Monique Samuels, filed a criminal complaint against RHOP castmate Candiace Dillard Bassett last Thursday. The filing comes after Candiace filed the same complaint against her a few weeks ago.
In a dinner scene filmed at Rocklands Farm Winery, there was an altercation between the two women. Based on both filings, basically what is being alleged is that Candiace hit Monique in the face with a wine glass. Monique claims her injuries included a bloody nose and a laceration on her lip. That is when Monique defended herself and grabbed Candiace by the hair pulling her to the floor.
Troy Poole, one of Monique’s attorneys, said in an interview Friday afternoon that “All the events that Ms. Bassett had claimed in the initial encounter started when she was hit with a wine glass, and then my client defended herself. We believe we have the more meritorious case and I’m looking forward to our day in court.”
Candiace’s complaint originally scheduled for December 23 has now been moved to February 6th. It seems likely that the state’s attorney will try both cases at the same time.
I am wondering if Candiace’s lawyer is related to her. Her attorney doing all the talking for her at the moment is her entertaiment lawyer. His practice is also in Atlanta he used to live in Maryland. Here is a quote he gave Bethesda Magazine. I will need my purple pen.
“Clearly, this is a strategic move with no merit. It is factless, it is without merit and it is a waste of the prosecutors’ time.
Empty redundant words, party of one, your table is ready.
“If you are innocent, innocent people don’t file counter claims.”
Actually, it is the innocent party who does file countercharges.
Walker said he has seen video turned over by Bravo, the network that airs the show.
“When they watch it on tape, it’s gonna be pretty clear who did what,” he said.
Oh, I can’t WAIT to see it on tape. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know exactly how this all went down. Candiace is in fact a thug in a cocktail dress.
Walker said he will seek jail time for Samuels.
Somebody needs to get Candiace a criminal defense attorney not an entertainment lawyer. There has been no warrant issued for Monique’s arrest. If there was some damning evidence on video that would most likely have happened.
Monique’s team of actual criminal defense attorneys who work in the local criminal court system will mop the floor with Candiace and her entertainment lawyer.