Good news for ‘The Real Housewives of Potomac’ stars Candiace Dillard and Monique Samuels.
After they both tried to file assault charges against each other, the Maryland state attorney’s office has dismissed both cases.
via Page Six:
The “Real Housewives of Potomac” stars took legal action against each other in November over a physical altercation that took place in October. Dillard, 33, was the first to file assault charges, leading Samuel’s to counter-file, claiming her actions were in self-defense.
Public Affairs Director Ramon V. Korionoff confirmed to Us that the State’s Attorney’s Office for Montgomery County, Maryland tossed out charges on both sides. Both ladies were facing time behind bars.
Samuel’s attorney, A. Scott Bolden, told Us in a statement, “Consistent with [Dillard’s] prior bad acts, offensive words and conduct, and her reputation for physical threats and verbal outbursts on the show, through third party interviews and the review of other evidence, the government concluded not to move forward against my client, Mrs. Samuels.
Bolden went on, “And while the government decided not to pursue my client’s defensive claim against Candiace, we are very satisfied that justice was done. It is our sincerest hope that both parties can move forward without any further judicial actions or involvement and that this dispute can be resolved through mediation or a thoughtful conversation between the parties, without threats, goading or bad behavior that Candiace is so well known for.”
Dillard’s lawyer, James L. Walker, Jr., his client “has been sadly attacked, physically and personally, by Mrs. Monique Samuels and her legal team! Even today as she is vindicated and there is no proof whatsoever that she committed a crime against her castmate, they are still attacking her.
“We would hope that Mrs. Samuels is getting help and treatment, as the evidence we saw clearly showed her as the aggressor and bragging about her assault on our client,” he continued. “We are prayerful that all parties can move on now and that Mrs. Samuels and her representatives will cease and desist with the verbal attacks and grandstanding against our client as this decision today releases Mrs. Samuels from criminal prosecution, but a civil court would still most likely find her actions to be legally actionable and considered assault!”
We’re ready for the season to begin to see how all this plays out!