The highly anticipated Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion aired last night and as promised. Bravo aired the majority of the fight between Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore.
From watching last night, we learned that the entire incident happened after Porsha became fed up with Kenya’s props. First, Porsha snatched the scepter Kenya had pointed in her direction. During their argument, Kenya accused Porsha of cheating on Kordell Stewart, to which Porsha responded with “You are a slut from the 90s.”
Not to be talked over, Kenya turned on her megaphone (yes, her megaphone) and responded to Porsha’s insult by calling her a “dumb hoe”….and next thing we knew Porsha was on the attack!
Since the fight happened, Kenya’s 911 call has been released and Porsha Williams took a fierce mugshot after turning herself in to police on charges of battery — however no one’s spoken directly about the incident…until now.
Kenya Moore has released an official statement on the incident. It reads:
During the taping of the Reunion Episode for the Real Housewives of Atlanta, I was violently attacked by Porsha Williams. The episode, which aired tonight, Sunday, April 20, 2014, was taped in front of an audience of over 50 people, which included cast, crew, guests and executives, who served as witnesses. I called 911 to report the incident. The Atlanta police conducted an independent investigation, which included viewing the raw footage of the incident. As a result, Porsha Williams was charged with battery. The authorities will decide her fate, not me.
There are many inflammatory statements made by cast members to and about each other particularly during the reunion tapings. Many have made untrue, denigrating, disparaging, and inflammatory statements against me in an attempt to provoke me, but I have never reacted in a violent way. My intellect and my brain are my most powerful weapons—not my fists. 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. Being a cast member on a reality show does not absolve people of their rights.
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. With that said, I sought self-defense training developed for the Israeli military. I’ve also been trained in weapons. I can take someone down in three moves. It took discipline for me not to respond in kind. As violent responses escalate, they can quickly result in severe injury or even death.
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
For those of you who watched everything play out, how do you feel about what happened? Do you think Porsha’s coming back to the show?