Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore sat down with Andy Cohen Sunday night for an exclusive interview on what happened at the reunion taping and her fight with Porsha Williams.
Telling Moore that the majority of viewers have taken Porsha’s side after the fight, Kenya says, “I don’t know if it’s surprisingâ€¦ it’s sad. I think when you take someone’s side of someone who has attacked someone and for someone to say ‘she made me do it or she deserved that,’ I think it’s a sad commentary for people who would take her side in that.”
“I think by definition, a bully is someone who torments a weaker person,” Kenya says when Andy asked her if she believes she was bullying Porsha. “I think that term is not appropriate here.”
“I don’t think the props had anything to do with being provocativeÂ at all,” Moore says. “I think there was a plan in place prior to the reunion to come attack me.”
“I think to say that the props were brought to antagonize Porsha is silly,” Kenya shares. “I didn’t have a problem with Porsha this entire year. We’ve never gotten into a huge knock-down, drag-out fight. She wasn’t someone I even planned to have an issue with at the reunion. My issues were with NeNe and my issues were with Phaedra. Porsha was not even a thought to me.”
“When Porsha first started out, she came with lies,” Kenya responds when asked if she can understand how her props taunted Porsha. “She said that I paid not one, but two African men to play my boyfriend on the reunion, which is not true. And I have proof of that.”
Kenya explains that the report of her paying Nigerian singer D’Banj $40,000 to play her boyfriend at the reunion is a lie. Moore says since Williams couldn’t match what she was saying with her wit or intellect she reverted to getting physical, and that her props are something for Porsha to blame her “irrational, unstable behavior” on.
Next, Andy showed Kenya a clip of Porsha’s interview last week where she said that Kenya owes her an apology too. “I think she’s a person that is incapable of showing contrition, she is not remorseful for what she did,” Kenya says. “I don’t think someone who was attacked should apologize for being attacked.”
When asked what she thinks of her co-stars taking Porsha side, Kenya says, “I think they are contrariant. Every time you look around they are saying they don’t condone violence. But they do.”
Kenya goes on to tell Andy, who tries to look at the situation objectively, to re-watch the reunion, and that Porsha started the argument with a “lie” that Kenya was paying someone to be her boyfriend. “They came to attack me,” she insisted. “What I said and what I did was in reaction to that, but I stayed seated.”
“If I can be honest,” Kenya continues. “I don’t think you’ll even air it because it’s too honest. First off, the way that she fell to the ground, screaming and kicking like a two year-old after she attacked me, then to be constantly treated like a baby, coddled and treated like a wounded little bird. When that wounded little bird grabbed me by my hair and pulled me to the ground, clearly meaning to hurt meâ€¦ that is not a wounded person that has been bullied. That is a person that intentionally came to do harm. She’s always been aggressive towards me, but people don’t remember those things. Or they refuse to see those things. How does a 32 year-old woman on a reality show that has a mouth the size of hers and the things that come out of her mouth ever say that she was bullied? To show flashbacks of that, that tempered the audience’s reaction. That’s the truth.”
“Had you leveled the playing field and shown the moments were she was aggressive towards me, you wouldn’t have gotten the reaction you did,” Kenya tells Andy. “You stacked the deck of cards against me.”
Next, Andy asks what the status of the legal case is for the fight. “We will have to go to court and the court will decide what her punishment will be,” Kenya says. “She broke the law, she attacked me and to add insult to injury, she won’t even apologize for her actions. Initially, I did reach out to her and her attorney to try and resolve it. I was met with ‘we’re going to try to sue you for aggravated assault.’ That’s someone who won’t take responsibility for what they’ve done.”
“What would it take for you to drop the charges against Porsha?” Andy asks.
“I think there’s such a lack of contrition, accountability, humility and decency for trying to blame me, when a person says ‘you made me do it,’ how could you drop the charges knowing they would do it again?” Kenya responds.
Next, the conversation turns to NeNe Leakes. Andy asks Kenya why she thinks NeNe doesn’t like her, and Moore responds, “I think NeNe is very threatened by me. I arrived on the show and the fact that the ratings have been through the roof, I’ve gotten a lot of attention. Maybe she doesn’t have the career she thought she would have, and her focus is now solely on Real Housewives. I think she is clearly threatened by my existence on the show. It’s really sad, because I was a good friend to her.”
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