Two reality stars from the Real Housewives of Potomac came to blows and now the matter will be settled in court. According to documents obtained by PEOPLE, Candiace Dillard filed a compliant against Monique Samuels due to a physical altercation they had on October 16th at a dinner party and now Samuels has been charged with second-degree assault. Samuels allegedly grabbed Dillard’s hair and pulled her down. Since the fifth season of RHOP was being filmed, the whole ordeal was caught on tape.
Dillard filed the compliant with the court’s commissioner on Thursday, November 7th, 2019.
“At this time, we do not want to say too much and just allow the criminal process to play out. We only ask everyone to pray for our client Candiace and her family,” Dillard’s lawyer James L. Walker Jr. said in statement. “The physical assault, humiliation and emotional distress have all been very painful and difficult for Candiace, as it would be for anyone attacked so viciously. We also pray that Monique will get some help. The summons to court charge of Second Degree Assault is just one step below first-degree assault and must be taken very seriously. This behavior has no place in our society.”
Samuels is due in court on December 23rd, 2019. If the judge sees there is probable cause, Samuels could be arrested at the court appearance. Samuels has not yet released a statement.