'RHOP' Star Monique Samuels Charged for Attacking Candiace Dillard, Insists It's Self-Defense
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The physical altercation between Monique and Candiace took place during the filming of forthcoming season 5 when the Housewives were all at a vineyard while drinking wine.

AceShowbiz - "The Real Housewives of Potomac" star Monique Samuels has been charged after allegedly attacking co-star Candiace Dillard during filming. According to a new report, Monique is charged with second-degree assault from the District Court of Montgomery County in Maryland.

Candiance reportedly filed a complaint against the 36-year-old star with the commissioner of the District Court of Montgomery County in Maryland on November 7. Monique is scheduled to appear in court on December 23 and should a judge agree there's probable cause at the hearing, then the wife of NFL star Chris Samuels could be facing jail time. If convicted she can be sentenced up to 10 years of imprisonment, a fine of up to $2,500

In a statement issued by her attorney, A. Scott Bodlen Of Reed Smith LLP, Monique insisted that she was just defending herself. "Neither I nor my client have seen, nor have we been served, with the subject Montgomery County criminal summons. Nevertheless, I understand the summons for this action that was sworn out by Ms. Dillard is completely one sided, inaccurate and unwarranted," the statement read, denying that Monique has been summoned to appear in court.

"Ms. Dillard has a public reputation for aggressive, belligerent and threatening behavior that has played out repeatedly on the Housewives of Potomac for millions of viewers to see for themselves. To be sure, my client did nothing but defend herself in the face of more very aggressive behavior by Ms. Dillard," the statement continued. "If this event occurred during taping of the show, I am confident that the video will bear all of this out."

The physical altercation between Monique and Candiace took place during the filming of forthcoming season 5 when the Housewives were all at a vineyard while drinking wine. The two, who have been beefing for years, later got into an argument and things shortly escalated into a physical fight.

"Candiace allegedly threw a drink in Monique's face and Monique then 'drug her ass,' " claimed a person close to the Bravo reality show to the site. "Monique 'boxed' Candiace up and Candiace was NOT ready. And Monique pulled out her weave too."

It was said that Candiace was injured following the brawl, asking producers to call police. When authorities arrived to the scene, she told them that she planned to press charges on Monique for assault. However, it remains to be seen whether or not they took actions against Monique.

While it wasn't know what injuries that Candiace suffered from the fight, report stated that she asked for medical assistance which she later received.

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