RHOP’s Monique Samuels Files Counter Assault Charges Against Costar Candiace Dillard

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Real Housewives Of Potomac star Monique Samuels has responded to her costar Candiace Dillard, after Candiace accused Monique of assault.

According to the summons Candiace, 32, has now been charged with second-degree assault from the District Court of Montgomery County in Maryland, too.

Monique, 36, filed a complaint directly with the court’s commissioner on Thursday, 14th, November court records say. The commissioner found probable cause in Monique’s complaint, issuing a summons for Monique to appear in court on the 6th February, 2020.

Candiace had first filed against Monique, with the court’s commissioner on Thursday 7th November as we previously reported. Monique is scheduled to appear in court on the 23rd December.

With both cases, if a judge agrees there’s probable cause, the women can be arrested on the spot. A second-degree assault conviction would come with potential jail time.

All of this stems back from an alleged incident between Monique and Candiace on the 16th October.

According to a source the two were at a dinner party alongside their RHOP cast members when Monique grabbed Candiace by the hair and pulled her down. Bravo cameras were filming the incident the whole time, for the franchise’s upcoming fifth season.

Monique’s attorney, A. Scott Bolden, says: “At this point in our investigation, we had no choice but to file this criminal summons case after several attempts to mediate this situation with Ms. Bassett were rejected by herself and her team. My client was assaulted by someone known for her aggressive, threatening and belligerent conduct. On this regard, Mrs. Samuels had no choice but to fully defend herself and she did. Nevertheless, my client wants nothing more than to find peace with this situation but unfortunately the ability to do so through mediation has been denied. Therefore this summons is the proper next step for Mrs. Samuels and her right to self-defense.”

Candiace’s personal attorney James L. Walker, Jr says: “I did not know innocent people filed counterclaims as a strategic move after we all know they have been charged and caught on video threatening and attacking our client! We gladly welcome seeing Mrs. Samuels in court! We pray she is presently getting some type of treatment for anger management! The video is very clear and my client and I have confirmed with the network that Mrs. Samuels was clearly the aggressor!”

RHOP fans, know that Monique and Candiace became close friends when Candiace joined the show back in its third season.

Their friendship fell apart during season 4, though it appeared the two made up during the final part of the RHOP reunion, which aired in September.

Nevertheless this is interesting as per production contracts, they are not allowed to sue each other, production and Bravo must have signed off on this.

Source: People Magazine


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