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Kenya Moore on Porsha Williams Attack: 'I won't let it go'

(Yahoo!) - It's Kenya Moore vs. Porsha Williams, round 100.

On Sunday, part one of the reunion special for the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" aired on Bravo, where fans watched the brawl take place between cast members Kenya Moore and Porsha Williams.

And by "brawl," we mean Williams grabbing Moore by the hair, pulling her down to the ground, and dragging her across the floor.

Williams, 31, released a statement last week after voluntarily appearing for processing at the Fulton County jail in Atlanta, Georgia, and now, Moore, 43, is speaking out.

"During the taping of the Reunion Episode for the 'Real Housewives of Atlanta,' I was violently attacked by Porsha Williams," Moore begins in her statement, obtained by "The Insider With Yahoo." "The episode … was taped in front of an audience of over 50 people, which included cast, crew, guests and executives, who served as witnesses. I called 911 to report the incident. The Atlanta police conducted an independent investigation, which included viewing the raw footage of the incident. As a result, Porsha Williams was charged with battery. The authorities will decide her fate, not me."

Williams was charged with one misdemeanor count of simple battery stemming from the altercation.

"There are many inflammatory statements made by cast members to and about each other particularly during the reunion tapings," continues Moore. "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.  My intellect and my brain are my most powerful weapons — not my fists.

"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," says Moore. "Being a cast member on a reality show does not absolve people of their rights."

 

Last week, an attorney for Williams called the claim "unfounded," adding that Moore "was undoubtedly the primary aggressor in the incident." Williams's lawyer also stated that she intends "to contest the pending misdemeanor and is currently pursuing felony charges against Kenya for Aggravated Assault."

However, Moore is firing back.

"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," her statement continues. "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 not to respond in kind.  As violent responses escalate, they can quickly result in severe injury or even death.  

"Being the second Black woman to be crowned Miss USA, there are little girls who look up to me," she concludes. "I would never want those girls, my nieces, or my future children to see me fighting anyone. That’s the lesson we should all want to send, especially to young people — that no matter how angry someone makes you feel by what they say to or about you, violence is never an option. #stoptheviolence."

Yahoo has reached out to Williams's attorney for an updated statement. Part two of the " Real Housewives of Atlanta" reunion special airs Sunday, April 27 at 8 p.m. on Bravo.

 

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