Posted: 2:56 pm Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Porsha Williams apologizes for attack, says she was abused by ex-husband Kordell Stewart 

By Rodney Ho

Porsha and Kenya go at it in last Sunday's "Real Housewives of Atlanta." CREDIT: Bravo

Porsha and Kenya go at it during “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” CREDIT: Bravo

UPDATE 4/30:

Kordell Stewart, who divorced Williams in December, 2013, released a statement today responding to her allegations of mental and physical abuse. He doesn’t specifically deny those allegations, merely saying, in broad terms about “false claims and foolishness.” He also noted that Porsha never said anything about such abuse in divorce court proceedings (which doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.)

I married my wife because she was a Godly woman who had accepted her calling as a minister. The bright lights made Porsha lose her way. I no longer know the person she has become. I hope and pray she can turn her life around soon. I loved my wife, supported her and invested in her success. As a reminder, I divorced her. At no time has there been any findings against me, during or before the divorce proceedings, to indicate anything less than a loving and supportive husband.

I’m focused on raising my son and being a single dad. That is a big enough job, without having to continue to respond to her false claims and foolishness. It seems she is willing to do anything to try and keep herself relevant. I have moved forward in my life and I hope she can move forward and stop bringing me back into her life. I was done over 14 months ago with our relationship and marriage.

 

Porsha Williams officially apologized for attacking Kenya Moore on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” reunion show last month at the Biltmore in Midtown.

On the show, she grabbed Moore by the hair and dragged her to the ground. Moore appeared unharmed but she called the police and Williams has been booked for a misdemeanor battery charge. The episode aired April 20.

Williams gave the exclusive statement to Us magazine, which pays for such exclusives. The statement includes a specific apology. Williams also confirms something she implied during the show: that Kordell Stewart, her ex husband, physically hurt her during her relationship. Here is her statement, in part.

“I suffered severe bullying since I was a child, to the extent of contemplating suicide and was also physically and mentally abused in my marriage. Throughout the season on Real Housewives I was manipulated and bullied and at the reunion taping when emotions were heightened, I was pushed too far with objects waved in my face and my personal space was continuously violated, and I reacted in a way which I am not proud of.”

Read the rest here.

Her statement does not specifically reference Moore, who has demanded Williams be taken off the show for her violent act.

 

 

 

20 comments
Atlantwoine
Atlantwoine

"IF" I were Kordell... I would get a hold of a copy of the RHOA reunion show (Character reference) and let Porsha go to court with those "allegations" she is going around saying.  That way instead of beating her behind in divorce court, he can beat her tail in civil court as well.


CMPINATL
CMPINATL

Please cancel this show.

CMPINATL
CMPINATL

Please cancel this show. Black women @ least none of the ones I know are like this.

ZAZ
ZAZ

Rodney, you have no clue...[which doesn't mean it didn't happen] and should stick to just writing what the nitwits said. And please cancel this nitwit show. People actually fritter away life watching these low lives?

jaggar1
jaggar1

Cancel this show please. It is an embarrassment to black women and Atlanta.

They are all crazy and ridiculous!.

DanyaGregory
DanyaGregory

PEOPLE PEOPLE, IT IS CALLED ENTERTAINMENT AND THAT IS WHAT KENYA GAVE THE AUDIENCE. PORSHA NEEDS TO STOP BLAMING EVERYBODY ABOUT THE WAY THAT SHE ACTED. WE HAVE ALL HAD SOMEONE IN OUR LIFE WHO HAS PUSHED US SO FAR AND WE HAVE NOT GONE THAT FAR TO HIT SOMEONE. IF SHE WAS THAT EMOTIONAL AND HAD BEEN ABUSED IN THE PAST, SHE SHOULD HAVE NEVER JUMPED AT THE CHANCE TO BE ON THE SHOW. SHE SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN SOME MENTAL HEALTH HELP SO THAT SHE COULD HAVE BEEN A STRONGER PERSON TO DEAL WITH SOMEONE LIKE KENYA, WHO I THINK IS THE BOMB. THEY NEED TO GET RID OF KENYA, NENE, KANDI, PHAEDRA AND CYNTHIA AND START FRESH. AS FOR NENE, SHE IS THE ONE THAT HAS LET STARDOM GO TO HER HEAD, THE WAY THAT SHE ALWAYS HAD THAT LOOK ON HER FACE WHEN CYNTHIA WAS SPEAKING WAS SO DISRESPECTFUL THAT I WOULD NOT WANT TO BE HER FRIEND ANYMORE.

purplediva
purplediva

Porsha does not have to associate any past abuses to explain why she put them hands on Kenya.  You don't have to have a past of any type of abuse to put your hands on Kenya. Kenya has a way of pulling out the worst in the best of people because she doesn't know when to stop.  Personally I think Kenya owes Porsha an apology for provoking her.  We are human beings with emotions and feelings, we are not robots.  Even animals have a limit on abuse.  It's only so many times you can beat on an animal before it retaliates.  How much more for us human?  You antagonized me all season and then on top of that you want to top it off by pointing a pointed object in my face?  If you noticed each thing Kenya did to Porsha was worst than the last, and that's because when you allow people to get away with things they continue to mess with you and do more and more and it got to the point, as it would anybody, that Porsha couldn't take it anymore. 

DavidThead
DavidThead

I wouldn't put it past him. He probably considers himself as a peer to her to the point where he thinks its okay. He's an effeminate, gay man, Porsha was totally a beard! 

idiotpolice
idiotpolice

For the record... all black women don't act like this. Please cancel this show and replace it with re-runs of The Cosby Show, Family Matters, Good Times, and the list goes on. Those shows depict woman whose primary concern was the well-being of their family.

PBY
PBY

As always, Kordell is such a class act. Porsha, on the other hand, has been showing herself to be just the opposite for quite some time now. I still can't believe the way she's slandering Kordell every chance she gets with no regard for the impact her statements might have on her former stepson (who she claimed to love so much).  Kordell is a successful, handsome, educated, intelligent man with strong family values. He can do much better than Porsha. I wish him the best.

mrob
mrob

Her public out cry of abused by Kordell is ridiculous. Prior to her engagement with Kordell, did she tell him in details of her abused and if she did/did not seek professional help.


By doing so, could have save the opportunity to cancel the engagement and a bad marriage.


If she did tell Kordell of her past abused, then it's Kordell fault for marrying a victim of abused and he knew her behavior would display the history of her past abused.

ZAZ
ZAZ

Please, please cancel this show of low-lives.

xclusive
xclusive

so funny now poshea all of a sudden say she was abused by Kordell please we are not stupid he divorce her this show sucks its embrassing to black people its all about these hoes making money and will sell out their mama for it smh


sglawson
sglawson

Get rid of NeNe, Kenya, and Andy Cohen who all tried to act shocked and dismayed, but are all indeed instigators and provokers.  Porsha may not be the brightest, but she certainly does not deserve to go.  The others certainly do.

EdStone28
EdStone28

They're all trailer trash. Just cancel the show please!

jeffphillips
jeffphillips

She attacks someone, and now she's the victim...lol...didn't see that coming. (smh)

AlternativeDawg
AlternativeDawg

You don't violate one's personal space. Ummm ummm ummm.

andesi
andesi

Get rid of Kenya or I will no longer watch. I tired of her antics long ago. She is only trying to secure her $$$$ by showing that she can escalate the shows ratings at the expense of the other ladies feelings and marriages.  What she has accomplished to do was show how a beauty queen becomes a clown, her willingness to be a home wrecker, and her bullying techniques. Seen her kind on Jerry Springer before.  That's the show she belongs on.  Porsha should have dragged her and pulled out some tracks.  Get rid of her and next time, bring on an actual Atlanta woman who is a housewife or at least has had a husband.

AntiBullies
AntiBullies

@andesi I couldn't have said it better myself! Perfect statement! Just perfect! I totally agree!!