The Real Housewives of Potomac went on their cast trip last weekend, and Monique Samuels was noticeably absent after the recent drama.
As we reported last week, The Real Housewives of Potomac’s Monique Samuels was charged with second-degree assault after her October altercation with Candiace Dillard Bassett. The rest of the RHOP cast went to Portugal over the weekend for a trip, but Monique was apparently not allowed to go.
According to People, after the charges were filed against Monique, she also fired back with charges of her own. Candiace was charged with “second-degree assault from the District Court of Montgomery County in Maryland,” just like Monique. Monique is scheduled to go to court on December 23, 2019, while Candiace is not required to be in court on February 6, 2020.
According to Monique’s lawyer, his client was “assaulted by someone known for her aggressive, threatening and belligerent conduct,” and simply acted to defend herself. Candiace has definitely shown how aggressive she can be, especially last season after she was waving a knife in Ashley Darby’s face.
Bravo wouldn’t have made Monique stay home for no reason, but she’s apparently been banned from any filming events at the moment. This begs the question: why is Candiace allowed to film but Monique isn’t? If both of them have pending charges against one another, shouldn’t both cast members be equally suspended? Her punishment from Bravo certainly begs more questions than answers. We know the footage of the incident is in the hands of production, too.
Being banned from filming with the other ladies is surely the kiss of death. If you can’t film with the other girls and there’s no conflict on screen, there’s no reason to keep you on. Monique’s fate on the RHOP might rest in the hands of the Montgomery County court system.
The Real Housewives of Potomac is currently filming for season 5.