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Remember that article in GQ, where Terrell Owens said once good friends and publicists (and T.O. Show co-stars) Mo and Kita betrayed him and tried to shop around a reality TV of their own without his knowledge? While that may have sounded sad and harsh to us, Mo and Kita now say they weren’t tripping about that interview because Owens had his information backwards and confused. However, a recent sit-down with Wendy Williams does have them crying foul and saying T.O. betrayed them by making them out to be thieves when they weren’t. Never mess with a woman’s reputation.
In a conversation with TheInsider.com, Kita Williams and Monique Jackson say they are used to Owens running his mouth more than most women, but they didn’t appreciate the fact that he allowed people to insinuate and claim that they were both thieves during a recent interview with Wendy Williams. Kita had this to say:
We didn’t steal anything from him. And he sat on that couch, and said a friend stole some money. People assumed he was talking about us, and he never really stated he WASN’T talking about us. So that’s how Wendy Williams made the assumption and went on her after show saying ‘Those two girls ripped him off! I can’t believe Mo and Kita would do such a thing.’ Having an opinion is one thing — anyone can have an opinion — but when you state it as fact now you are messing with my reputation as a professional woman.
Uh oh, don’t do that now. Monique also took aim at Wendy for her “occasional” disregard of facts, and also at the ungratefulness they feel Owens has showed to them after they had his back, publicly and privately, for years:
My biggest issue is that Terrell knows we’ve gone to bat for him over the years. We’ve protected him like a brother, like a son. We’ve stood in the front line and took on war for him. He knows the truth, on The T.O. Show this last season, we sat on his couch in Miami and disclosed there was a friend who stole money! My question to Wendy would be: Why don’t you check the facts because you can Google it and it will show you there were court orders and documents, because Terrell had to sue to get his money back. It also was shown on The T.O. Show. Why would he sit on the couch and cry to us about a friend stealing money if it was us that stole from him?!
They also want it to be known that while the football player was tripping about them shopping around a new show idea, they were the ones that got his popular reality series The T.O. Show going–without him really being involved either. Kita says that they just didn’t feel the need to include him on all the business aspects of it until they were sure it was going to happen. I guess that makes sense:
We never brought Terrell in the beginning stages in any deal until it was time to sign on the dotted line and get the real deal going. Because at the time his focus was supposed to be football! There were other shows that we shopped for other people! He wasn’t brought in because: A) It wasn’t about him, and B) he’s playing football. Why bother him until it’s something we know is for certain? The paperwork that VH1 legal has shows he is involved in the deal basically for nothing other than his association as our business partner. If he wanted to know the day to day that’s a two way street. What he won’t say is when we were filming season two, we had a conversation in a parking lot where we talked about coming up with a production company of our own.
What a messy mess, ya’ll. As it stands, the three former friends aren’t talking, but the ladies say they would love to sit down and work things out because, well, they love the big lug I guess. They’ve allegedly had “fallings out” in the past but always seemed to find their way back to each other. We hope they can get it together, because it’s obvious that T.O. needs all the friends and support he can get out on these streets these days–and this is the perfect time for friends to be there!
Do you believe Mo and Kita’s side of the story? Is T.O. tripping?
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Skip money. A mind is a terrible thing to waste.
Word on the street is that not only does Terrell Owens have a slew of baby mother drama on his plate, but the wide receiver tells GQ that he is going broke. Not just any ‘ol broke, we’re talking damn near $80 million. The running line of the piece is that if you asked where T.O. was a few months ago, especially since he hasn’t touched a football during this NFL season because no team will take him, his answer in text form would be, “I’M IN HELL.” It’s no secret that Owens is known in the NFL for his crappy attitude and sometimes his dismissal of authority, and while he has had his golden years in the league, it seems that reputation is coming back to haunt the brother. After tearing his ACL and spending the 2011 NFL season doing rehabilitation for it, no teams made an effort to bring him on. Who knew a temper could trump true talent?
Since he’s been on the sidelines, or in the house (let’s keep it real), he hasn’t made the money he’s used to. And on top of that, the mothers of his four children have been coming after him during this tough period, asking him to contribute more than what he claims to have in child support. The drama behind it has blown up so big that he doesn’t even get to see his youngest child thanks to beef with the mother of the child–a son. This is what it says in the article:
“…he pays a total of $44,600 a month in child support for his four children, ages 5 to 12: “If there’s anything I’m sorry about, it’s getting involved with all that.” He never actually dated any of the women, he says. One was a one-night stand, the others “repeat offenders.” Owens, who has never been married, concedes he is “not a very good judge of character.” Still, he “never suspected they were the types to do what they done in the past year.”
Also in the article, it’s revealed just how truly bad a judge of character Owens is by the business ventures he let himself get involved in through the urging of his associates and financial advisers. From a number of random homes to an Alabama entertainment complex that fell ALL the way through, his investments wound up costing him millions. “I hate myself for letting this happen,” he says. “I believed that they had my back when they said, ‘You take care of the football, and we’ll do the rest.’ And in the end, they just basically stole from me.”