REAL Housewives of Potomac star Monique Samuels claimed Bravo treated her “less than human.”
The 37-year-old made the comment after she left the show over her violent fight with co-star Candiace Dillard.
She left the show following her violent fight with co-star Candiace[/caption]
She said: “You would think after being quiet for almost a year, I would be allowed now that we can talk about it, to talk about it.”
However, she claimed Bravo gave her the cold shoulder when she wanted to discuss the incident.
Monique continued: “I was not even getting press opportunities. They tried to ban me from doing press.
“It was just craziness. I was like, the disrespect! I just felt like they were treating me less than a human.”
She claimed the network tried to ‘ban’ her from doing press[/caption]
She also claimed they ‘disrespected’ her[/caption]
Candiace, 34, had been fighting with her co-star for most of the show’s season, and tensions ran high while the ladies were enjoying a wine tasting.
The battle began when co-star Ashley Darby asked the frenemies if they had resolved their altercation from the previous episode.
Monique claimed she felt disrespected when Candiace pulled Ashley and Gizelle Bryant aside to discuss Michael Darby being spotted at a strip club.
Candiace responed: “I love Monique even when Monique pretends to be asleep when I’m about to leave.”
Monique and Candiace got into a physical fight on the show[/caption]
The argument quickly turned physical[/caption]
The comment was a reference to the mom of three not waking up in time to wish her goodbye from their lakehouse trip.
Monique clapped back that she wouldn’t understand because she “doesn’t have kids” and that she was too tired to wake up at that time.
Candiace then accused her of mom-shaming, as she replied: “How is it mom-shaming when you’re not a mom?
Monique grabbed Candiace’s hair during the altercation[/caption]
Crew members had to break up the fight[/caption]
“If you had kids and knew what I went through to get the house ready, you would know I was asleep because I was tired.”
The argument then escalated as the two women began yelling, and it quickly got physical.
Months after the fight aired, Monique revealed that she quit the show in December.
In an Instagram Live video, Monique stressed that the “hate has become real” and that she’s “over” the popular franchise.
Monique joined the RHOP cast in the second season[/caption]
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“I thank God that my husband and I are in a position where we don’t really need for anything,” the mom of three said, adding, “I’m blessed, I’m grateful, that’s not me bragging that’s just me being absolutely 100.”
“If my kids were to get older and say they watched everything and they watched the show and all these different things happening behind the scenes, what response can I give them?” she continued.
The TV personality then alluded to her battle with co-star Candiace, stating: “Gaslight me once, gaslight me twice, gaslight me three times? Nah.”
She announced she quit the Bravo show in December[/caption]