As dramatic as the Real Housewives franchise can be, some Housewives are fired for being boring. That's not the issue at hand in Potomac, however.
Right now, Monique Samuels is in hot water over allegedly assaulting castmate Candiace Dillard.
It was so serious that the women are going to court. And the whole thing was caught on Bravo's cameras.
Monique Samuels is in a world of trouble.
Us Weekly got their hands on a court filing within the District Court of Montgomery County.
According to those documents, a summons for Monique was issued on Thursday, November 7.
The docs indicate that the incident took place on October 16. The trial date is scheduled for December 23.
So what exactly happened?
Reportedly, both Monique and Candiace were at dinner with their fellows Housewives.
As you can imagine, the cameras were there to capture the drama -- and ended up getting more than they had bargained for.
The two castmates got onto an argument that became heated before allegedlyb ecoming physical.
Allegedly, Monique grabbed Candiace by the hair. That is a painful move that signals a great deal of aggression.
With this firm grip, she reportedly then pulled Candiace down. We are assuming that both fell to the floor from their seats at the table.
Further details of the assault remain unknown, but it apparently took several people to pry Monique off of her.
Police were then called, as is appropriate when an assault takes place. We hope that Bravo's recordings were useful evidence.
"At this time, we do not want to say too much and just allow the criminal process to play out," Candiace's attorney said in a statement.
The statement expressed: "We only ask everyone to pray for our client Candiace and her family."
"The physical assault, humiliation, and emotional distress have all been very painful and difficult for Candiace," her attorney affirmed.
The statement noted: "As it would be for anyone attacked so viciously." Well there's some descriptive language.
"We also pray that Monique will get some help,” Candiace's attorney expressed.
“We have spoken to the network and the network executives have assured us they made it very clear to Monique that this cannot happen again," the statement reads.
Candiace's attorney adds: "And they have assured us there will be additional security for our client during taping!"
That is a relief, though we sincerely hope that they will not be in a situation where they need to intervene.
Shows like The Real Housewives of Potomac are of course built upon drama, but that is not without its limits.
Liability insurance can be a serious issue for any show or franchise, and it can be hiked if producers or networks are sued.
Bravo and producers therefore have to always make it clear that they are 100% against physical brawling.
We hope that everyone on the show continues to be safe and does not experience any further violence.
Perhaps these serious charges will be whatever wake-up call Monique may allegedly need in order to adjust her behavior and mindset.