RHOP’s Candiace Dillard Faces Second Degree Assault Charges Following Fight With Monique Samuels Amid Season Five

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RHOP's Candiace Dillard Faces Second Degree Assault Charges Following Fight With Monique Samuels Amid Season Five

Candiace Dillard is facing second-degree assault charges following an October incident between her and her Real Housewives of Potomac co-star, Monique Samuels.

One week after it was reported that Monique had been charged with second-degree assault after she allegedly slammed Candiace’s head on a table, a criminal complaint has been filed against Candiace.

According to the complaint, which was filed in the District Court of Montgomery County in Maryland by Monique on November 14, it was said that there was a “probable cause” for the charges being brought against Candiace and noted that she is scheduled to appear in court to address the charges on December 23.

Monique’s court filing against Candiace comes after Candiace went to the cops on November 7 about their vineyard fight.

Reports of Candiace and Monique’s fight first began swirling on Instagram on October 19 with the Real Housewives Franchise claiming that Candiace threw a drink at Monique during filming on season five.

“Candiace threw a drink at Monique while filming for the upcoming season sometime in the past week at a vineyard.
After Candiace threw the drink, Monique then reportedly dragged her and ‘slammed [her] face on the table,'” the fan page explained.

Following Monique’s court filing last week, Candiace’s attorney, James L. Walker, Jr. released a statement to PEOPLE.

“At this time, we do not want to say too much and just allow the criminal process to play out. We only ask everyone to pray for our client Candiace and her family,” he said.  “The physical assault, humiliation and emotional distress have all been very painful and difficult for Candiace, as it would be for anyone attacked so viciously… We also pray that Monique will get some help.”

Monique’s attorney, A. Scott Bolden also spoke out.

Candiace’s allegations are “completely one-sided, inaccurate and unwarranted,” he explained. “Ms. Dillard has a public reputation for aggressive, belligerent and threatening behavior that has played out repeatedly on the [Real Housewives of Potomac] for millions of viewers to see for themselves.”

“My client did nothing but defend herself in the face of more very aggressive behavior by Ms. Dillard. If this event occurred during taping of the show, I am confident that the video will bear all of this out. My client has every right to file for a counter criminal summons, as well, and will consider doing so… Going forward, we hope that Ms. Dillard seeks the help she needs to avoid creating these kinds of unsafe and unfortunate circumstances in and outside of the workplace.”

The Real Housewives of Potomac season five is expected to air on Bravo TV sometime next year.

Photos Credit: Charles Sykes/Bravo