Candiace Dillard is speaking out after the most recent episode of RHOP, which aired on Sunday and not surprisingly she has quite a bit to say.
While Candiace Dillard has yet to watch Sunday’s episode of RHOP, the 37-year-old Bravoleb sounded off on the difficult subject matter featured in the episode.
During Sunday’s episode of RHOP, several ladies of Potomac, including Candiace Dillard, discussed how they had been sexually assaulted and/or abused in their younger years.
“I had an experience when I was a teenager. I was unable to give consent. At the time, I didn’t really realize what …the severity of what had happened,” Robyn Dixon said in her confessional interview.
“I didn’t even realize that what had happened to me was what it was until, like, years later,” Candiace Dillard admitted.
In her own confessional, Ashley Darby said, “It’s very triggering for me because of my own experiences that I had at the hands of a family member, and the saddest thing is to know that it’s happening now. It’s so prevalent. It is heartbreaking.”
“At the end of the day, we have a lot in common. It does not surprise me that in this very, very room, we have women who have been sexually assaulted, and thank God they feel safe enough to share their truth,” Karen said in her RHOP confessional.
While Robyn, Karen, and Ashley had previously either admitted to their abuse or alluded to it on past seasons of RHOP. However, this was the first time that Candiace and Mia had opened up about being sexually assaulted.
Following Sunday’s episode Candiace took to Twitter to share her thoughts.
According to Candiace, she found the episode “triggering” and admitted she is “tired” of watching “a woman, who accused someone of sexual assault speaking about sexual assault.”
“It’s triggering to watch a woman who accused someone of sexual assault speaking about sexual assault. I’m tired. I’m actually very tired. A Thread.
Full context: I have seen the episode yet, but I saw the clip of some of us speaking about our personal experiences with SA. I’m grateful to those in our friend group who were courageous enough to share their story.
I also read some of the comments, and as horrifying and embarrassing and frightening as it can be to talk about your own experience, I’m grateful that based on the comments that I’ve read, that “shattering the silence” can liberate some of you.
It’s also liberating for me to know that I’m not an alien in my personal story of what happened to me. So, thank you.”
The longtime RHOP star then took aim at those who lie and manipulate scenarios to “insinuate that anyone sexually assaulted them.”
“People who manipulate words and blatantly miss use the English language to insinuate that anyone sexually assaulting them is criminal.
[To say] ‘He made me go into a hotel room’ [is] yet another iteration of SA insinuations. That she would not sit and speak as if she is an advocate for sexual assault awareness is morally corrupt and criminal.
I’m triggered and I’m tired. I’m tired and I’m not allowing it to slide or slip through the cracks #RHOP.”
The Real Housewives of Potomac airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.