Porsha Williams apologizes for attack, says she was abused by ex-husband Kordell Stewart

Porsha Williams had time to put on makeup and do her hair for her mug shot since she voluntarily turned herself in for misdemeanor battery. CREDIT: APD
Porsha Williams had time to put on makeup and do her hair for her mug shot since she voluntarily turned herself in for misdemeanor battery. CREDIT: APD

Credit: Rodney Ho

Credit: Rodney Ho

Porsha and Kenya go at it in last Sunday's "Real Housewives of Atlanta." CREDIT: Bravo
Porsha and Kenya go at it in last Sunday's "Real Housewives of Atlanta." CREDIT: Bravo

Credit: Rodney Ho

Credit: Rodney Ho

UPDATE 4/30:

Kordell Stewart, who divorced Williams in December, 2013, released a statement today responding to her allegations of mental and physical abuse. He doesn't specifically deny those allegations, merely saying, in broad terms about "false claims and foolishness." He also noted that Porsha never said anything about such abuse in divorce court proceedings (which doesn't mean it didn't happen.)

I'm focused on raising my son and being a single dad. That is a big enough job, without having to continue to respond to her false claims and foolishness. It seems she is willing to do anything to try and keep herself relevant. I have moved forward in my life and I hope she can move forward and stop bringing me back into her life. I was done over 14 months ago with our relationship and marriage.

Porsha Williams officially apologized for attacking Kenya Moore on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" reunion show last month at the Biltmore in Midtown.

On the show, she grabbed Moore by the hair and dragged her to the ground. Moore appeared unharmed but she called the police and Williams has been booked for a misdemeanor battery charge. The episode aired April 20.

Williams gave the exclusive statement to Us magazine, which pays for such exclusives. The statement includes a specific apology. Williams also confirms something she implied during the show: that Kordell Stewart, her ex husband, physically hurt her during her relationship. Here is her statement, in part.

Her statement does not specifically reference Moore, who has demanded Williams be taken off the show for her violent act.

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