Michael Darby Sues Candiace Dillard For $2 Million Over Gay Oral S*x Claims

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Michael Darby Sues Candiace Dillard For $2 Million Over Gay Oral S*x Claims

Michael Darby, a former cast member of The Real Housewives of Potomac has filed a defamation lawsuit against Candiace Dillard,  according to TMZ.

Michael Darby

The lawsuit was filed after Candiace Dillard alleged on a November 2022 episode of The Real Housewives of Potomac that Michael Darby performs oral s*x on men and pays for sex.

Michael Darby, who is estranged from his wife and fellow RHOP cast member, Ashley Darby, is seeking $2 million in damages.

Candiace Dillard

It’s important to note that courts have previously ruled that describing someone as gay is not considered defamatory. 

The lawsuit claims that Michael Darby sent Candiace a cease-and-desist letter earlier this year, but she has not retracted her story.

Over the years, RHOP has portrayed Candiace’s tense relationships with both Michael and his estranged wife, Ashley Darby.

Candiace Dillard and Ashley Darby

Most recently, Ashley Darby accused Chris BassettCandiace’s husband, of flirting with her friend and sending inappropriate messages online. However, in January, footage aired that contradicted Ashley’s claims, leading her to admit on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen that she was in a difficult situation.

Gizelle Bryant and Ashley Darby

Chris Bassett, 44, took to Twitter to deny the flirting allegations, thanking the RHOP production team for showing the truth and exposing the lies being told about him.

In December 2022, Candiace called her castmate Ashley a “flop.” Dillard accused Ashley of relying on her children, Dean and Dylan, to get screentime, writing on Twitter, “Can’t pimp your children out for two-minute scenes forever.” While Ashley acknowledged that her friendship with Dillard is “a work in progress,” Candiace has continued to criticize her castmate.

Candiace Dillard

It’s no surprise to RHOP fans that Candiace is facing litigation over her reckless mouth. She has a history of making defamatory comments, being incredibly cruel and taunting fans and her co-stars.

In November 2020, Candiace snapped at an RHOP fan on Twitter  — wishing eternal damnation on the person. 

“Your existence is so vile. When you get to hell, enjoy explaining how harassing a Black woman ad nauseam on twitter for no reason at all doesn’t qualify you to burn in hell,” Candiace wrote. 

The viewer didn’t back down, responding—

“So threaten my existence and then sentence me to hell? How do you not stay sued? Speaking of…lemme just find my lawyer right quick.”

Candiace kept the vitriol coming — slamming the fan as a “street rat.”

Candiace Dillard fat-shamed and wished death on social media blogger, Khyle Paylor of The Black Socialites in 2020 — then a few months later — Paylor tragically passed away.

Part three of The Real Housewives of Potomac reunion airs March 5, at 8pm ET, on Bravo.


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