'Real Housewives Of Atlanta' Reunion Turns Violent When Porsha Williams Blacks Out And Attacks Kenya Moore
Porsha Williams was asked to leave the Real Housewives of Atlanta set after getting in a physical brawl with Kenya Moore during the RHOA reunion episode that aired Sunday, April 20.
Porsha Williams And Kenya Moore Brawl
Part 1 of the reunion began with a few harmless montages from the season and teasing from the ladies, and quickly escalated into an all out war between Williams and Moore. It’s no secret the two don’t like each other, and things turned ugly when the subject of Moore’s “African Prince” boyfriend was brought up. Everybody seems to think this “African Prince” is actually a figment of Moore’s imagination, though she insists that some of the women present at the reunion have met him before, something they all deny.
When Moore complained about how the women were disrespecting her and her boyfriend, Williams said that she is sick of Moore always playing the victim, but when Moore accused Williams of cheating on her ex husband, Williams lost it.
Moore, who came equipped with a sparkly scepter and a bullhorn for this very moment, whipped out her props and shoved them in Williams’ face, screaming that she was a “dumb h–.”
Williams got up and stomped towards Moore, who rose to meet her, and, by then, it was too late to turn back.
“I will f—k you up! I will f—k you up,” yelled Williams as she approached Moore.
Moore stayed calm, daring Williams to get physical, saying, “Get fired.” Andy Cohen tried to stop the fight from escalating, but Williams didn’t listen to his protests and grabbed a handful of Moore’s hair and yanked.
A few crew members tried to step in, but both Williams and Moore ended up on the floor, with Williams crying on the ground. Nene Leakes tried to comfort her, and keep her quiet, But Williams continued to sob.
Moore gathered herself with about as much dignity as she could muster and calmly walked out of the studio, telling Cohen, “She should be fired.”
Williams Asked To Leave RHOA Set
Meanwhile, Williams was still on the floor, finally realize her actions, sobbing, “I can’t believe I did that. I have embarrassed myself…. I can’t believe that rachet h– made me go there.”
With help from the other cast members, Williams was finally able to get up and go to her dressing room, where Cohen went to speak with her.
Though she was clearly embarrassed, Williams didn’t seem to regret her actions, saying, “I am embarrassed and disappointed, but I feel like I was literally pushed to the wall.”
Cohen was concerned, especially when she admitted she blacked out from anger.
“I blacked out… I didn’t even realize what was happening ‘til I was laying on the ground, and I opened my eyes and saw NeNe,” she said.
Upon hearing this, Cohen decided to send Williams home – they would finish filming the reunion show without her. On his way out of her dressing room, Cohen told her that she would have to apologize to Moore.
It's official – no more props at reunions.
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) April 21, 2014
Williams Charged With Battery
After the episode aired, Moore released a statement, saying that she will not stand for violence and expects Williams to be held responsible for her actions.
“If people get so angry that they lose control and admittedly ‘black out’ and resort to violence, those persons must be held responsible for their actions. After being repeatedly attacked by an abusive boyfriend at the age of 17, if someone puts their hands on me, I will not just let it go,” Moore said in her statement.
“Being the second Black woman to be crowned Miss USA, there are little girls who look up to me. I would never want those girls, my nieces or my future children to see me fighting anyone. That’s the lesson we should all want to send, especially to young people – that no matter how angry someone makes you feel by what they say to or about you, violence is never an option. #stoptheviolence,” Moore continued.
True to her word, Moore called the police after the incident, and Williams is being charged with battery.
Leakes has come to Williams’ defense, saying that she was provoked and should not be punished for her actions while Moore gets to play the vicrtim.
NOT @Porsha4real fault! She was provoked the same way she tried provokin me by pullin my ear n episode 1. Maybe I should press charges
— NeNe Leakes (@NeNeLeakes) April 21, 2014
“When is it ‘okay’ to bully someone, then question retaliation? Should there have been a halt to the foolish antics? Should props be allowed in situations such as this,” Leakes wrote on her official blog.
Williams' Rage Caused By Drugs?
However, rumors suggest that Williams is spinning out of control and had taken a mixture of painkillers, anti depressants and alcohol behind the scenes of the reunion.
Part 2 of the explosive Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion will air Sunday, April 27 at 8 p.m.
– Olivia Truffaut-Wong
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