'Real Housewives of Potomac': Candiace pressed assault charges against Monique as 'she needs money', say fans

'She needs the money. Who files charges after a cat fight? Especially when their mouth causes it,' wrote a fan


                            'Real Housewives of Potomac': Candiace pressed assault charges against Monique as 'she needs money', say fans
Candiace Dillard Bassett and Monique Samuels (Bravo)

Candiace Dillard Bassett shocked everybody after she decided to press charges against her fellow housewife, Monique Samuels for second-degree assault, in the latest episode of 'Real Housewives of Potomac'. In an earlier episode, we saw both the ladies get into a heated argument while vacationing at Monique's lakehouse. At one point, things escalated to the point that Monique grabbed Candiace's weave and kept tugging at it. The producers had to intervene to break them apart.  

Candiace was left shaken after the fight. She even went to see her therapist after the fight, where she reminisced about her friendship with Monique. But Candiace refused to take any responsibility for the fight that broke out between them. In the latest episode, we saw Candiace discuss with her mother and sister her plan of pressing charges against Monique for assaulting her. Candiace broke down as she explained that her actions didn't warrant such a strong response from Monique, and also how nobody should be subject to physical violence.

When the news broke out about the charges, the other housewives were left shell-shocked. They tried talking Candiace out of pressing charges against Monique. They all felt that while Monique shouldn't have raised her hand, charging her actions as second-degree assault, was taking things a bit too far. Candiace, however, wasn't happy with their opinion and became very defensive. She expressed how the legal course would take its action against Monique for her actions. Candiace once again emphasized on how Monique shouldn't walk free from her mistakes. She even got into a bit of an argument with fellow housewives, Ashley Darby and Karen Huger for taking Monique's side.

Candiace accused Ashley of being paid by Monique to support her. When Candiace brought in the money angle, fans began thinking that she might be suing her fellow housewife for the money. A fan tweeted, "So candiace threatened-to sue Monique .... that’s what people do when they know you have money. Ask da baby #rhop." "Candiace just wanted MONEY so thats what she filed charges #RHOP," wrote another fan. "Candiace went for a civil suit and refused to sit down for mediation because she needs money now that she chose to refuse the support her mother gives her in order to be taken seriously by her fellow cast members, but now has to resolve to suing one of them. #rhop #bravo," pointed a fan. 

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Fans also felt that Candiace shouldn't have sued Monique in the first place. A fan expressed, "So has Candace never been in a fight? I like her a lot but with a mouth like hers I just can’t believe she’s pressing charges on Monique.. #RHOP." "I new Candace was going to pull this mess. She is screaming PTSD because she is setting Monique up for a law suit. She needs the money. Who files charges after a cat fight? Especially when their mouth causes it. #realhousewivesofpotomac #RHOP," wondered a fan.



 

 



 

'Real Housewives of Potomac' Season 5 airs every Sunday at 9/8c only on Bravo. 

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