physical altercation because Candiace was pushing for her to get fired.
“People ask why you went back after her and I’m like she’s literally yelling, ‘She’s fired, right?’ That made me feel she did this on purpose. You didn’t expect the fight would happen but you created this and took it to a whole other level and the first thing you say is, ‘She’s fired?’ I’m like okay, she wants me to be fired. Then let me go and finish this.'”
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