Eva Marcille Breaks Down Talking Domestic Violence On “Scared Famous,” Kevin McCall Responds

November 3, 2017  |  

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VH1’s “Scared Famous” brings some of our favorite reality tv stars from the past and present together to compete for worthy causes. This season features Tiffany Pollard, aka New York, Safaree, Yung Joc,  Drita from “Mob Wives,” Erica Mena from “Love and Hip Hop New York,” and Don Benjamin and Eva Marcille from “America’s Next Top Model.”

In a recent episode of the show, the cast goes around the table sharing their prospective charities. Drita is competing for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Safaree is competing for Children of Jamaica to benefit children living with AIDS in his native island.

By the time the question got around to Don, he shared that he was here for “Peace Over Violence,” an organization that helps to work against domestic violence. He also explained why he chose the charity, “Growing up, I used to watch my mother get hands put on her constantly from men she was dating. So I got a really, really, really soft spot in my heart for women who have to deal with that or kids who have to watch it and not understand what’s going on and you’re too small to stick up for your mother.”

As he finishes sharing, Eva quietly scoots away from the table and walks into another room. New York urges Don to follow her.

In the confessional voiceover, Eva says, “I was fortunate as a victim of domestic violence to pick myself up and try to figure it out but everybody doesn’t have that luxury.”

When Don goes to comfort her, he asked Eva what was wrong. She said, “Just talking about everybody’s charities, you don’t realize sometimes we deal with some of this too.”

Don told her, “I admire your strength. Your daughter is young. You were strong enough to get yourself out of a situation. And I know it’s tough but you’re making an example for other women.”

Eva said, “Having Don comfort me, having experienced domestic violence against his mother, it’s kind of cleansing. It makes me feel like I’m not alone and like I don’t have to be so ashamed.”

And while that would have been a great place to end the conversation, Kevin McCall, Eva’s ex and the father of her child, hopped on Instagram to speak about the fact that producers made Benjamin and Marcille do the scene. And he threw a couple of jabs at her acting skills.

Nowhere in the show did anyone mention Kevin’s name. I mean, we know but still, he just drew more attention to himself with the unnecessary essay. And seeing as how he’s not allowed to be around his own daughter, this is more than just rumor and hearsay. As old, southern folks say, ‘A hit dog shole will holler.” It’s time for Kevin to return to that bridge he crawled out from under.

Veronica Wells is the culture editor at MadameNoire.com. She is also the author of “Bettah Days.” You can follow her on Facebook and on Instagram and Twitter @VDubShrug.

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