Kenya Moore is speaking out about the brawl between her and co-star Porsha Williams that aired Sunday on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” reunion show.
“There are many inflammatory statements made by cast members to and about each other particularly during the reunion tapings,” Moore told People in a statement. “Many have made untrue, denigrating, disparaging, and inflammatory statements against me in an attempt to provoke me, but I have never reacted in a violent way.”
During the show, Moore, 43, accused Williams, 31, of cheating on her ex-husband, former NFL quarterback Kordell Stewart. The two then exchanged insults, and Williams grabbed Moore’s hair, pulling her down and dragging her across the floor.
Williams later told host Andy Cohen that she “blacked out” during the fight.
“If people get so angry that they lose control and admittedly ‘black out’ and resort to violence, those persons must be held responsible for their actions,” Moore said in the statement.
Moore added that she has been a victim of physical abuse in the past.
“After being repeatedly attacked by an abusive boyfriend at the age of 17, if someone puts their hands on me, I will not just let it go,” she said in the statement. “With that said, I sought self-defense training developed for the Israeli military. I’ve also been trained in weapons. I can take someone down in three moves. It took discipline for me to not respond in kind.”
Following the brawl, which took place during the March 27 taping, Moore reported the incident to police. An arrest warrant was issued for Williams, who turned herself in April 17. She was charged with simple battery and released on $2,000 bail.
“Although the claim is unfounded, Ms. Williams is fully cooperating with investigators and looks forward to clearing her name,” her rep told E! News at the time.