Three or four days ago, TMZ ran a particularly nasty story on Porsha Stewart. This was their headline in HUGE FONT “‘Housewives’ Star Porsha Stewart — Accused of Robbing Fans And Pocketing Thousands!” Nothing sat right with me about this story, so I decided to sit back and wait for more information. But none has been forthcoming. The ONE AND ONLY SOURCE FOR THIS STORY IS TMZ. Let’s talk about this story for a minute. First of all, I just had to pester my tweeps for the Instagram above. It was posted by Porsha on November 21st with a tweet saying she was looking forward to seeing her fans in Orlando that night.
I am going to post TMZ’s entire post, which I normally would not do, because I am going to do a line by line rebuttal. My words from this point will be in purple.
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Stewart screwed over her fans and essentially stole several thousand dollars, by showing up hours late for a scheduled event … so claims the event organizer who was left in tears.
First, let’s talk about Porsha “robbing her fans” as the blaring headline reads. The reason I had to get someone to pull the instagram for me is that all of the other sites reporting this, that use the graphic are using the TMZ version. That version has everything below her last name and the RHOA logo cut off. This is important for several reason. First, IT WAS A FREE EVENT. Her fans were not charged, the event planner was trading on Porsha’s name to get people to some hoodrat fashion show or something. Posha’s fans showed up. The event owner got what she paid for. Porsha’s fans turned out, not knowing that Porsha supposedly could not get there on time.
Who is telling TMZ the event planner was in tears? Was TMZ there? No, no they were not. This “event planner” seems shady to me. Why is an event planner crying? Why is an event planner calling TMZ? Why does this event planner not have a twitter account? I find the source totally incredible.
Tanika Olivier tells TMZ … she hired Stewart to make a 4-hour appearance in Ocoee, Fl. Thursday night. She wasn’t just an hour late… or 2 hours … or 3 hours. She showed up 20 minutes before they folded up tent.
Please note the start time that was not on the TMZ version of the graphic. 10pm. Am I really expected to believe that Porsha showed up at 1:40 a,m. to her event, on purpose?
According to Olivier … Stewart had a bunch of lame excuses — her flight was delayed … the driver took her to the wrong hotel … and they had to make a stop to change into fresh clothes
Again I call horseshit. Her driver should have been provided by the event planner and taken her straight to the event. If you are already hours late you go straight to the event, and freshen up on the drive from Orlando to Ocoee.
Stewart was paid $2K up front — so claims Olivier — and she had the nerve to demand the $2K balance. Things got ugly and cops were called.
Is it me or is this “event planner” sounding like an incompetent mess? Crying? Calling the cops on her hired talent? For one thing, that rate is way too high. I know that most of you think they get paid a gagillion dollars for this stuff. I got into it once with Don Juan, Kandi’s manager for asking why she flew to some Chinese restaurant for an event in bumblefuck somewhere. My point was that was beneath Kandi. I don’t believe the rate of a thousand dollars an hour. But that is all really beside the point. Porsha’s intent was clearly to attend. Something must have happened to delay her. She was in Kandi’s play the next night. It was a tight timeline. Shit happens. The weather in the ATL has been shit for weeks. She did the best she could.
Police told the girls to settle it on their own and Olivier reluctantly cut Porsha a $2K check… but she tells us she’s decided to stop payment … and she wants the initial 2K back STAT.
So wait, you wrote her a check at 2 am? You didn’t send it from the office and or have it on the ready while she was there? This is all way too much horseshit. I get bitched at all the time for being mean to Porsha by calling her dumb. Because she really is dumber than a box of hair. But I think this current hatchet job is all kinds of wrong. Why is everyone buying this bizarre story?