'Real Housewives of Potomac' star Michael Darby landed in hot water after he was arrested and charged with second-degree assault and improper sexual contact after allegedly groping a cameraman on the show - and Monique Samuels addresses the shock revelations.
We've all seen Michael get a little handsy when he's drunk, so it wasn't a huge surprise, but Monique says that the arrest "took a toll" on the group of ladies.
“That whole situation was so crazy. Thank god the charges were dropped. I know Michael does joke around and play a lot. So, I never once thought that it was something that would be assault. So when I heard that, that is I guess the part that was really shocking and scary, because that’s serious. It’s no longer just a reality TV show, this is real life. So, it definitely caught everyone off guard," she told HollywoodLife.
“And, you had some people on the cast that was like, ‘oh he definitely did it, he was guilty.’ Then, you had others that were trying to see the other side of it and what it possibly could have been. And, being that my husband was a professional athlete, I know how it is to be a target,” she continued. It seems that Monique is giving Michael more of the benefit of the doubt than some of the other ladies on the show.
Michael's wife, Ashley Darby is known for being "messy" on the show, so some of the women are reveling in the fact that she is now facing a little public humiliation - but not Monique.
“But, I think she received some support and then the people she was expecting to receive support from, they showed the opposite. So, it was definitely something that just made everybody show their true colors and what they really thought about her and her situation and her marriage. So, that was a really stressful time for her, as anyone could imagine it would be,” she added.