'Real Housewives of Potomac' Season 5 Reunion: Old clip of Michael Darby grabbing producer's a** has fans puzzled

With Darby's resurfaced assault footage being aired on 'RHOP' it will be interesting to see how Ashley and Monique react to it

                            'Real Housewives of Potomac' Season 5 Reunion: Old clip of Michael Darby grabbing producer's a** has fans puzzled
Michael Darby and Ashley Darby (Paul Morigi/Getty Images for The Stronach Group)

Season 5 Reunion of 'Real Housewives of Potomac' is turning out to be one of the best reunions of the franchise. From sharing receipts to throwing shade, the housewives are leaving no stone unturned to give us the drama we have been craving for. The first part of the three-part reunion featured Karen Huger and Monique Samuels going after Gizelle Bryant and her relationship with Jamal Bryant. Towards the end of the episode, Bravo aired a brief preview clip for the upcoming part of the reunion. In the preview clip, we see the executive producer of the show/ host of the reunion- Andy Cohen revealing that an old clip of housewife Ashley Darby's husband Michael Darby has resurfaced. We see the old footage where Michael can be seen grabbing a producer's a**. 

We see Ashley looking uncomfortable when the footage is shown, but unfortunately, we aren't shown how she responded to it. In an earlier season, Michael was accused by one of the show's producers of sexually assaulting him. A lawsuit was filed against Michael, but the case was dismissed due to a lack of evidence. The incident took place at Monique's house. Interestingly, although there were cameras installed in every nook and corner of the housewife's house, the incident wasn't recorded. 

In Season 5 when Ashley was seen backing Monique relentlessly against Candiace, fans began speculating if it was due to the footage that Monique may have of Michael's assault. Now that the footage has made it to air, it will be interesting to see how Ashley and Michael respond to it, and even Monique's reaction to it. 

After watching the preview clip, fans were feeling a bit puzzled about the old footage being aired on the show, since at the time of the incident it was revealed that there was no raw footage of the incident. A puzzled fan wrote, "Question... so Michael Darby grabbed that producer’s a** and there is footage but when all that shit went down there wasn’t any?! Or is this ANOTHER incident #rhop." Another fan tweeted, "Wowwwww they never showed footage of Michael grabbing a** but nowwwww they have it!!!!! #RHOP." "Sooooo I’m confused about Michael and this sexual assault case. They said there was no footage but yet you see Michael getting into it with the camera man And you hear him say don’t do that and Michael backed off so that did happen. Idk how they got dropped #RHOP," commented a fan.




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

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