The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore is speaking up in regards to the brawl she encountered with costar Porsha Williams. During a reunion taping that aired on Bravo this past Sunday, Moore, 43, confronted Williams, 31, about being unfaithful to her ex-husband, Kordell Stewart, former NFL quarterback. Escalating the tension, Moore used a bullhorn to call Williams a “dumb ho.” A flash of insults erupted between the two, resulting in Williams clutching Moore by the hair, pulling her down, and dragging her across the stage where a furious cat fight took place among the lighting and sound equipment.
In an attempt to defend her behavior, Williams told host Andy Cohen that she “blacked out” during the tussle. Cohen, however, asked Williams to leave the taping and excuse herself from the reunion.
Following the attack, which occurred during the filming on March 27, Moore contacted 911 and reported the incident to the police. Williams was issued an arrest warrant, and she eventually turned herself in on April 17. She suffered a charge of simple battery and was later released on $2,000 bail. Her attorney has reported that although the charge is still “unfounded,” The Real Housewives of Atlanta temptress is cooperating with investigators and really wants to clear her name.
Although Moore may have arguably provoked Williams to anger, the attacked Atlanta housewife felt she needed to speak out about her costar’s behavior unnecessarily resulting in a spontaneous brawl. She says there have been many inflammatory comments that have gotten tossed around the set, especially during The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion tapings. She has felt provoked herself when untrue or disparaging statements have been directed at her, but she was able to keep her composure and not let the exchange turn ugly. Moore contends that if someone cannot keep their ire under control, and they actually “blacks out” and automatically turn violent, than they should be held accountable for their actions.”The authorities will decide her fate, not me,” Moore asserts.
Moore claims since she was a victim in an abusive relationship as a 17-year-old, she cannot simply brush it off if someone lays hands on her. “I will not just let it go,” she says. However, as part of her self-protection and preservation, she claims she sought out self-defense training designed for the Israeli military. Part of her training taught her how to use weapons, and also how to take down an opponent in three moves. She said in a statement that it took her a lot of restraint not to react to Williams in the same manner.
Part two of The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion taping will air on April 27, 8 p.m. ET. Although the entanglement between the two women is nearly a month old, more than likely Moore will be given air time for an immediate response to the unexpected burst of violence from Williams. Since she was asked to remove herself from the set,Williams, however, will not be present.
If you missed the episode, catch the Moore-Williams flash of fury below.
By Stacy Feder