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Monique Samuels, star of Real Housewives of Potomac, has responded to Atlanta Pastor Jamal Bryant after he went live and tore into her following her allegations during the first part of this season’s reunion show.
During Sunday night’s episode, Samuels came through with an entire binder full of “receipts.” She alleged that Bryant’s relationship with his ex-wife and cast member, Gizelle Bryant, was “fake.” She also claimed that the pastor has a girlfriend, and the girlfriend sent her details about their alleged relationship.
“Of course I’m going to bring up my receipts to back up everything that I’m saying. So while you’re sitting over here having fake, fraudulent relationships with your ex, your kids ain’t even happy about it,” she added.
Bryant hopped on social media to defend his reputation and his ex-wife.
“From the jump, you need to know tonight is not an apology. I’m not asking for anybody’s forgiveness. Tonight is for clarity. For five seasons, I’ve never said anything about Potomac. Never said anything in a post, an interview, a tweet or a text. I average about 56 interviews a year and in no terms have I ever mentioned Potomac, good bad or ugly,” he says in part of the video.
“I have long since not been an advocate for many reality tv shows because I don’t think it represents the best of who we are, nor does it advance our progress, our maturity and our brilliance. A bone of contention between Gizelle and I for years has been her participation on the show and how I did not support it.”
Bryant vowed never to appear on the show again. “It has been a gross misrepresentation of my character, my ministry and my humanhood,” he said.
“His whole response just proves that there are demons in the church and in the pulpit because what pastor goes on a live and does that?” Samuels told Shadow and Act. “He wasn’t even original. Dude, I already did the binder, get your own thing. It was just hilarious to me. He needs to do better with his actions and doing that live is the exact opposite of what a well-grounded pastor would have done. So it’s just that the comedy writes itself at this point. He needs to go back to prayer and ask God to help clean some of that flesh he has, because it is quite dirty.”