'RHOP Reunion' Finale: Is Monique lying about childhood trauma? Fans say this doesn't justify attacking Candiace

Monique declared that the fight wasn't about Candiace but it brought up past traumatic experiences for her, and so she snapped at Candiace without even realizing it


                            'RHOP Reunion' Finale: Is Monique lying about childhood trauma? Fans say this doesn't justify attacking Candiace
Monique Samuels and Candiace Dillard (Bravo)

One of the major plotlines of Season 5 of 'Real Housewives of Potomac' was the explosive fight between Monique Samuels and Candiace Dillard. While the ladies were enjoying a relaxing getaway at Monique's lakehouse, things took a turn for the worse when Candiace began playfully mocking Monique for pretending to be asleep to avoid talking to her. Unfortunately, Monique didn't appreciate her fellow housewife's banter and dragged her by her hair across the room. The producers had to step in and pull the ladies apart.

The aftermath of the fight formed a major part of Season 5. Candiace was so upset and taken aback over Monique not issuing an apology to her that she filed a lawsuit against her on second-degree assault charges. Monique took her attorney's advice and counter-sued Candiace. Eventually, both the cases were thrown out, but the ladies continued to lash out against each other on social media.

It came as no surprise when the fight became a major topic of conversation during the final part of the reunion. When Andy Cohen constantly tried grilling Monique for her lack of remorse, the housewife eventually broke down and revealed the real reason that triggered her that night and provoked her to lay hands on Candiace.

Monique Samuels (Bravo)

Monique declared to Candiace that the fight wasn't about her but it brought up past traumatic experiences for her, and so she snapped at Candiace without even realizing it. During the reunion, Monique recounted how it brought back her childhood trauma, since her father did the same finger-pointing gesture which Candiace did, while he was threatening or bullying her. So, Monique immediately retaliated against it. She took complete responsibility for her actions and apologized to Candiace, and hoped that her fellow housewife would heal from it soon.

When fans heard Monique blame her childhood trauma for attacking Candiace, they had a hard time believing it. Many fans felt that Monique was lying about it, and using her childhood trauma as an excuse for her actions. A fan tweeted, "Monique please stop with the childhood trauma! Now you sound like Candee with the lies girl! Let it GO please #RHOP."

"Monique you’re a grown ass woman up in here talking about alleged childhood trauma?! Girl bye -#RHOP," wrote a fan. "Now Monique bringing up false childhood trauma to justify her actions? #RHOP," wondered a fan.



 



 



 

Fans refused to believe Monique's childhood trauma story. A fan shared, "Oh shut up Monique bringing in childhood trauma to justify your physical response to Candiass. Last week you were calling her out for victimizing herself, now you’re doing it yourself. You cancel each other out #RHOP." Another said, "I’m sorry, but Monique’s childhood trauma is not something I can buy in to regards to the fight??? I thought she genuinely was tired of Candiace but now Mo is saying it had nothing to do with Candiace? anyone else confused? #RHOP." One said, "Monique playing the childhood trauma card?? You have to own up to your mistakes as an adult. Work that out in therapy and stop rationalizing. Kick her off @Andy #RHOP."



 



 



 

 
 

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