‘RHOP’ Candiace Dillard Considering Civil Suit Against Monique Samuels for Alleged Attack
Even though Candiace Dillard says she uses Real Housewives of Potomac as a platform for her music and acting career, she acknowledges that “drama” comes with it. The drama she referred to is the alleged “vicious” attack between Dillard and her co-star, Monique Samuels, which has caused both parties to press second-degree assault charges against each other.
In an interview with Atlanta radio station V-103, the former Miss USA noted she “never in her wildest dreams” thought a fight like this would happen, and it went against her moral code as she believes they “represent the elite of black royalty.”
Therefore, she felt like she had no choice but to take Samuels to criminal court and, according to her attorney, will also civilly sue the mother-of-three if she doesn’t apologize.
Candiace Dillard and Monique Samuels got into a physical altercation
On October 16, while the Real Housewives of Potomac cast filmed at a winery, Candiace Dillard and Monique Samuels began to argue, allegedly causing Dillard to throw a drink, and the glass, in Samuels’ face.
Then, according to sources, the mother-of-three grabbed Dillard’s hair and slammed her face on the table. Police were called to the scene, but they did not arrest anyone.
A few weeks later, Dillard filed a complaint with the court, which issued a summons for Samuels to appear on December 23, 2019, on second-degree assault charges.
Candiace Dillard and Monique Samuels are criminally suing each other
In a statement to the press, Dillard’s attorney, James Walker, claimed Samuels attacked his client “viciously,” and her “behavior has no place in our society.”
The mother-of-three answered by filing a counter criminal summons against Dillard, who will have her day in court on February 6, 2020. Samuels’ attorney, A. Scott Bolden stated the former Miss USA is “known for her aggressive, threatening, and belligerent conduct” and maintained his client acted in self-defense.
Candiace Dillard says she is considering a civil suit against Monique Samuels
On December 9, Dillard stopped by Atlanta radio station V-103 to discuss the recent Miss Universe 2019 pageant and the situation between her and Samuels.
When it comes to the ongoing legal investigation, she said she could not talk too much about the fight itself, but claimed Samuels “acted out for attention.”
Host Frank Ski then asked who is the one who allegedly pulled hair, and Dillard responded that her “mother taught her home training.” She also claimed that she “did not attack” the mother-of-three, yet Samuels assaulted her.
Dillard then promised viewers they will see the entire fight play out “from every angle” on Real Housewives of Potomac Season 5. Walker, Dillard’s attorney, also spoke and insinuated that several people had to pull Samuels off Dillard after the mother-of-three struck first.
When Ski brought up Dillard’s reputation for “popping off” on RHOP, Walker claimed viewers only see the edited version, which doesn’t fully and accurately depict Dillard’s character.
Additionally, he said Bravo cameras caught Samuels’ unprovoked attack, and the footage will prove it. In closing, Walker revealed they want the mother-of-three to issue a public apology because they are considering “taking civil action.”
Watch Real Housewives of Potomac Season 5 on Bravo in Spring 2020.