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Candiace Dillard Maintains She Did Nothing To Provoke Monique Samuels Into A Physical Altercation

Alternate title considered for this article: Candiace Dillard Says She Did Not Want Monique Samuels To Turn Her Into A Swiffer Wet Jet. Let me be completely transparent, I do not condone violence. There is rarely a logical reason for violence. Violence as a whole impacts our society and lowers the standards of humanity. But right now, the Real Housewives of Potomac are walking a fine line being the judge, jury, and executioner of Monique in the aftermath of Hell In A Cell.

Viewers are experiencing the fallout of the fight between Monique and Candiace, but the public is very divided. This is not easy because there is no winning hand. Candiace of the “I Can Talk Shit All Day” Dillards vs Monique “Good Thing I Didn’t Have An Umbrella” Samuels. Monique seems to have kind of taken responsibility for her part and says she wants to move forward. But Candiace is still wondering what the hell got her here. Mother Dorothy’s purse has entered the group chat.

The best way to avoid another person using your wig as a table rag is to keep your mouth in check. It really doesn’t get much simpler than that. Provoking is an art form and Candiace is Picasso. Also, don’t put your hands on people.

It happened months ago but the cast is sharing their thoughts on the episode that has fans wondering if Monique will keep her champagne glass. Candiace made her feelings known in an Instagram post that highlighted a clip of last night’s show.


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Candiace wrote, “I maintain that I did nothing to deserve being physically attacked. That’s a separate conversation than the one regarding whether or not I did anything to contribute to the altercation.” If Candiace didn’t have such a marked history with challenging people to come for her, this might not be an issue. This is not her first time getting popped for not knowing when to stop. Right, Dorothy?

During a therapy session, Candiace was asked, “Do you think you did anything to contribute to the physical part?” Candiace replied, “Again, the answer is no.” I get it. She was physically attacked, it was humiliating. People who talk the talk very rarely walk the walk. Unfortunately for Candiace, Monique had her walking boots on. I felt for Candiace, standing there with her hair looking like she took a wrong turn on the walk of shame. Monique could have taken the high road, but the same can be said of Candiace.


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Candiace added, “When we want to have a conversation about accountability in engaging in contentious arguments — you’ll see more of that later this season — but I absolutely contributed with my verbal gymnastics to this incident. And if every time someone says something that the other doesn’t like, we want to justify it with physical violence, we have a problem. But let’s double and triple down some more on what I ‘deserved’.” I’m not sure Candiace considered the notion that people wouldn’t be 100% on her side. If Ashley Darby had launched herself across the table when a butter knife was thrown her way, would beating Candiace’s ass been justified then?

She ends with, “Tonight is interesting.” When the summit at Karen Huger’s place went down, the incredibly extra Gizelle Bryant shows up with security. What about second chances, Gizelle? What about third and fourth chances, Gizelle? Gizelle doesn’t want to be in the same room with Monique, but her daddy doesn’t want to be in the same room with the husband that cheated on her for years. Maybe Gizelle should sit this one out. Ashley is #teammonique because she’s already been there and done that with Candiace.


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Wendy Osefo is questioning her life choices at this point and T’Challa hopes he gets another season. The drama is far from over, so if you’re sleeping on RHOP, it’s definitely time to wake up.


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