‘RHOP’ Star Monique Samuels Charged with Second-Degree Assault for Alleged Candiace Dillard Altercation

Monique Samuels is facing legal trouble over an alleged fight with “The Real Housewives of Potomac” co-star Candiace Dillard.

According to legal documents obtained by People, the 36-year-old — who joined the hit franchise in 2017 — was charged with second-degree assault by the District Court of Montgomery County in Maryland.

On October 16, the two Bravo stars allegedly got into a fight in which Samuels grabbed Dillard by the hair and pulled her down.

Per the summons, Samuels is ordered to appear in court December 23. If a judge finds probable cause, the reality TV personality — who has three children with former NFL player Chris Samuels — could be arrested on the spot.

“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 attorney, James L. Walker, Jr., said in a statement.

He continued, “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.”

On the other hand, Samuels’ lawyer, A. Scott Bolden, slammed Dillard’s claims as “completely one-sided, inaccurate, and unwarranted,” and says she “has a public reputation for aggressive, belligerent, and threatening behavior that has played out repeatedly on ‘The Housewives of Potomac’ for millions of viewers to see for themselves.”

Bolden claims his client “did nothing but defend herself,” and is “confident that the video will bear all of this out,” if “RHOP” cameras did in fact capture the alleged incident.

Dillard — a former Miss United States — initially became friends with Samuels when she joined the series in 2018.


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