Candiace Dillard Instigates Violent ‘RHOP’ Brawl Involving Cast Extras, Criminal Charges Pending!
Video obtained by TMZ, captured the incident at Zebbie’s Garden in Washington, D.C. The footage depicts Real Housewives of Potomac cast members intervening in a heated altercation between Wendy Osefo’s friend, Keiana Stewart, and Ashley Darby’s loyal associate, Deborah Williams, during their Thursday night outing.
Amid the celebration of co-stars, Ashley Darby and Gizelle Bryant’s exciting activewear line launch, the group found themselves caught in the midst of the aforementioned altercation. The event took an unexpected turn, captivating the attention of all present.
According to the police report acquired by the outlet, the initial verbal confrontation between Keiana and Deborah quickly escalated into a physical altercation following the provocative act of one of the women throwing a drink. The tension in the air reached a boiling point, leading to an unfortunate exchange of blows that unfolded before the startled eyes of onlookers.
The video captures, Candiace Dillard grabbing a large champagne bottle, indicating her intent to further engage in the violence and escalate the already intense brawl. The chaotic scene unfolds with Candiace screaming obscenities and requiring restraint by the club’s security. This distressing incident reaches its conclusion with Keiana’s hospitalization, emphasizing the gravity of the altercation and the resulting injuries.
“Get her the f–k out, bitch!” Candiace Dillard, 36, can be seen screaming in the video below.
Unfortunately for the cast extras, the brawl took place after production wrapped, therefore, viewers won’t witness the off-screen incident unfold on television during the upcoming season.
According to reports, police were called and a criminal investigation is underway.
None of the main RHOP cast members were directly involved in the physical altercation. Ashley Darby and Gizelle Bryant attempted to intervene and separate the two women involved in the physical altercation.
The fight garnered significant attention and sparked a flurry of reactions from fans across the board. One person wrote, “I can’t believe this happened off-camera! I was hoping to see some drama play out during the upcoming season.”
Another stated, “Sending positive vibes to Keiana. It’s unfortunate that she ended up in the hospital. Hoping this incident brings awareness to the importance of resolving conflicts peacefully.”
“Whoa, that fight was intense! Can’t believe Candiace grabbed a champagne bottle. Hoping everyone involved is okay. Drama at its finest.” A third person shared.
Another person noted, “This is a reminder that reality TV isn’t all glamour and fun. There are real emotions and conflicts behind the scenes. It’s a wake-up call to remember that these are real people dealing with real issues.”
Other fans voiced their thoughts on Candiace’s role in the altercation.
Someone commented, “Candiace’s behavior is completely out of line. Grabbing a champagne bottle? That’s dangerous and uncalled for. She needs to learn how to handle conflicts in a more mature way.
“Candiace’s actions are unacceptable. She needs to be held accountable for her behavior. It’s disappointing to see this kind of aggression among the cast.”
An astute fan shared, “Candiace needs to get her anger in check. This isn’t the first time she’s been involved in physical altercations. It’s time for her to take responsibility for her actions.”
Press play to watch the fight unfold.
The Real Housewives of Potomac Season 8 premiers in fall 2023.
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